What is community-based transportation?
Community-based transportation is public transportation based where you live. It’s the bus service around your town. It’s the van that comes to your door to take you to an appointment. It’s the car service that you can call to take you grocery shopping.
By advocating for more community-based transportation in rural Nova Scotia, NSCTN improves options for residents who need transportation to get to and from medical appointments, school or classes, recreation opportunities, visiting friends, and shopping.
Having community-based transportation improves the quality of life for residents. Transportation options within communities mean elderly residents can more easily stay in their homes longer. It means that young people looking for better quality of life do not have to choose urban areas because of transportation requirements. Community-based transportation helps our communities stay vibrant and grow.