Leading with Transit (LWT), a community-based initiative spearheaded by more than 20 public, private, institutional and non-governmental organization partners, will be holding two community forums on Nov. 27 and 29 in Dartmouth and Halifax to gather more feedback on the work LWT has completed to date.
LWT is a collective voice with the purpose of developing a long-term vision for all of HRM (centre, suburbs and rural areas) based on public transit of extraordinary quality, service and scope.
The following forums are free and the public is encouraged to participate and give input:
LWT Dartmouth Community Forum
When: Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Akerley Campus, Room A255, 21 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth
LWT Halifax Community Forum
When: Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Exhibition Room, Ralph M. Medjuck Building, Dalhousie Sexton Campus, 5410 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax
“Transit is an essential public service that connects people and places. It is more than buses; it includes light rail, ferries, trains, etc. and exists beyond the needs of the commuter,” said Frank Palermo, director with the cities and environment unit at Dalhousie University. “It can be the vision which determines HRM’s future. It’s the only way to meet our collective expectations for healthier, more environmentally responsible and economically vibrant communities.”
The mission of LWT is to imagine the city and region over the next 50 years — communities, streetscapes and services — developed around public transit. For more information, visit leadingwithtransit.com or follow #LeadingwithTransit for the latest updates.