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  1. Two new updates. First is the 2018/19 Q2 Performance Measures Report: https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/transportation/halifax-transit/Halifax Transit - 2018-2019 Q2 Performance Measures Report.pdf System-wide boardings are up 4.1% from the same quarter a year ago, though the extra transfers from the Lacewood area adjustments can account for some of that. Ferry boardings have declined 10% from last year, but are still quite a bit higher than the levels pre-Big Lift. Notable are the ridership numbers by route - many of the altered routes show a noticeable increase i
  2. Schedule and Service Adjustments - Effective February 18th, 2019: Route 21: Schedule adjustment on James Street (layover reduction) Route 39: Additional weekday evening trip Lacewood-bound departing Bridge Terminal at 10:57pm Route 123: Stops added along St. Margaret's Bay Rd. Route will no longer travel along Quinpool Rd - instead using Chebucto to Cunard to Robie to Bell (reverse in PM) Route 194: Inbound trips will now turn left on Broad St. instead of right. Outbound trips turn right at the first entrance to Broad St. then right on Gary Martin. In addition, the express
  3. Halifax Transit has announced that ALL of the adjustments in my last post will be implemented AT ONCE as of August 20th, making this perhaps the biggest set of routing adjustments in quite a few years (granted, a decent number of these are just routes changing numbers and/or route classifications, but still...)
  4. 2018/19 Service Plan has been officially released: https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/transportation/halifax-transit/Halifax Transit - 2018-2019 Annual Service Plan.pdf This year's planned adjustments have been split up into four groupings, each of which will be done all at once so as to minimize disruptions. Planned Schedule and Route Changes - 2018/19 (Implemented as of August 20th, 2018) Group A: (NEW) Route 3: Replaces Route 52. Uses existing routing between Burnside and Lacewood Terminal. (NEW) Route 28: Provides service between Lacewood and Mumford Terminals
  5. Route and Schedule Adjustments - Effective February 19th, 2018: Alderney Ferry - Weekday schedule adjusted on a trial basis. 15 minute service from 6:30am to 8pm, 30 minute service from 8pm to end of day.
  6. Is that his name in Morse Code that I see? I see what you did there, Halifax Transit...
  7. Aren't there two new ferries to be built in the next couple years, though? That would likely take care of both Halifax III and Woodside I. Also, this is a bit early by Halifax Transit standards, but... Route and Schedule Adjustments - Effective November 27th, 2017 Route 6 - Service Discontinued Route 9 - Replaced by NEW Route 29. All trips begin/end at Tower Rd. Turning Loop and Bayers Rd. Centre. Services Water St. Terminal in both directions. Weekday - 15 min peak (6:30 - 8:30am, 3:00 - 6:30pm), 30 min off-peak, 60 min after 10pm Saturdays -
  8. Route and Schedule Adjustments - Effective August 21st, 2017: (NEW) Route 194 - West Bedford Express - Four weekday AM (inbound) and PM (Outbound) trips between West Bedford / Larry Uteck (west of Hwy. 102) and downtown Halifax. Map Schedule Route 330 - Last current AM trip to depart Tantallon at 8:00am (5 minutes earlier). Additional AM trip to depart Tantallon at 8:10am. No changes to PM trips from Halifax. Route 402 - Service discontinued (low ridership) School Specials - Service discontinued (low ridership / duplication by other routes) It is also noted that departure times at No
  9. 2017/2018 Service Plan is out: http://halifax.ca/transit/_assets/documents/2017-18AnnualServicePlan.pdf No ridership numbers for now, as they're changing their reporting processes and such. Planned Route/Schedule Changes - 2017/18: Route 6: Discontinued (Service area covered by NEW Route 9 + Route 22) Route 9 (Barrington): Replaced by NEW Route 29. Increased service, especially on weekends. Service added to Bayers Rd. Centre and removed from lower parking lot at Point Pleasant Park (all trips end at Tower Rd. Turning Loop). Will service Water St. Terminal via Hollis and Lower Wat
  10. Spotted bus 1220 this afternoon on the Route 2 heading downtown. Not used to seeing bright white text on the destination sign. The new livery looks pretty snazzy on a 40 foot LFS, too.
  11. Service and Schedule Adjustments - Effective February 20th, 2017: Route 56: Service between Micmac Terminal and Penhorn/Portland Hills Terminals discontinued. Route will now begin/end at Bridge Terminal, travel to Micmac along the routing of Route 55, then regular routing through Dartmouth Crossing. Departure times adjusted to provide equal headway with Route 72 in Dartmouth Crossing. Route to run from 6am to midnight, Monday to Saturday, and 7am to 11pm on Sundays. This is the only one announced so far - will update if more are added. Also, any word on when those new Novas are schedul
  12. Route, Schedule, and Rider's Guide Adjustments - Effective November 28th, 2016: Mackay/Macdonald Bridge Shuttle: Service reduced to Sunday to Thursday only. Route 1: Service between Bridge and Scotia Square reinstated 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday. Route 10: Service between Bridge and Scotia Square reinstated 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday. Route 14/61: Service between Bridge and Scotia Square reinstated 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday. Route 15: Departure Line stop # change @ Mumford Terminal (new number 8641). Route 19: Route start/end point changed to "Greystone before Cobalt Walk" (Stop # 6798)
  13. 59 new buses by New Year's, the replacement of both Halifax III AND Woodside I in the next two years (in lieu of biennial refits), a million dollar upgrade to the Halifax Ferry Terminal, a combined million dollars in bus stop accessibility, shelter replacement, and priority measure implementation (this year alone), not to mention post-Big Lift fleet expansion, more TPMs, beginning to look at electric buses, massive security upgrades, and other goodies next year? Damn, we hit the jackpot - thanks, Mr. Trudeau! (Still would have preferred more Xcelsiors over Novas, but that's just personal pre
  14. Pretty sure that Dartmouth III is retired. It's been docked at the Dartmouth Coast Guard base (between Alderney and Woodside Terminals) since Viola Desmond came into service. Halifax III is being kept as a spare unit for now, and they do rotate it in and out of service every few days.
  15. Route and Schedule Adjustments - As of August 22nd, 2016: Mackay Shuttle - Service to run during weekend bridge closures. First trips depart Bridge/Scotia Square at 5:30am, then every 15 minutes to 1:15am. Macdonald Shuttle - Service to run if bridge remains open on weekends (same times as above). Route 20 - Now provides ALF service. Route 330 - Additional AM Peak trip departing Tantallon Park and Ride at 7:40am, arriving at Albemarle St. at 8:21am. Additional PM Peak trip departing Albemarle St. at 4:37pm, arriving at Tantallon Park and Ride at 5:22pm. The change to the shuttles
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