Minister Introduces Bill to Create Transportation Authority

first_img An act to create a Capital Region Transportation Authority wasintroduced in the House of Assembly today, April 27. Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works, saidthe authority will help co-ordinate transportationresponsibilities between the province and Halifax RegionalMunicipality. “More and more people are moving into the urban and suburban coreand more and more vehicles and drivers are using our roads andhighways,” said Mr. Russell. “Consequently, the need forefficient co-ordination of provincial and municipaltransportation resources is vital to the growth and success ofthis region. It is our belief that the creation of thistransportation authority will help meet the needs of the region,now and in the future.” The transportation authority is expected to co-ordinate thevarious transportation modes in the region to provide forefficient movement of people, goods and services. The authority will be governed and administered by a board ofdirectors. Mr. Russell said the composition of the board will bedetermined by regulation after consulting with the municipality. TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS -Minister Introduces Bill to CreateTransportation Authoritylast_img

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