News release

Funding Supports New and Improved Transit Services

NOTE: A list of projects follows this release.

Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey announced funding for 12 projects under the Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program today, July 15.

The government is investing more than $167,000 in the program this year. The funding supports initiatives that will generate new or improved public transit services in rural and underserviced urban areas of Nova Scotia.

"The government is committed to helping people in underserviced communities get where they need to go," said Mr. Furey. "Improved public transport services contributes to making our province a great place to live and work."

Eligible funding recipients include municipalities, organizations providing transit services in rural areas, and not-for-profits with a transit mandate.

"Transportation is a key element of engaged and connected communities," said Alison Donovan, manager, St. Margarets Bay Community Transportation Society. "We are thankful for the grant from the Nova Scotia government which will help us provide accessible and affordable transit to the St. Margarets Bay area."

For more information on the program and eligibility criteria, go to http://novascotia.ca/dma/funding/community-grants-and-programs.asp

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Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey announced funding for 12 projects under the Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program today (July 15).

The government is investing more than 167-thousand dollars in the program this year. The funding supports initiatives that will generate new or improved public transit services in rural and underserviced urban areas of Nova Scotia.

Mr. Furey says the government is committed to helping people in underserviced communities get where they need to go.

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Initiatives receiving funding are:

  • Antigonish Community Transit Society, $25,000, start-up phase for a door-to-door and flex fixed route transit service
  • St. Margarets Bay Community Transportation Society, Halifax Regional Municipality, $50,000, pilot phase for door-to-door service
  • Colchester Transportation Co-operative Ltd., $15,000, development of a business plan
  • Cumberland County Transportation Society, $7,500, development of a business plan
  • Kings Point-to-Point Transit Society, $9,750, development of a business plan and $3,000 to update bylaws, policies and procedure and driver's handbook
  • West Hants Dial-a-Ride, $9,162, development of a business plan
  • Handicapped Organization Promoting Equality, Yarmouth County, $6,600, development of a business plan
  • Trans County Transportation Society, Annapolis County and the western part of Kings County, $11,250, development of a business plan
  • CHAD Transit, Pictou County, $15,000, development of a feasibility study for a fixed-flex route service
  • MusGo Rider Co-operative Ltd, Halifax Regional Municipality, $10,448, development of a business plan for potential service expansion
  • Le Transport de Clare, Digby County, $4,500, update bylaws and board policy