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South West Nova Scotia Transportation Study

In 2008, the federal government and the governments of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick announced the extension of the ferry service between Digby, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick until early 2011.

At that time, ACOA agreed to undertake research on the transportation system in South West Nova Scotia, including identification of economic drivers, traffic patterns and an analysis of current and projected demand for all modes of transportation.

ACOA engaged CPCS Transcom Limited (CPCS) along with Opus International Consultants (Opus), to conduct an analysis of South West Nova Scotia’s transportation system, including the Digby–Saint John and Yarmouth–Maine ferry services. 

This report is the result of many months of analysis and includes the comments received from members of the public, local businesses and industries and government departments. 

To obtain a copy of this report in electronic format, please contact ACOA's library by email: