Funding Applications for Transit Organizations Available

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

August 10, 2010 11:29 AM

Community and municipally owned public transit organizations will benefit from a funding program that helps improve services.

Funding applications are available through the Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program. The $340,000 investment will help provide safe, affordable and accessible public transit services in rural and unserviced urban areas. The program will provide a maximum of $50,000 for eligible projects.

"This program is a fine example of our commitment to making life better for families in every region," said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "This program helps ensure safe and inclusive access to public transit services, especially for seniors and people with disabilities."

The program will help encourage the development of new accessible public transit services and improvements to existing services. Eligible projects include research, transit marketing studies and training.

Applications for the program are available online at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/infr .

The deadline for applications is Sept. 22.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     Funding applications for a provincial transit program are

available to community and municipally owned public transit

organizations across the province.

Through the Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program,

340-thousand dollars is available to help provide safe,

affordable and accessible public transit services in rural and

unserviced urban areas.

     The deadline for applications is September 22nd.

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