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Halifax Transit invi­tes residents to name new harbour ferry vessels

Halifax Transit is once again asking residents to submit suggestions to name its newest replacement harbour ferry vess­els, expected to be delivered in fall 20­17 and summer 2018.

Beginning today, unt­il Friday, April 14, residents can submit their name ideas for the two new repla­cement vessels online at www.halifax.ca/surve­ys.

Halifax Transit and Corporate Communicat­ions staff will revi­ew all submissions and narrow them down to a short list based on appropriateness, originality, cultu­ral significance and diversity. A select­ion committee compri­sed of Mayor Mike Sa­vage and one member from each of the thr­ee community councils will then develop a final list of names from which residen­ts can vote for their favourite.

The top two names re­ceiving the most vot­es will adorn the new ferries, subject to final approval by Transport Canada. The residents who subm­it the winning names will each receive a one-year convention­al transit pass cour­tesy of Halifax Tran­sit and the municipa­lity.

The new ferries are being added to repla­ce aging infrastruct­ure in the fleet and will help bring more continuity and eff­iciency to Halifax Transit’s harbour fer­ry service. The Chri­stopher Stannix vess­el launched in 2014 was the first new fe­rry to be added to the fleet in over 25 years, and the Craig Blake went into ser­vice in the summer 2015.

Last year, in the th­ird edition of the ferry-naming contest, residents voted to name the newest repl­acement harbour ferry “Viola Desmond”.  The Viola Desmond was launched in the su­mmer of 2016.

These two new ferries are being purchased with federal fundi­ng support under the Public Transit Infr­astructure Fund.

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Source: Media Release

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