Shelburne County transit association welcomes new car to fleet

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The Sou’West Nova Transit Association recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest part of its fleet,thanks to a grant by Nova Scotia Moves.  The new car recently received colourful decals to distinguish it from other vehicles.

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By Amy Woolvett

The Sou’West Nova Transit Association was able to add a new vehicle to their fleet, a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco.

The addition came in the wake of a grant by Nova Scotia Moves of $20,000.

“Having a car available to our staff drivers…seemed like a perfect way to complement our thriving volunteer program and give us some more flexibility and capacity as the service continues to grow,” said Renata Tweedy, Sou’West Nova Transit’s manager.

Since their launch in Sept. 2012, the service has offered accessible, affordable transportation options to over 1000 passengers.

“I think this is an incredible milestone and no matter how many vehicles we add to our fleet it is my hope that our volunteer program remain the driving force of this organization,” said Tweedy.

The transit group was one 37 successful applicants seeking funding for offering sustainable transportation locally.

"We are pleased to be able to support the Sou’West Nova Transit Association as they help Nova Scotians’ ability to use accessible and affordable transportation options," said Nova Scotia Energy Minister Andrew Younger. "We want to support organizations and communities in their efforts to address transportation opportunities, while also reducing the amount of energy used by transportation across the province."

Sou’West Nova Transit Association is a registered charity.

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