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*Peg City Car Co-op seeks Operations Manager*
We are looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, a strategic thinker, and
passionate about the role that carsharing can play in sustainable
transportation in Winnipeg, yet who is willing and able to be hands on with
the daily operations of a small but growing organization.
*About the Position*
The Operations Manager oversees the day-to-day activities of Peg City Car
Co-op, and is directly responsible for data management and metrics
tracking, monthly invoicing, fleet management, corporate account
management, and strategic planning. Starting salary is $45,000 per year
plus $120 per semi-monthly pay period for on call duties and 3 weeks paid
- Prepare monthly invoices and manage accounts receivable;
- Maintain booking software integrity and data quality;
- Manage fleet including the acquisition and set up (or disposal) of
vehicles; securing parking sites and signage; coordinating repairs and
maintenance; and processing and managing MPI claims;
- Recruit and manage corporate accounts;
- Prepare quarterly reports on key metrics;
- Ensure appropriate compliance, sound financial management, and
- Streamline operating procedures to support growth and efficiencies;
- Identify opportunities for growth and increased revenue;
- Build or maintain strategic partnerships with government, businesses
and community leaders;
- Mentor and provide direction and support to the Member Services
- Prepare for and participate in board and committee meetings as
- Provide succinct information and analysis to the Board to inform its
key policy decisions;
- Assist the Treasurer to develop the annual budget for Board approval;
- Represent the Co-op in public, cultivating strong media relations and
- Hold a valid Manitoba Class F driver's licence and clean driving
- Possess a strong self-starter personality
- Able to work independently and find solutions
- Desire to learn new things and able to adapt quickly
- Able to work a varied schedule including evenings and weekends
- Able to respond to time-sensitive vehicle issues
*How to Apply*
Email your cover letter and resume to info(a)pegcitycarcoop.ca and indicate
"Operations Manager Application" in the subject line.
*Deadline for Submission*: Review of applications will start December 8,
2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
Winnipeg committee pumps brakes on fast-tracked bike gridThe infrastructure
and public works committee did not support a lengthy pitch to figure out
what it would take to roll out a downtown bike grid quickly.
An ambitious plan to study a fast-tracked, adjustable grid of protected
not moving forward—at least not yet.
After a well-attended info session
Winnipeg – including industry experts with experience implementing bike
grids in other cities – Coun. Janice Lukes tried to get the infrastructure
renewal and public works (IRPW) Committee to order a report on what it
would take to follow suit locally.
Instead, IRPW chairperson Coun. Marty Morantz accepted her report—and the
enthusiastic support from active transportation advocates, the business
other councillors alike—for information, and asked administration to take
the next 120 days to determine if an adjustable downtown grid fits with the
city’s existing plans.
“I think that taking a baby step forward on this is a good idea,” Morantz
He took contention with the mention of the infrastructure being
“adjustable” and “temporary,” and said words like “expedite” put him off
during Lukes’ presentation.
“Sometimes in our haste we can make mistakes,” he said.
Morantz also expressed concern that the city’s 2015 pedestrian and cycling
strategy has “not a word” about adjustable bike paths, and wondered whether
Edmonton or Calgary’s did before they went with the adjustable grid plan.
Transportation Manager Luis Escobar cleared it up, explaining each of those
cities were in a similar “piecemeal”
mode as Winnipeg, building bike networks out during road renewal as per
their respective plans before realizing the approach is “not an actual
concerted effort to build a cycling network.”
Those cities, like Winnipeg, were years from having a gapless
transportation network for cyclists that is both safe and convenient.
“So what they did is they (installed) something to fill in that space
in-between,” Escobar said.
Also, to dissuade fears that Lukes’ idea could in any way defy the existing
cycling strategy, Escobar said the department would have to find a way to
make the two plans compatible, as it “cannot undermine a policy that has
Lukes further rebutted Morantz’s concerns, saying the strategy clearly
identifies building out the downtown network as a key priority.
It’s a choice, she says, between taking a decade to have a safe cycling
network downtown, or having one by 2018 “for a fraction of the cost.”
She contends her preferred method is a “new innovative approach” the
consultants who developed Winnipeg’s active transportation plan simply
hadn’t considered or weren’t familiar with at the time.
“Technology and innovation in (the active transportation field) is
constantly evolving,” she said. “It used to be just painted llines with
sharrows, but we realized people weren’t getting out… this is a very
Lukes said the motion that replaced her own is a “delay tactic,” but only a
She explained how, leading up to the IRPW meeting, she learned there is
“tremendous demand” for the downtown grid, and she believes pushing it back
means “people’s safety is put on the line,” so she’ll be working to make it
“We’re here to make change,” Lukes said. “Change isn’t easy.