Nova Scotia



Stephen McNeil
Nova Scotia Liberal Party
Majority Government elected May 30, 2017

Minister Responsible for Public Transit

  • Chuck Porter  (Municipal Affairs)

Funding and Program Announcements

  • The Nova Scotia’s Department of Community Services and Halifax Transit recently launched a two-year pilot project to provide transit passes to approximately 16,800 people living on income assistance in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The Department will invest $5.5 million in the program this year.
  • The Department of Seniors granted $10,000 to the Antigonish Community Transit bus to develop the "Lessons on the Bus" program and introduce people to transit as well as community resources and activities.
  • Nova Scotia received $32.5 million under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) to support 15 projects across the province.
  • A bilateral infrastructure agreement signed between Ottawa and Nova Scotia allocates $290 million over ten years in federal funding for public transit infrastructure.
  • The Halifax Regional Municipality allocated $500,000 in its 2018-19 transit budget to develop a commuter rail system plan.