It’s about a 30 minute bus ride from the city and many residents who live in Sambro depend on transit as a lifeline. But a decision made by the city to cut bus service starting in August has left many commuters upset. Dave Squires reports.
Halifax Transit is ending bus service to Sambro and its residents aren’t happy about it. The city made the decision in March 2016 when it revised its Moving Forward Together Plan for overhauling the municipality’s bus system. As of Aug. 21, Route 402 on the Sambro Loop will be discontinued. That has forced residents like Brian Shea to voice their frustrations with the plan. “It’s a terrible idea. I ride the bus every single day for the last three years. There is not another choice for me,” said Shea.
Denika Coakley of Cole Harbour says her three-year old daughter Ari Coakley-Dechamp is on the mend after being struck by a vehicle at a crosswalk in Dartmouth last Saturday.Ari was hit at a crosswalk on Thistle Street and Wyse Road while walking with her family to get ice cream.“My mother-in-law was in front holding Ari’s hand and Ari had stepped out,” Coakley said.
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