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Pages: 38. Chapters: A. Murray MacKay Bridge, Angus L. Macdonald
Bridge, Armdale railway station, CFB Shearwater, Dominion Atlantic
Railway, Fall River Water Aerodrome, Halifax, Nova Scotia railway
station, Halifax and Southwestern Railway, Halifax Harbour Bridges,
Halifax International Airport Authority, Halifax Port Authority,
Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Halifax Urban Greenway,
MetroExpress (Halifax), MetroLink (Halifax), Metro Transit
(Halifax), Naval Air Station Halifax, Porters Lake Airport, Porters
Lake Water Aerodrome, Rockingham, Nova Scotia railway station,
Shubenacadie Canal, Transportation in the Halifax Regional
Municipality, Windsor and Annapolis Railway, Windsor and Hantsport
Railway. Excerpt: Metro Transit is a Canadian public transport
agency operating buses and ferries in Nova Scotia's Halifax
Regional Municipality (HRM). Owned by the municipality, Metro
Transit's operations area is the urban core in the western part of
the municipality, namely the Halifax and Dartmouth Metropolitan
Areas, along with adjacent outlying neighbourhoods and communities.
Metro Transit is the largest transit agency in Atlantic Canada,
carrying 18.5 million passengers in fiscal year 2007/2008. The
agency's roots trace back to its four predecessors: Nova Scotia
Light & Power Company (March 1928-December 1969) and Halifax
Transit Corporation (January 1970-February 1979) in Halifax, and
Dartmouth Transit Service Buses Ltd. (April 1957-February 1978) and
Dartmouth Transit (February 1978-February 1979) in Dartmouth. In
March 1981, both Halifax and Dartmouth transit agencies merged
their services to become Metro Transit, taking its name from the
Metropolitan Commission. Metro Transit Centre, the agency's
headquarters and bus maintenance facility, is located on Ilsley
Avenue in Burnside Park, with a satellite garage known as the Rapid
Transit Garage also in Burnside Park on Thornhill Drive. Between
February 2 and March 16, 2012, Metro Transit operators were on
strike action. Metro Transit articulated busCurrently there are 315
buses in the fleet, 223 of them low-floor vehicles, operating on 56
routes, including three Community Transit routes, three express
routes operating as "MetroLink" which began service in August 2005,
and a rural express route operating as "MetroX" which started in
August 2009. Metro Transit operates 52 conventional transit routes
within the metropolitan region of Halifax Regional Municipality
(Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville), including the areas of
Eastern Passage, North Preston/Cherry Brook, Tantallon and Herring
Cove. Routes are numbered according to the region or type of
service provided: Routes in the 00's, the 10's and the 20's are
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