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Public Transportation

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Public Transportation

I have written on 5 subjects for the TA Inside pages, but since I can't enter them without changing my browser, which I'm not too keen to do, and since I can't use the recommended browser without upgrading my operating system, which I don't want to do yet, I thought I'd post them here over the next few days. Here's the first one about using public transportation to get to and to get around Halifax.

Getting to Halifax:

The Halifax International Airport is 35km from downtown and is served by 20 airlines. (http//www.hiaa.com). To get into the city, taxis and limousines are available. The Airporter Bus shuttles between various city hotels and the airport. (www.hiaa.ca/default.asp…)

Via Rail provides train service from Halifax to the rest of Canada. (http://www.viarail.ca)

Intercity bus service is available from Halifax to New Brunswick, with connections to the rest of Canada. (http://www.acadianbus.com)

There are several ferries to Nova Scotia:

From Portland or Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth (http://www.catferry.com)

From Saint John, NB to Digby: (http://www.nfl_bay.com)

From Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou: (http://www.nfl_bay.com)

From NL to North Sydney: (http://www.marineatlantic.ca)

Getting around Halifax: Downtown Halifax is very compact and can be walked around. However, if your feet get tired, Metro Transit runs a FRED bus (Free Rides Everywhere Downtown) during the daytime from July to Nov., which will take you most places downtown. Transit also runs a ferry service between Halifax and Dartmouth and buses serve most parts of town. Bus fares are $2.00 cash or 20 tickets for $32. If you need to take more than 1 bus or bus/ferry combination to reach your destination, ask for a transfer when paying the fare and show this to drivers on succeeding buses. (http://www.halifax.ca/metrotransit/)

Taxis can be found at hotels and at taxi stands downtown. Theoretically you can hail them on the streets, but they rarely cruise for fares.

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