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Kentville woman overcoming barriers with Kings Point-to-Point

Kings Point-to-Point driver Jonathan Hiltz helps Kentville resident Teresa Gass into the non-profit transportation society’s new 18-passenger bus.
Kings Point-to-Point driver Jonathan Hiltz helps Kentville resident Teresa Gass into the non-profit transportation society’s new 18-passenger bus.

KENTVILLE

 

Teresa Gass is going places.

And she has Kings Point-to-Point to thank.

“It’s benefited me immensely, otherwise I would never get to the dentist or the doctor,” she says, noting that her transportation options became limited when she started using a wheelchair.

“I don’t drive, so all I can say is I just love it.”

Gass says having a dependable means of accessible transportation come directly to her door at the Evergreen Home for Special Care in Kentville has dramatically enhanced her quality of life.

“I have enough to worry about without worrying about somebody driving,”

Her daughter, Donna Gass, firmly believes the service is an essential part of their lives.

“Without them I don’t know what I’d be doing with Mom. I don’t have the car to be able to take her around,” she says.

“They’re fabulous. I really don’t know what I’d do without them.”

Kings Point-to-Point driver Jonathan Hiltz frequently hears comments like this as he goes about his regular days shuttling bus riders to and from medical appointments, group outings, shopping trips – you name it.

He says mingling with people of all ages and walks of life is the highlight of the job.

“I think it’s awesome.”

The non-profit transportation service has eight vehicles on the road following the acquisition of a new 18-passenger accessible bus in the spring.

Kings Point-to-Point manager Faye Brown says the decision to add another bus to the fleet was based on demand.

“We are available for any kind of transportation. We do accessible, as well as groups, as well work or school… anywhere you need to go, we can take you,” says Brown, describing the new vehicle as the “community bus.”

“Anybody can ride with Kings Point-to-Point.”

 

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