Canada: Burnside Transit Centre Rebuild to Improve Bus Services in Halifax

Infrastructure Canada and the Halifax Regional Municipality have announced over 20.8 million CAD in joint funding for the first phase of the Burnside Transit Centre Eco-Rebuild project in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The project will improve the Halifax Regional Municipality’s bus services to provide passengers with faster and more reliable public transit.

Funding for the first phase will support the planning and design of the new transit centre. This plan will be used to replace and expand the existing Burnside Transit Centre with a net-zero facility.

The funding will also support studies to determine how the municipality can transition to a zero-emission bus fleet following Halifax Transit’s first order for electric buses earlier this year.

Pam Lovelace, Deputy Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality said:

“This is an exciting investment for Halifax Transit, and for the residents and visitors of the municipality. This funding supports not only our public transit service by designing and planning construction of a net-zero transit facility for Burnside, but will facilitate our transition to a zero-emission bus fleet as part of HalifACT, the municipality’s climate action plan to reduce emissions and rely on clean energy sources.”

Once complete, this project will increase the capacity of the Halifax Regional Municipality’s bus system and will provide passengers with better access to public transit and clean energy transportation.

The Government of Canada is investing over 6.5 million CAD in this project, while the Government of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality are each contributing over 7.1 million CAD.

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