Lunenburg County Wheels to expand fleet with funding from governments of Canada, Nova Scotia

May 16, 2024
Lunenburg County Wheels will utilize funding from the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia to add four transit vans to its fleet.

Lunenburg County Wheels will now be able to expand its fleet by four vans after a combined investment of C$432,000 (US$317,347) from the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia.

“The addition of these four mobility vans enables Lunenburg County Wheels to enter the last expansion of our affordable transportation system to all of western Lunenburg County," said Jerome Tanner, president of the Lunenburg County Wheels Board. "It is a feeling of accomplishment. After more than a year of planning for this service, we could not have accomplished it without the support of the federal and provincial governments, as well as our Board, our drivers, sponsors and the municipal governments of Lunenburg County. We hope this service will be successful and continue for years to come.”

The government of Canada is investing C$345,600 (US$254,085) in the project through the Rural Transit Solutions Fund (RTSF) and the government of Nova Scotia is contributing C$86,400 (US$63,521).

The RTSF helps to expand access to transportation for Canadians living in rural and remote areas and supports the development of rural transit solutions, including new transit service models that could be replicated or scaled up. 

Lunenburg County Wheels is a non-profit organization that provides transportation services in rural communities in western Lunenburg County. With the four additional vehicles, more residents in western Lunenburg County will have an affordable transportation option that will help them get around.

“Organizations like Lunenburg County Wheels are invaluable partners in making our communities stronger and making lives easier for residents," said Sean Fraser, Canada's minister of housing, infrastructure and communities. "We are proud to support this project that will help even more people in Lunenburg County get around easily and conveniently."


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