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April 26, 2013

logoelement Access-A-Bus User Annual General Meeting registration underway

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for users of Metro Transit's Access-A-Bus service will be held at the Dartmouth North Community Centre (105 Highfield Park Drive) on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The AGM is an opportunity for users of the Access-A-Bus service to elect representatives to HRM's Accessible Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC). 

If you are interested in serving on the Accessible Transportation Advisory Committee or know someone who may be interested, potential committee members can be nominated by calling 490-6681.  Nominations will be accepted until 3 p.m. on June 7, 2013.

December 10, 2012

logoelement 22nd Annual Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive Campaign brings in more than 23,000 kg of food, up 34% from last year

Held on Friday, December 7, the Stuff-A-Bus food drive for FEED NOVA SCOTIA brought in a whopping 25,506 kilograms of food. This is an increase of 34 per cent over last year’s event, and will go a long way in supporting families in need over the cold winter months.

The ATU Local 508 Stuff-A-Bus is presented by Metro Transit and C100. Throughout the day, buses visited some 80 schools and businesses who had pre-registered for a pick up. A highlight of the day was the incredible 10,142 kilograms donated by Lawtons Drugs. It took two buses to pick up the food at their corporate office.

“Stuff-A-Bus is one of our biggest food drives, and this year the community really came through in a significant way,” says Dianne Swinemar, executive director of FEED NOVA SCOTIA. “We can’t thank everyone enough, especially C100, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 508, Metro Transit and Scotiabank.”

Organizers share Swinemar’s enthusiasm, and speak fondly about how the event has grown over the years.

“22 years ago, Metro Transit operator Jim Bartlett, who is now retired, came up with the idea of the Stuff-A-Bus event as a way to give back to his community,” says Ken Wilson, ATU Local 508 president. “It started with one bus and three operators. Today, over 40 operators are volunteering their time, and six Metro Transit buses are on the road, all in support of FEED NOVA SCOTIA.”

Mr&MrClaus

Mr. and Mrs. Claus begin their day -
22nd Annual Stuff-A-Bus 2012

 

SantaVisits

Over 25 daycares and schools participated
in this year's Stuff-A-Bus

 

Food

Loading the bus for FEED NOVA SCOTIA -
22nd Annual Stuff-A-Bus 2012

As the provincial association, all food that is donated to FEED NOVA SCOTIA is shared amongst its 153 member food banks and meal programs across the province.

www.feednovascotia.ca/

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December 4, 2012

logoelement Bridge Terminal accessibility applauded


CTV News at 5 recently highlighted the accessibility features of the new Bridge Terminal on its December 3 edition of Housecalls.
 

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November 23, 2012

logoelement Free Transit Service for Seniors on Tuesday - Pilot Program Extended

Metro Transit is extending its pilot program offering free service for seniors on Tuesdays until a report can be brought to Regional Council in the next few months for a decision on the future of this program.

In August 2012 Regional Council approved a motion to offer the program for a three month trial period, which would have seen the last day of the program on Tuesday, November 27.

Metro Transit will conduct an evaluation of the program for Council’s review and consideration, but in the interim free transit service will continue to be available to seniors 65 years and older.

Seniors will travel free of charge on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and after 6 p.m., on regular bus and ferry services, including Community Transit.  MetroX, MetroLink and Access-A-Bus services are excluded from the program.

Seniors who qualify for free travel should carry proper photo identification as the operator may ask for proof of age.

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November 8, 2012

logoelement November 19 Schedule Adjustments