Public transit one step closer

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Public transit between Stellarton and New Glasgow is one step closer to reality to today.

Leo Glavine, minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, just announced a $200,000 investment from the province for the fixed loop transit between the two towns.

CHAD Transit will operate the new service in addition to its existing on-demand, door-to-door service offered for Pictou County residents. The fare for passengers will be $3 with discounts available for youth, seniors and pre-purchased tickets or passes.

CHAD’s executive director Danny MacGillivray, who is also the mayor of Stellarton is thrilled with the funding.

“I often hear people question how they can get around without a car. In 2020 and beyond; the answer for Stellarton and New Glasgow residents will be Pictou County Transit,” he said.

New Glasgow Mayor Nancy Dicks said, “I am very happy to have our council understand the community need and make the three-year commitment to the fixed-route pilot. “

For more details pick up next week’s edition of The Advocate.

From left: mayors Nancy Dicks of New Glasgow and Danny MacGillivray of Stellarton chat with Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine. (Goodwin photo)