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Halifax appears to backtrack on plan to get Dodge Chargers for transit supervisors

Halifax Transit appears to have put an end to a plan to buy two powerful vehicles for supervisors
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A Halifax Transit bus (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

Halifax Transit appears to have put an end to a plan to buy two powerful vehicles for supervisors. 

The municipality had issued a request for proposals for two Dodge Chargers. Those high-horsepower vehicles range in price from about $35,000 to $41,000 for the 2019 models, and are often associated with police. 

Those models were chosen to protect the safety of the supervisors during weather events and the like, when they're still expected to be on the road.

In an internal email shared on Twitter by Councillor Matt Whitman on Tuesday night, Halifax Transit Director Dave Reage appeared to put an end to the plan. 

"I do however believe we can meet the requirement with a less powerful vehicle, and one that does not create the public perception of being a police car," Reage wrote in the email. 

Reage said the procurement effort would end, and staff will now review the requirements and specifications needed in a vehicle. 


Mark Hodgins

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Mark Hodgins is an Ontario-born Haligonian. A graduate of the Loyalist College journalism program, he’s been with NEWS 95.7 since 2016. Mark is a lover of sports, politics and video games.
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