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Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive

The Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program (NS-TRIP) provides funding for transit projects that generate new and improved public transit services in rural areas and underserviced urban areas of the province.

Projects must be directly related to enhancing the service capacity of new or existing public transit organizations in Nova Scotia. The program provides cost sharing at various funding levels depending on the scope of the project. Please see program criteria for details. Funding is available for only one project per year per organization.

Who Can Apply?

We accept applications from:

  • incorporated non-profit organizations with public transit mandate
  • municipalities (for underserviced areas only)
  • public transit services owned by a municipality or a corporate entity on behalf of a municipality
  • incorporated associations representing public transit service operators in Nova Scotia
  • Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM)

Key Dates

Applications for the 2018-19 Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program (NS-TRIP) will be accepted from Monday March 5th to Friday April 6th. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

How to Apply

Visit the Province of Nova Scotia Funding Programs website to apply online.

Program Guidelines

2018-19 Grant recipients

Resources for Applicants

In order to provide support to applicants, a number of additional resources are available. The business plan template should be used as a guide in the completion of your business plan, the pre-pilot implementation activities provides a list of items that need to be undertaken before a pilot project can be launched and applicants should refer to the list of eligible expenses before beginning their project. Recently completed feasibility studies and business plans completed by NS-TRIP recipients are included as a reference.