CHAD Transit will receive $60,000 in help for the purchase of a 12-passenger accessible bus after a provincial funding announcement recently.
Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey, on behalf of Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey, announced the funding for new accessible vehicles for eight community transportation organizations.
Government is investing $412,990 under the Accessible Transportation Assistance Program.
"With the grants from the provincial government, we are able to provide for the transportation needs of seniors, the disabled, and all other Nova Scotians who are transportationally disadvantaged," said Danny MacGillivray, vice-chair, Rural Transportation Association and executive director of CHAD Transit in Pictou County. "Accessible transportation in rural Nova Scotia contributes to making our province a better place to live and work."
The program helps rural transit services buy or convert vehicles for accessible transportation. The program provides up to two-thirds of eligible costs, to a maximum of $70,000 for new vehicles, and $15,000 for used vehicles.