Guided by the outcomes of a public engagement process in 2013 and ridership data gathered over time, in 2015 Halifax Transit tackled the largest ever overhaul of the city’s transit system. With a draft redesigned transit network in hand, staff and Council sought the feedback of residents to make it the best it could be.

Consultation on the draft Moving Forward Together Plan took place from February 17-April 24, 2015. Over the 10 week consultation period, thousands of Halifax residents provided their feedback and insight at one of 20 pop-up engagement events, through email, by phone, or through an online survey.

The key principles found at the heart of the Moving Forward plan are:

  1. Increase the proportion of resources allocated towards high ridership services.
  2. Build a simplified transfer based system.
  3. Invest in service quality and reliability.
  4. Give transit increased priority in the transportation network.

Based on the feedback gathered in our Moving Forward Together consultation, a revised plan was approved by Regional Council on April 12, 2016. Council has requested a supplementary report to address some remaining questions related to the plan, and upon receipt and review of the report, Council may make changes to the plan related to these outstanding items.

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Project Timeline

We've already done a lot of work and there is a lot more to come. Here are the major milestones we've achieved and those that are coming soon:

October 2013: First round of engagement completed.

January 2014: Our guiding principles were completed and approved.

January 2015: First draft of the Moving Forward Together Plan completed.

February-April 2015: Second round of engagement begins.

April 2015-early 2016: Refine draft plan.

March 24, 2016: Transportation Standing Committee reviews the plan.

April 12, 2016: Committee of the whole reviews the Moving Forward Together Plan.

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