High times with Halifax Transit

High times with Halifax Transit

Over the last few decades, Canadians have made incredible progress reducing drunk driving and the associated carnage. This summer, cannabis will be legalized, and people are warning that this will lead to people driving while high – something that is equally as dangerous as drunk driving. We firmly believe that the best way to limit the negative impacts of impaired driving is to provide high-quality […]

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Halifax Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit Proposal

We’re pleased to see the city make progress on its bus rapid transit plan. Many of the measures in the proposal have been discussed for years, such as the transit priority corridor on Bayers Road. The proposal includes lots of changes that IMTB has been advocating for since 2011, including all-door boarding, off-board fare collection, comfortable waiting areas, 15-minute headways, and a transfer-based network. Overall, […]

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Halifax’s bus maintenance needs an overhaul

Halifax’s bus maintenance needs an overhaul

A new report from It’s More Than Buses shows that Halifax Transit’s buses are far less reliable than other transit agencies in North America. In Chicago, buses travel nearly 9,000km before breakdown while on route. In New York City and Atlanta, buses travel just over 10,000km between such failures. In Toronto, buses manage a whopping 20,009km between failures. In Halifax, our buses come in at […]

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Gottingen needs a bus lane – and a service review too

Gottingen needs a bus lane – and a service review too

Gottingen Street is one of Halifax’s busiest transit corridors, seeing a bus per minute headed northbound during the afternoon rush hour. These buses are weaving around cars and getting stuck in the line of traffic headed to the Macdonald Bridge, depriving hundreds of commuters from a fast, frequent, and reliable transit trip. It’s More Than Buses supports the immediate investment in a northbound bus-only lane […]

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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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