Joint Regional Transportation Agency

Planning a safe, equitable, and resilient regional transportation system for Halifax and surrounding communities.

Regional Transportation Plan

A map shows the study area for the regional transportation plan. It includes most of HRM, all of East Hants, all of West Hants, Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Bridgewater, Wolfville, Kentville, Truro, Stewiacke, Millbrook First Nation, Sipekne'katik First Nation, Glooscap First nation, Windsor, Acadia First Nation, and Annapolis Valley First Nation

Our communities are growing, and we need a transportation system that supports growth and improves connections.

That’s why the JRTA is developing a Regional Transportation plan.

The plan will establish a coordinated long-term vision for a regional transportation system that makes sustainable growth and development possible and improves the safe and efficient movement of people and goods into, out of, and throughout Halifax and surrounding communities.

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We’re Hiring

The JRTA is hiring a Project Manager, Transportation Planning & Development.

We’re looking for someone that’s experienced in the world of transportation planning, a strong problem-solver, and an excellent communicator and relationship-builder.

What We Heard

The Stage 2 What We Heard document is now available. Read about our engagement activities, how we finalized the plan’s Vision, Goals, and Principles, and about Community-led Engagement on the Regional Transportation Plan.

Core Partners 

Collaborating with our partners is critical to the plan’s success. By working together, we can guide integrated transportation and land use decision-making and identify strategic infrastructure investments to meet future needs. 

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