Pictou County transit businesses get help

NEW GLASGOW – Transit in the county has been given some very good news these days.

The initially bit arrived in the sort of sizable funding bulletins for the two CHAD Transit and Pictou County Transit. CHAD is obtaining $96,167 though PCT is getting $109,722. The amounts change based on ridership numbers.

Stellarton Mayor Danny MacGillivray performs with both of those transit organizations. He’s executive director of CHAD Transit and manager of PCT. He’s thrilled with the economical aid for both equally transit providers.

“It’s a excellent shot in the arm for us,” MacGillivray mentioned of the funding.

He claimed the funds will be applied to assistance operations at the two businesses.

The Pictou County bus solutions are amid 28 across the province that are receiving parts of the $10.9 million supplied by the federal and provincial governments. The money is becoming presented to help offset lost fare earnings throughout the pandemic.

The revenue is section of a $750 million fund that was produced to support municipalities in protecting transit providers that have faced lessened ridership thanks to COVID.

MacGillivray mentioned the federal and provincial governments contributed to the money.

“I want to thank (Central Nova MP) Sean Fraser. He has worked really challenging for transit,” he said. “And all a few MLAs, I want to thank them as perfectly for their support.”

In the push launch asserting the funding, Fraser reported transit is essential to our communities.

“Public transit performs an essential purpose in retaining our neighbours connected, our financial state in movement, and our communities transferring forward. I’m thrilled to see a federal investment decision of $10.9 million for 28 transit operators throughout Nova Scotia that will help assure Nova Scotians have entry to the responsible transit options they require to absolutely participate in their neighborhood.”

The other raise to transit in the county is the simple fact that CHAD has obtained federal funding approval for 3 new buses by way of the Rural Transit Answers Fund.

“We’re definitely thrilled about it as very well,” MacGillivray stated.

He reported it could quite a few months before CHAD gets the new buses, perhaps longer, based on guide time and any provide difficulties. He also pointed out that PCT is waiting to hear back on its software for funding for two new buses.

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