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Windsor Police Distracted Driving Blitz Issues 36 Tickets in 7 Hours

Windsor Police have announced a recent distracted driving blitz resulted in 36 tickets issued in a span of seven hours. The Windsor Police Traffic Enforcement Branch has released data from a March 26th campaign targeting distracted driving, which ran from 11AM to 6PM in three locations throughout the city, with 11 officers taking part. After...

Windsor to Launch Mobile Pay Parking App on December 18 [u]

The City of Windsor has announced they have signed an agreement with Passport Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of Passport Parking, to allow residents to pay for metered street parking and city-run lots with their smartphone. The launch will take place on December 18th, while leading up to the debut, signs will be erected to direct...

City of Windsor Considers Mobile Payment App for Parking

If you live in the City of Windsor, you may no longer need to worry about finding a parking meter. The city is considering an agreement with a new phone payment app for parking called PassportParking, which already operates in cities including Toronto, Detroit, Montreal, Victoria, and Buffalo. Fahd Mikhael, manager of traffic operations, is...

Windsor Councillor Had His Window Smashed After Voting to Allow Uber

According to a new report from the National Post, a rock was thrown through the windows of Windsor Councillor John Elliott. On Monday, city council officially voted to allow Uber to legally operate in the city. On early Wednesday morning, someone smashed a rock through Elliott's window. Elliott believes that the act was taken because of his...

Windsor Approves New Rules for Uber, Despite Taxi Protests

Taxi drivers took their best shot at stopping Windsor city council from legalizing Uber but apparently failed. The council has moved ahead with its regulations, reports CBC News. Under the new rules, Uber drivers must undergo the same background checks as cab drivers; they cannot have vehicles older than 10 years; and vehicles between one...

Apple Maps Adds Windsor Transit Data for Ontario [u]

Apple Maps has been updated to include transit data for Windsor, Ontario, supplied by Transit Windsor. The update was made on the Apple Maps Acknowledgements website earlier this week (which also included the addition of Houston Transit data for those in Texas). Currently, the following Canadian transit data or sources are used by Apple Maps:...

Windsor to Crack Down on Uber with Massive Sting Operation

Authorities in Windsor, including bylaw officers and police, are gearing up for a large-scale sting operation on Uber drivers as complaints come in about the service. Mayor Drew Dilkens has said it will be a “co-ordinated enforcement initiative” that will catch Uber drivers in action, Windsor Star is reporting. Uber drivers could be charged with driving a cab without a...