Transit advocates push for Halifax light rail

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Light rail proponents are in the early stages of a transit proposal that would supply Halifax and the surrounds region with light rail service.
Halifax Light Rail Alliance
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — A group of transit advocates are pushing for a light rail proposal that would serve Halifax and the surrounding area, Global News reports.

The Halifax Light Rail Alliance says now is a good time to invest in light rail transportation as Halifax experiences the challenges of a growing city.

The group is suggesting a light rail corridor that would run from Sackville and loop across the Halifax peninsula to Clayton Park using a mix of pre-existing rails and new infrastructure. Additional expansions could spread into the communities of Dartmouth and Spryfield in Nova Scotia.

So far, the alliance has presented its case to two local politicians.

Those on board for the proposal, including Dalhousie University transportation professor Ahsan Habib says light rail would likely give a boost to transit-oriented development in the area.

The alliance has created a website with the scope of the project online. Phase one would include more than 20 station stops and potential future extensions using other existing railroad tracks.

More information is available online.

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