By Ryan Scarth, AIMS intern
Commuting in Halifax is continually at the forefront of public debate. The general consensus among Haligonians is that the Halifax Transit network is in need of reform. While investments have been made to improve existing services, they fail to target the heart of the issue plaguing public transit in the city. Following a decision last year by City Council deeming a commuter rail line “economically unviable”, the expensive, silver bullet solution has again surfaced in the form of a pre-proposal from VIA rail, the federal Crown Corporation. Published in The Coast, a recent op-ed points out the benefits a Bus Rapid Transit system could provide, as well as the argument in favour of using common-sense to develop existing infrastructure and utilize the current Halifax Transit fleet as effectively as possible.
Read the full opinion piece on the AIMS website, here: http://www.aims.ca/commentary/bus-rapid-transit-key-halifaxs-infrastructure-reform/