Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Transit released its much anticipated draft Moving Forward Together Plan today and is asking residents to provide feedback. The plan proposes a redesign of the transit network to make it simpler, smarter and more efficient.
“We’re embarking on an unprecedented overhaul to our transit system,” said Eddie Robar, Director of Halifax Transit. “I encourage everyone, whether they currently ride a bus or ferry or even if they don’t, to have a look at this new plan, tell us what they think, and help us make transit better.”
The comprehensive system review and network redesign came out of a series of public consultations that took place over several months in 2013 and gathered the input of community groups, Regional Council and thousands of residents.
The focus of the plan is to make it easier for Halifax Transit users to get where they’re going by:
- investing in the most popular routes;
- offering faster commutes during rush hour;
- making transfers easier to use;
- introducing new routes where they are needed; and
- retiring or redesigning inefficient and underused routes.
Residents are invited to learn more about the plan and provide their feedback at MakeTransitBetter.ca.