Listen, I wouldn’t blame you if you were done with discussing the future of transit in Halifax. We had the Moving Forward Together (MFT) plan, for which thousands of folks chimed in with their hopes and dreams for buses in the region. Then we had the Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP), and everyone played ball again, […]
The latest federal budget announced the end of the federal transit pass credit as of July this year. Since 2006, Canadians could reduce their tax bills by 15 per cent of the cost of their monthly transit pass purchases for the year. So, if you bought a year’s worth of Halifax Transit regular adult passes...
Hold on to your hats, transit riders, your city is spoiling you this year by adding a couple of signs and a priority light signal at Robie and Almon Streets, to help about 24 buses a day run faster. The tiny transit priority measure will allow buses to use the southbound right turn lane on...
The first of three rounds of public consultation start this week for city’s new Integrated Mobility Plan. I spoke with IMP project manager Rod McPhail about what the consultations will be like, and why we should bother showing up. First, a quick refresher on the IMP: Staff started working on this plan back in February […]
A study by transportation think-tank Transit Center has taken a closer look at who’s using public transit in the US, in hopes of taking away lessons on how to get more people on board. The report, Who’s On Board 2016: What Today’s Riders Teach Us About Transit That Works, found that in addition to speed […]
Paul McLeod had a storied journalism career here in Halifax – with stints at the Daily News, Metro Halifax and allnovascotia.com – before lighting out to Ottawa to cover national politics with the Chronicle Herald and, later, Buzzfeed Canada. Next month he moves to Washington, DC, to cover the U.S. politics and the presidential election. We speak about […]
This week, in our ongoing series profiling the ever-more-crowded slate of candidates for the municipal election, we speak with District 8 contender Brenden Sommerhalder. We also chat with Halifax Typographical Union veep Frank Campbell about the breakdown in talks between the Chronicle Herald and the striking workers. Plus, city council debates innovative disruptions to the transit system, a […]
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 […]