Bus Rapid Transit

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality, bus-based transit system that provides transit users with fast, frequent, comfortable, high capacity and cost-effective service. The purpose of this project is to study the feasibility of BRT as a viable higher order transportation option in Halifax. It will identify and assess corridors that could support BRT infrastructure, and for the preferred option assess and recommend preferred approach for the length of the corridor. It will further identify costs (including any real estate acquisition) as well as efficiencies and trip time savings which would be generated as a part of the introduction of a BRT service.

BRT as an alternative has its roots in both the Halifax Regional Municipality's Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) and Halifax Transit’s Moving Forward Together Plan. (MFTP)

In late 2016 Regional Council approved the MFTP. One of the four principles at the core of the plan is increasing priority for transit vehicles in the transportation network. It further states that the Corridor Routes service types described in this plan could be candidates for future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors.

The intent of the IMP is to create a regional vision for mobility and help to direct future investment in transportation demand management, transit, active transportation, and the roadway network in the 25-year horizon. This plan will strive to identify the two-way relationship between land development patterns and work to better link people and their communities. One of the objectives of the IMP is to implement a sustainable transportation strategy by providing a choice of integrated and connected travel options. This includes the study of Bus Rapid Transit as a high-order mode of transportation.

Thank you to all that attended the Feb. 12 open house and to those that shared their thoughts via the survey. Have a look at the presentation boards.

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality, bus-based transit system that provides transit users with fast, frequent, comfortable, high capacity and cost-effective service. The purpose of this project is to study the feasibility of BRT as a viable higher order transportation option in Halifax. It will identify and assess corridors that could support BRT infrastructure, and for the preferred option assess and recommend preferred approach for the length of the corridor. It will further identify costs (including any real estate acquisition) as well as efficiencies and trip time savings which would be generated as a part of the introduction of a BRT service.

BRT as an alternative has its roots in both the Halifax Regional Municipality's Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) and Halifax Transit’s Moving Forward Together Plan. (MFTP)

In late 2016 Regional Council approved the MFTP. One of the four principles at the core of the plan is increasing priority for transit vehicles in the transportation network. It further states that the Corridor Routes service types described in this plan could be candidates for future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors.

The intent of the IMP is to create a regional vision for mobility and help to direct future investment in transportation demand management, transit, active transportation, and the roadway network in the 25-year horizon. This plan will strive to identify the two-way relationship between land development patterns and work to better link people and their communities. One of the objectives of the IMP is to implement a sustainable transportation strategy by providing a choice of integrated and connected travel options. This includes the study of Bus Rapid Transit as a high-order mode of transportation.

Thank you to all that attended the Feb. 12 open house and to those that shared their thoughts via the survey. Have a look at the presentation boards.

  • CLOSED: Thank you for your input, the survey has now closed. The results of the survey will help us understand the preferred options when it comes to Bus Rapid Transit.

    Bus Rapid Transit Survey

    Share your thoughts with us about potential Bus Rapid Transit options for the municipality by completing this short survey. 

    Please read the presentation boards before completing the survey. 

    Share your thoughts with us about potential Bus Rapid Transit options for the municipality by completing this short survey. 

    Please read the presentation boards before completing the survey. 

    Take Survey