Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville–Preston–Chezzetcook, Kent Smith, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Eastern Shore, and Lisa Privett, Chairperson of MusGo Rider Cooperative Ltd., announced joint funding of $385,898 to purchase two vehicles, one fully electric and the other a hybrid, as well as build a heated garage with charging infrastructure.
These investments will help MusGo Rider, a community transportation organization which provides transportation services to rural communities along the Eastern Shore, meet increased demand for its door-todoor public transit service for the rural communities between East Preston and Lawrencetown to Ship Harbour.
Lisa Privett, Chairperson of MusGo Rider Cooperative Ltd. said, “MusGo Rider Cooperative Ltd. would like to thank Infrastructure Canada for helping us to fund this capital project through the Rural Transit Solutions Fund. This funding will allow us to increase our capacity to better serve our rural communities.”
This investment will provide residents, including seniors and students, with transportation options that will enable them to access education opportunities, go to work, attend medical appointments, and do their day-to-day activities. Access to higher quality and lower emission public transit options will enhance the quality of life for residents and provide many users with greater independence and a sense of freedom.
Kent Smith, Member of the N.S. Legislative Assembly for Eastern Shore said, “Mobility is something many of us take for granted, until we can’t go to work, visit friends, go shopping or do so many of the things we do every day. Community transportation organizations like MusGo Rider Cooperative provide a vital service, and I am proud to be able to support their expansion to help even more people get where they need to go.”
It is great to see Governments investing in “Rural Infrastructure”, growing our country’s economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.
Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville–Preston–Chezzetcook said, “Nova Scotians rely on public transportation so they can get to work, schedule appointments and socialize with their friends and family. Dependable, accessible and reliable transportation is essential for making our communities stronger and more inclusive, and this investment will help rural residents along the Eastern Shore on a daily basis.