Kentville – Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for Nova Scotia, and Christopher Goddard, Chair of the Kings Point to Point Transit Society, announced joint funding of up to $416,000 to improve public transit in Kings County.
With this funding, Kings Point to Point Transit Society will acquire four vehicles: one 2-wheelchair accessible van, one wheelchair accessible hybrid minivan, one electric vehicle and one multi-passenger bus which can transport wheelchairs and has regular seating. These vehicles will support the Society’s pre-booked on-demand transit service in the Central and Eastern Regions of Kings County.
Through the purchase of these vehicles, Kings Point to Point Transit Society will be able to continue to provide residents, including seniors and individuals with disabilities, with transportation to access educational opportunities, go to work, attend social gatherings and do their day-to-day activities. Having access to additional public transit options will provide users with independence and freedom which will improve their quality of life.
The expansion of the affordable and reliable public transit system in Kings County will make the region more inclusive and accessible particularly for those with disabilities.
By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.
“Expanding the capacity of the Kings Point to Point Transit Society to support our neighbours means that residents are not left isolated from essential services and can travel with ease within their community. An expanded public transit system for the people of Central and Eastern Regions of Kings County will support the development of more resilient and green communities.” – Kody Blois, MP for Kings—Hants, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities