No more rapid transit, she said, and even the unfinished line to south Winnipeg was on the chopping block if possible. Rapid transit was Bowman's legacy project.
And as for his pledge to open Portage and Main to pedestrians? History. Not gonna happen, declared Motkaluk.
The battle lines appeared drawn.
Instead of spending hundreds of millions on Bowman's vanity transit plan, she believed in "putting more buses more frequently onto the roads that we already have so that we can serve Winnipeggers right now."
She would be a meat-and-potatoes mayor. Spend tax money on the priorities of the taxpayers and not the politicians. What a concept!
Bowman was momentarily stunned. Interestingly he didn't rush to the defence of his vaunted rapid transit dream. But he countered Motkaluk's Portage and Main stand---he would hold a referendum and abid…