GIRT & Rail Connects

 BOMA Nova Scotia continues to support Light Rail Transit for Nova Scotia through the efforts of Rail Connects Nova Scotia. For more up to date information on the work of Rail Connects visit..... 


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. Learn more HERE.

The map below shows potential GIRT stations and how GIRT might interact with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): 

BOMA Nova Scotia is excited to be moving forward on a vision for this initiative that extends throughout the entire province with Rail Connects Nova Scotia.

Rail Connects is a not-for-profit coalition with the objective of raising awareness of public transit throughout Nova Scotia develop a preliminary concept of what a province-wide Rail Rapid Transit system might look like and how it could operate, building on the efforts and vision of Leading with Transit. Learn more HERE about how transit promotes smart growth, offers health benefits, is equitable, promotes economic benefits, and be the key to achieving provincial climate change objectives .