Connecting Greater Halifax with a clean, green and efficient public transit system

Public transportation in HRM is – and has been for years – inadequate. Traffic congestion, a lack of available parking in the downtown core, and inconvenient bus routes fraught with delays plague the present system and impede access and growth. Green Interconnected Rapid Transit (GIRT) is a proposal for a continuous, light rail system serviced by electric trains and fed by buses. GIRT incorporates and expands upon existing rail beds to service commuters throughout HRM – including the entirety of peninsular Halifax, Fall River, Burnside, Dartmouth, Eastern Passage, Bedford, Bayers Lake, and beyond.

Where can GIRT take us?

The map below shows potential GIRT stations and how GIRT might interact with Bus Rapid Transit. 


Read more about our vision of Rapid Transit for Halifax.