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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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What can travel-time mapping tell us about transit?

What can travel-time mapping tell us about transit?

Something that we’ve constantly advocated for is the use of travel-time mapping in decision making around transit issues. Maps are a useful tool in transit planning. They communicate where people can go, and how they can get there. But one thing that is often missed in decisions involving public transit in Halifax is how long it will take to get there, which is why communicating […]

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