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Halifax, NS approves an eight-year timeline to turn 50% of its transit fleet electric

Halifax, NS Electric Bus Fleet Timeline

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The Rapid Transit Strategy includes purchases of 210 all-electric buses by 2028. Halifax Transit will incorporate the first round of buses by 2022. A projected savings of $24,000 per year for each bus comes from lower fuel and maintenance costs than diesel-powered buses. City leaders plan for electric buses to serve four rapid-transit routes that connect ferry stops with downtown destinations.

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Rapid Transit Strategy | Shape Your City Halifax

We are delighted to report that Regional Council voted unanimously in support of the Rapid Transit Strategy on May 26, 2020. See below, and the documents provided on the right, for more information about the Strategy. Halifax Regional Municipality has developed a strategy to establish a Rapid Transit Network. Rapid Transit means public transit that is more reliable and attractive. The aim is to get you where you want to go, when you want to go, faster and more frequently – seven days a week. Rapid Transit can be a key part of the municipality's shift to a more sustainable transportation system. Investing in Rapid Transit can help households reduce their transportation costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to preserve our environment and meet the municipality’s ambitious goals for climate change mitigation. The strategy includes two types of transit: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a system that provides riders with fast, frequent, comfortable and high capacity bus service. The proposed network consists of four routes and aims to provide all-day frequent bus service along key corridors and have faster travel times. New Ferry service which could offer a fast, direct connection to downtown Halifax using vessels capable of higher speeds than the current ferries. The Rapid Transit Strategy is considering potential routes and terminal locations. The strategy will also look at connections between transit and land use, encouraging development near stations so that new growth is transit-oriented and sustainable. Learn more Want to know more about the Rapid Transit Strategy? We encourage you to: Read the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions Download the Rapid Transit Strategy Download the Pop-up Session Presentation Boards Download the Rapid Transit Strategy Engagement Report

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New ferry routes, electric buses part of Halifax Transit plan | Local | News | The Chronicle Herald

An ambitious $780-million rapid transit strategy would put three new ferry routes and 210 electric buses into service in Halifax Regional Municipality by 2028. “The strategy establishes a Bus Rapid Transit or BRT network, new ferry services

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New ferry routes, electric buses part of Halifax Transit plan | Local | News | SaltWire

An ambitious $780-million rapid transit strategy would put three new ferry routes and 210 electric buses into service in Halifax Regional Municipality by 2028. “The strategy establishes a Bus Rapid Transit or BRT network, new ferry services

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