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Ross Grant

Urban Planner, TEAL Architects+Planners in Halifax

Halifax Transit

PRESENTED ON FEB 02, 2017
IN HALIFAX @ VOL 23

Ross Grant is a community planner who fell in love with public transit. Sadly, the relationship turned sour when he realized that his local transit network was letting him down. He believes that transit networks have enormous potential to do more than just move people- they can support our arts, culture and activities.

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Transit Design

BY JEFF DOBLE
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Jeff Doble is an architecht and designer, and has always loved urban design and planning. Here he tells us about two of his projects, in both Vancouver and Riyadh, and the factors that go into planning and designing each station in order to encourage more people to use public transit. 

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Transit Goals

BY RYAN TURBEVILLE
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

Join Ryan Turbeville as we take a look at creative ideas to inspire solving Nashville's transit issues. 

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“No” to Transit

BY MAHBUBUR RAHMAN
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Mahbubur Rahman completed his MASc in Civil Engineeering

(Transportation) from Dalhousie University in 2016 and did graduate

research at DalTRAC. He was teaching Civil Engineering at a University in

Bangladesh for 8 years before coming to Halifax in 2013. During his study

at Dalhousie, he held different role in student governance including Vice

President (Finance & Operations) of Dalhousie Student Union for two

years. He is also involved a number of non-profit organizations in Halifax.

He is a passionate about sustainable transportation and wish to contribute

for making Halifax a better place to live.

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Schmidt's Ville in Transit

BY WILLIAM BRECKENRIDGE
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

William Breckenridge is a noted community advocate. He serves on the Heritage Advisory Committee for HRM, and is also Vice-Chair for the Schmidtville Stakeholders Committee. William has a strong belief in learning from the past in order to build the future. Born and raised in Schmidtville, he is well educated on all matters concerning the neighourhood.

William has a BA in classics from St. Mary's University, with minorconcentrations in history and geography. He also obtained a Business Administration Diploma in Investment Management from NSCC. Tonight he hopes you will enjoy a slide presentation of Halifax's transit heritage and urban development titled: "Schmidtville in Transit".

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Halifax Examiner

BY ERICA BUTLER
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Erica Butler has been writing about urban issues in Halifax since 2000, most recently focussing on transportation thanks to a weekly column in the Halifax Examiner, a reader-supported local news site.

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Electric Transit

BY SANJEEV PUSHKARNA
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Sanjeev Pushkarna attended Acadia University for undergrad and Dalhousie for his Masters. He works at Nova Scotia Power and focuses on new technologies including home battery storage and electric vehicles. Sanjeev is originally from Kentville and after spending the first 8 years of his career in Toronto he now resides in Halifax.

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Open Data and Transit

BY BEN WEDGE
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ben Wedge is a reluctant runner and a passionate advocate for safe and sustainable transportation choices in Halifax. When he’s not lost in the woods or far out of town running, Ben works with the Halifax Cycling Coalition and It’s More Than Buses to make sustainable transportation an attractive option for Haligonians. In his free time he works as a professional engineer.

 

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A Case for Bus Rapid Transit in Edmonton

BY ANAND PYE
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Anand Pye builds a intriguing case for bus rapid transit as a efficient, cost-effective, and less invasive alternative for Edmonton and other big cities hoping to better circulate their citizens.

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The Case for Transit

BY DOUGLAS FUNKE
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."

In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation.