Transit bus delays and cancellations possible beginning Monday, Nov 27. Check your bus schedule online before heading out.
If you received a notice from the Winnipeg Parking Authority informing you of outstanding parking tickets, please follow the instructions provided to make a payment. These notices have been sent under the City's new policy for vehicles whose owners have multiple unpaid parking tickets. Under this policy, vehicles that belong to anyone with three or more unpaid tickets that are past the appeal deadline will be towed if they are found committing another parking offence.
Si vous avez reçu un avis de la Direction du stationnement de Winnipeg vous informant que vous avez des contraventions de stationnement impayées, veuillez suivre les instructions fournies pour faire votre paiement. Ces avis ont été envoyés en vertu de la nouvelle politique de la Ville visant les véhicules dont les propriétaires ont plusieurs contraventions de stationnement impayées. En vertu de cette politique, on remorquera les véhicules des personnes qui ont au moins trois contraventions impayées dont la date limite d’appel est passée si ces personnes commettent une autre infraction au stationnement.
What is a Parking Authority?
A parking authority is a publicly owned and managed, self funding agency integrating On and Off Street parking facilities and related services.
Typically, parking authorities manage city-owned parking operations and build parking lots and parkades in support of local objectives. Most major cities operate an integrated parking service. In Canada, there are very visible examples at the Toronto Parking Authority, the Calgary Parking Authority, and Vancouver EasyPark.
It is called an authority because that's the most common and recognizable name convention for such an Agency in North America. The term "authority" means different things in different jurisdictions; in our case, we selected the term for name recognition denoting a Special Operating Agency or "SOA".
"SOA" is the term used to denote a government (municipal or provincial) agency that handles non core service functions on a full cost recovery basis. They run "like a business".
SOA's operate at arms length from government, assisted by a Board of Advisors representing key stakeholders, and are fully or partially self supporting through sale of services to the public. Other terms used are Crown Corporations, or Authorities. They are very common in Canada, and more so in the US.