Archived posts for 2017 September:

SWITCH 2017: Spring Garden Road

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The DalTRAC team promoted the Thumbs Up! Share the Road Nova Scotia campaign during SWITCH Spring Garden on Sunday, September 25. This well attended event allows HRM residents the opportunity to explore streets by foot, bike, or other modes of active transportation. Spring Garden Road was closed off to traffic to encourage recreation activities, markets, and entertainment.

DalTRAC team members Samantha MacLellan and Sara Campbell promote the Share the Road campaign.

DalTRAC team members Samantha MacLellan and Sara Campbell promote the Share the Road campaign. (Photo by: Sean Dewitt)

SWITCH Spring Garden

SWITCH Spring Garden

Daniel Richardson Public Talk

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On Thursday September 21, 2017, Daniel Richardson gave a public talk at Dalhousie University entitled “Ottawa’s BRT to LRT Conversion from an Operations Planning Perspective”. Daniel is the Team Lead of Service Reliability for O.C. Transpo in Ottawa. A native of the Greater Toronto Area, Daniel has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Ottawa, majoring in English Literature and Geography, as well as a Masters of Planning Degree from Dalhousie University. Prior to working for the City of Ottawa, Daniel worked as a Research Assistant for Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (DalTRAC). Daniel’s professional experience includes project management for various transit priority projects, transit oriented infrastructure projects, and other bus stop and station improvements. Specifically, over the past 3 years, Daniel’s work has focused primarily on the coordination of transit detours and construction impacts throughout the closure of the Transitway for the construction of the O-Train Confederation Line.

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Connect 2 Funding Announcement

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On Monday September 11, Dalhousie University hosted an announcement of funding for the Halifax projects under the Department of Energy’s Connect 2 sustainable transportation grant program. The Honourable Labi Kousoulis, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, on behalf of the Minister of Energy, announced a grant of $30,000 to DalTRAC. DalTRAC’s project will aim to increase awareness of shared mobility services and integration of future transportation options. The Minister also announced funding for Dalhousie Green Corridor project, as well as projects by the Ecology Action Centre and CarShare Atlantic.

From left to right: Ian Nason (VP Finance and Administration, Dalhousie University), Alice Aiken (VP Research, Dalhousie University), Minister Kousoulis and Dr. Ahsan Habib (Director of DalTRAC).

From left to right: Ian Nason (VP Finance and Administration, Dalhousie University), Alice Aiken (VP Research, Dalhousie University), Minister Kousoulis and Dr. Ahsan Habib (Director of DalTRAC).