News release

Eight Community Transit Groups Receive Funding

The province is improving public transit options through investments in eight community projects.

Through the Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program, more than $220,000 will be invested in projects such as feasibility studies and pilot projects for transit in rural and unserviced urban areas.

"Having available public transit is important to communities throughout the province," said John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.
"This funding will allow eight community organizations or municipalities to conduct feasibility studies or pilot projects to start or expand transit systems, or help cover costs in their first year of transit operations."

The program provides up to 100 per cent of eligible costs to a maximum grant of $50,000 for approved projects.

"Having accessible transportation contributes to active living and quality of life in our community," said Claredon Robicheau, president of the Transport de Clare Society. "This provincial funding will allow us to pilot a door-to-door transportation system in the Town of Digby."

A list of approved projects can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/infr/ns-trip.asp .

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The province is improving public transit options through investments in eight community projects.

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell announced today (July 26th) that more than $220-thousand dollars will be used for public transit projects in rural and unserviced urban areas.

Mr. MacDonell says the funding will allow eight communities to conduct feasibility studies or pilot projects to start or expand transit systems, or help cover costs in their first year of transit operations.

A list of approved projects can be found on the Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relation website.

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