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Reviewing transit service from the Woodside Ferry terminal

Reviewing transit service from the Woodside Ferry terminal

Changes are needed to transit connections at the Woodside Ferry Terminal. Halifax’s Moving Forward Together Plan proposes minimum ridership standards that all buses are required to meet. For Regional Express routes, the target is 20 passengers per trip. Most of them meet this target. Three buses far fall short, the 78, 79, and 370. The 370 can be considered a coverage route, as it is the only […]

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Transit ridership continues to decline, hits 5 year low

Halifax Transit released its quarterly Key Performance Indicator report. The report contains ridership figures for Q4 of FY2017-18 (January 1 – March 31 2017). Notable figures include: A 2.5% decline in ridership compared to the same time last year A 1% decrease in ferry ridership A 3% increase in Access-A-Bus ridership It’s worth noting that this represents a 5-year low in 4th quarter transit ridership. […]

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Nova Scotia Election 2017 – What the parties are saying about public transit

We reached out to all three major political parties to gauge their positions on public transit. Only the Progressive Conservative party returned our email. Here’s what they had to say: Thank you for your email regarding public transit. A Progressive Conservative government supports a public transit plan. We will work with the municipalities and federal government to ensure we have transportation services that fit community needs. […]

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