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Pictou County to Benefit from Improved Transit Equipment

Feb 13, 2023 | 6:10 AM

Pictou County residents will soon benefit from improved transit infrastructure.

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser, Premier Tim Houston, New Glasgow Mayor and Chairperson for the Pictou County Transit Authority Nancy Dicks, and Stellarton Mayor Danny MacGillivray announced joint funding of $593,931 for the Pictou County Transits Fixed route transit system, which provides service in New Glascow and Stellarton.

The funding will allow the transit authority to purchase two new buses and establish five new bus stops. This investment will help to provide students, seniors, and other residents that rely on public transit to get to work, school, or medical appointments. The expansion of the service will make the county more inclusive and accessible and provide people with a sense of independance and freedom.

Minister Sean Fraser says public transit should be available to all Canadians and this investment will provide the region with reliable transit for years to come.

Premier Tim Houston also welcomed the announcement and says this investment will not only improve transit but help people in Pictou County to live fuller and freer lives.

Most of the funding will come from the Government of Canadas Rural Transit Solutions Fund a total of $475,144. This funding builds on the Government of Canadas work through the Atlantic Growth Strategy.

The province is investing $103,863 and the Pictou County Transit Authority is investing $14,924


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