TAG receives provincial grant for rural transit

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GUYSBOROUGH – Transit Association of Guysborough (TAG) officials have learned that they will receive a one-time grant of $8,000 from the provincial government.

“TAG is very appreciative of this funding announcement from the province. This will help us as we await to see how other funding applications go,” TAG Executive Director Brent Lundrigan wrote in an email last week commenting on the funding announcement.

As reported in this newspaper last month, TAG – which began operation last October – is pursuing funding opportunities to add to its fleet of vehicles.

TAG is one of 20 community transportation providers in Nova Scotia that will receive one of the one-time grants announced on April 8.

Kim Masland, Minister of Public Works, said of the $396,000 in grants, “These organizations offer full-service transportation to meet the daily needs of Nova Scotians, particularly in rural communities…This funding recognizes the financial pressures these organizations have faced, with increases in fuel, insurance and vehicle maintenance costs.”

Other rural transit services that received funds under the grant include: Antigonish Community Transit Society – $36,000; Musgo Valley-Sheet Harbour – $16,000; Musgo Rider, Halifax Regional Municipality – $18,000; and Strait Area Transit – $16,000.

For more information about rural transit associations visit https://ruralrides.ca.

Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Guysborough Journal

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