New vehicles for the East Hants Community Transportation Program to provide greener transit options

ELMSDALE, NS, November 7, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Kody BloisMember of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, John A. MacDonaldMember of the Legislative Assembly of East Hantson behalf of the Honorable Kim Masland, Minister of Public Works, and Tanya Burkexecutive director of the East Hants Community Learning Association, announced the joint funding of $192,620 for the purchase of four new vehicles for the Association.

With this funding, the East Hants Community Learning Association will acquire three new hybrid vehicles and one electric vehicle as part of its East Hants Community Rider program. These new vehicles will allow the Association to expand its on-demand service in the Municipality of East Hants and surrounding communities. It will provide residents with affordable and comfortable public transit options to get around their communities and access programs and services. Funding also helps support inclusive communities.

The government of Canada invests $154,096 in this project and the government of New Scotland provides $38,524.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada grows our country’s economy, builds the resilience of our communities and improves the lives of Canadians.

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“Today’s announcement of the purchase of new hybrid and electric vehicles for the East Hants Community Transit Program will provide local residents with affordable and greener transit options to connect to nearby communities and access essential programs and services. This investment contributes to a sustainable future for Nova Scotians living in this community. »

Kody BloisMember of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Every community deserves access to affordable and reliable public transit, and we have a responsibility to provide this service in the most environmentally friendly way possible. We know there is no one size fits all, and c That’s why I’m so proud that we were able to find solutions to transportation issues that make sense to this community.”

John A. MacDonaldMember of the Legislative Assembly of East Hants, on behalf of the Honorable Kim Masland, Minister of Public Works

“The East Hants Community Rider and services like ours throughout the province of New Scotland, are eager to integrate and adapt newer and greener technologies into our fleet. These new vehicles will improve our fleet, reduce operating costs, move us towards greener operations and, most importantly, get more people where they need to go. »

Tanya Burkchief executive of the East Hants Community Learning Association

Fast facts

  • The government of from Canada funding comes from the Rural Transit Solutions Fund.

  • The new Rural Transportation Solutions Fund, part of the Permanent Transit Fund, will provide $250 million over 5 years to help Canadians living in rural and remote areas get around their communities more easily. It supports the development of rural transit solutions, including new transit service models that could be replicated or scaled.

  • One in five Canadians lives in rural communities. Rural communities of Canada account for nearly 30% of the country’s gross domestic product.

  • In February 2021the Prime Minister announced nearly $15 billion funding available for new transit infrastructure projects over the next eight years, with a $3 billion each year to start in 2026-27.

  • The Rural Transportation Solutions Fund complements from Canada strengthened climate plan: A healthy environment and a healthy economy. The plan commits the federal government to providing permanent federal funding for public transit to make clean and affordable transportation available in every community.

  • Infrastructure Canada helps address the complex challenges Canadians face every day, from the rapid growth of our cities to climate change and environmental threats to our waters and lands.

  • The funding announced today is supported by the Government of from Canada work through the Atlantic Growth Strategy to create well-paying middle class jobs, strengthen local economies and build inclusive communities.

Related links

Federal investments in infrastructure New Scotland
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/prog-proj-ns-eng.htmlh

Invest in Canada Plan the project map
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html

Rural Transit Solutions Fund
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/rural-trans-rural/index-eng.html

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