N.S. invests $5 million to improve access to public transit

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The Nova Scotia government is investing almost $5 million to improve access to public transit.

The province says the Community Transportation Assistance Program is providing almost $2 million in operating funding to 20 door-to-door community transportation services, including Colchester Transportation Co-operative Ltd., which will receive $172,492.

CHAD Transit in Pictou County is set to receive $171,569, while $146,360 is earmarked for the Cumberland County Transportation Society.

Government says seven municipalities and community organizations that provide fixed route transit services will also share in $2.9 million in funding for capital purchases.


Community Transportation Assistance Program recipients:

  • Antigonish Community Transit Society, $85,580
  • BayRides (St. Margaret's Bay Community Transit), $57,065
  • CHAD Transit, Pictou County, $171,569
  • Municipality of Chester Transportation Society (Community Wheels), $61,396
  • Colchester Transportation Co-operative Ltd., $172,492
  • Cumberland County Transportation Society, $146,360
  • East Hants Community Rider, $105,366
  • HOPE Dial-a-Ride, Yarmouth, $96,225
  • Kings Point-To-Point Transit, $150,294
  • La Coopérative de Transport de Chéticamp Ltée, $45,582
  • Le Transport de Clare, $91,104
  • Musgo Rider, $82,799
  • Musgo Valley-Sheet Harbour, $58,598
  • Queens County Transit, $65,879
  • Sou'West Nova Transit, $78,800
  • Strait Area Transit, $96,984
  • Trans County Transportation Society, Annapolis Valley, $129,928
  • Transit Association of Guysborough, $56,000
  • Victoria County Transit, $63,689
  • West Hants Dial-a-Ride, $76,598

Public Transit Assistance Program recipients:

  • Halifax Regional Municipality, $2 million
  • Cape Breton Regional Municipality, $425,000
  • Kings Transit, $375,000
  • Town of Yarmouth, $25,000
  • Town of Bridgewater, $25,000
  • Antigonish Community Transportation Society, $25,000
  • Strait Area Transit $50,000