Transit riders may think that they are already reaping the benefits of our latest bus technology upgrades, what with next stops being called out on board, and real time data being pumped out to the likes of Google Transit and Transit App. Sure, we are now more accessible, less prone to miss a stop, and...
Every year HRM pays Corporate Research Associates to survey people about crosswalk safety. To be honest, it’s mostly about whether or not the city’s ad campaigns are having any effect, but in 2014, the survey included basic knowledge questions on where pedestrians have the right-of-way crossing the street, legally speaking. A stunning 57 per cent […]
When it comes to living without a car, there’s the challenge of getting around the city, and then there’s the challenge of getting out of the city. In a province like Nova Scotia, not having access to a vehicle can rob you of some amazing experiences in our forests and along our coasts. That’s where...
It’s fitting that when Local Xpress journalist Liane Heller took the final ride for her three-year-long project to write about every single route on the Halifax Transit map, she found herself on the 402 Sambro. Along with Heller’s transit adventure project, the 402 is coming to an end this month, taking its last ride […]
Rebecca Thomas, Halifax’s poet laureate, woke City Council with an electrifying poem she read in Chambers titled “Not Perfect.” The subsequent meeting saw a resolution passed to revisit the idea of renaming Cornwallis Street and removing the Cornwallis statue in, uh, Cornwallis Park. Also, the Liberal government released a meaningless budget designed to buld on a stronger […]
November Subscription Drive Erica Butler writes: I will be the first to admit it: I don’t like paywalls. It’s a drag when you spot something interesting on social media and then discover you don’t get to read it because you are not a subscriber. It’s a bummer not to be able to freely share things […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. The Irving “deal”: Graham Steele responds On Friday, I linked to an article Paul Withers wrote for the CBC, which reported that: Nova Scotia’s Liberal government revealed Thursday it refused to honour a $200-million loan guarantee offered to Irving Shipbuilding in a secret 2012 […]
When my mother was a young lass, she got a job with the Toronto Metropolitan Planning Board, phoning Torontonians at home to ask them how they got to work. She would then carefully map out, with pen and paper, the route they took. She remembers the job well, no doubt in part because of the […]
We welcome Halifax Examiner transportation columnist Erica Butler to the show this week to talk about the recently released Moving Forward Together report. Will this plan to revamp Halifax Transit better serve transit users, or just piss people off? Also, the Yarmouth Ferry was officially greenlit this week. Almost $33-million has been set aside by the […]