HRM 2020/21 Budget 2.0

Budget 1.0, and the introduction of the virus We had just about completed the 2020/21 budget. Budget 1.0 had expenses of about $1 Billion, or about $100 Million each month, and we had revenue to match this. We had a solid budget where there was a 1.4% increase in the...

My open letter to Zach Churchill about March Break

On March 12, 2020, I wrote an open letter to Minister Churchill requesting that he reconsider what happens after March Break. In light of the growing uncertainty about many things, but absolute certainty that this is spreading fast, I wanted to make sure that this...

Transit Conversation following Nov 25

On Nov 25, 2019, HRM Transit made some significant changes to the network. This followed months of consulting with stakeholders and transit users and also months of internal work to understand the system and try to make it more efficient. These changes were met with a...

My Snowplow Ride Around Sackville

On Sunday, January 5th, I was able to go for a ride in a snow plow. This was a great learning experience. I had heard things about snow plows and the challenges related to snow clearing, and this was a chance to experience it first hand. Before the snow plow ride I...