Federal, Provincial Govts Fund Eastern Shore Transit

Housing, Infrastructure and Communities Canada

MusGo Rider Eastern Shore will purchase five new vehicles after a combined investment of $445,933 from the federal and provincial governments.

This was announced by Parliamentary Secretary Darrell Samson, the Honourable Kent Smith, and Colin Cameron, MusGo Rider Board Chair. MusGo Rider Cooperative is a non-profit organization that provides affordable transportation to residents living on the Eastern Shore of the Halifax Regional Municipality. It operates two branches: MusGo Rider Eastern Shore and MusGo Rider Valley-Sheet Harbour.

With this investment, MusGo Rider Eastern Shore will purchase four hybrid vans, including one that is wheelchair accessible, and one electric vehicle. Three of these vehicles will replace three of their gas vehicles while the other two will help them expand their pre-booked door-to-door transit service. These new vehicles will not only reduce MusGo Rider's greenhouse gas emissions but also help ever more residents between East Preston, Lawrencetown and Ship Harbour easily get around their community.

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