Bus travel close to reality

Travel between Stellarton and New Glasgow for those with no means of transportation is just about a reality with a fixed route bus service. At both Stellarton and New Glasgow’s committee of the whole meetings last week, councils voted in favour of proceeding with the three-year pilot project that will provide a bus route between...

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Fixed route one step closer to reality

STELLARTON — The proposed fixed route is getting ready to roll, with one route and one bus. A study for a three-year pilot project for a fixed route has been completed by a consultant with a Trenton-New Glasgow-Stellarton fixed route. That study came back in April and it determined that two buses and two routes...

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Fixed route public transit back on the table for upper towns

Councils in at least two towns are interested in the idea of providing a public transit service for their residents. Both Trenton and Stellarton town councils decided at their regular meetings last week to buy into their portion of a proposed feasibility study into a fixed route transit for the four upper towns. Momentum for...

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County says support for fixed bus route still a possibility

County council says the doors are still open for public transit in the Municipality of the County of Pictou. At a special finance committee meeting Monday evening at Municipal Council for the Municipality of the County of Pictou, councillors rejected a motion concerning the CHAD fixed route pilot project. The motion was brought forth after...

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Fixed route bus a project whole county can get behind

To the Editor: As this newspaper has reported, there is a movement afoot to re-establish a fixed route bus service here in Pictou County. Public transit of this type was shut down in 1996 and a recent survey found that 99.5 per cent of the 500 local residents support a public transit solution for the...

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