Green transportation in the HRM got some federal green yesterday.

Peter MacKay, the minister responsible for the Atlantic Gateway, announced more than $100,000 for the two projects.

The Guaranteed Ride Home Program received $50,000.


It’s an 18-month pilot project run by HRM to provide emergency drives for people who carpool, bike, walk or use other environmentally friendly transportation.

HRM will also get another $55,000 to develop a dedicated municipal fund to encourage greener transportation choices.

The money comes from Transport Canada’s ecoMobility program, which is designed to develop initiatives to encourage commuters to take public transit or use other alternatives to driving.

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