Halifax Urban Goods Movement Scoping Study

Davies Transportation Consulting Inc (DCTI), MariNova and Group ATN teamed up to undertake the Halifax Urban Goods Movement Scoping Study for Halifax Regional Municipality. The project, which was intended as background research to the city’s Integrated Mobility Plan, entailed an extensive literature review, international case studies and best practices, stakeholder interviews and data analysis. There were two major issues identified: 1) port-related truck traffic downtown; and 2) “last mile” urban delivery. The study reviewed previous studies that had looked at the trucking issue and suggested two new ones: 1) a cross-harbour truck ferry; and 2) a rail shuttle between the two container terminals using the underutilized CN rail cut. Funding for the latter concept has been announced, as well as improvements to a highway interchange in the vicinity of the Fairview Cove terminal.

A train with double stacked cargo containers travels down Halifax Peninsula's rail-cut .
Ben Woollacotte Ferry