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London could become the first city in the world to have an electric BRT system

In a symbolic move, London city councillors have voted to endorse in principle an electric bus rapid transit system.

The motion passed 9 to 5 at the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee meeting on Monday and will head to full council for an official vote to endorse the plan in principle. 520 more words

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Residents still welcome at city hall despite tighter security

Some highlights from Saskatoon city council’s governance and priorities committee meeting on Monday:

CITY COUNCIL BAG CHECK LOOMS

Coun. Hilary Gough wants to ensure Saskatoon residents know they are still welcome in the council chamber, despite greater security precautions. 565 more words

Local News

Ed Holder unveils mayoral campaign platform

Mayoral candidate Ed Holder unveiled his campaign platform and shed light on his plans to improve London’s transit infrastructure Wednesday morning.

The former Conservative MP doesn’t support the city’s contentious $500-million… 390 more words

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Manitoba Hydro issues stop work order on $500M bus rapid transit project

Work has been halted on part of a half-billion dollar city mega project after Manitoba Hydro ordered construction company PCL off the site for building too close to their hydro lines and towers. 739 more words

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Top Gun, BRT, and The Dog Bone Roundabout

By. Neil Williamson, President

In the 1986 blockbuster movie Top Gun, Navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell was unable to get his head right when he lost his back seater, Goose.  938 more words

Growth Issues

Calgary Transit contemplates rebranding that would take it to the 'MAX'

A Calgary city committee is recommending an aggressive marketing campaign that will rebrand Calgary Transit’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system that includes a new name. 329 more words

Politics

City councillor wants to electrify routes for London's bus rapid transit (BRT) system

A London city councillor is proposing the city adopt entirely electric routes for bus rapid transit (BRT), the first of its kind in Canada.

Coun. Jesse Helmer says electric buses will not only benefit the environment, but will cut costs in the long-term. 272 more words

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