Government of Canada

Government of Canada
County of Annapolis

County of Annapolis
Government of Nova Scotia

Government of Nova Scotia

August 19, 2014 11:30 ET

Kings Transit Authority System Replaces Older Bus

Project made possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund

ANNAPOLIS COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 19, 2014) - A new bus purchased by the Municipality of the County of Annapolis will provide a safer, cleaner and more efficient commute for passengers in the western end of Annapolis County. The new, smaller bus will replace an older vehicle and will be better suited for its ridership volume. It will continue to provide accessible transportation to persons with limited mobility.

The new bus will significantly improve fuel economy and reduce maintenance costs and greenhouse gas emissions. It is also equipped with the latest technology, including an electric engine cooling system that is engineered to minimize the vehicle's life cycle costs.

Thanks to federal investments, the new bus will support the municipality's on-going objective of providing residents and the rural communities with a reliable, fully accessible and environmentally friendly transit service.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is contributing $281,080 through the federal Gas Tax Fund to this project.
  • To date, a total of $5,415,407 has been made available to the County of Annapolis through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support significant infrastructure projects like these. We understand that public transit is an essential service to building strong, sustainable communities. This new, modern bus is an important community asset that will provide the residents of Annapolis County and neighbouring counties with a safer and more reliable transit service for years to come. Our investments through the Gas Tax Fund transfer will continue to generate economic growth and job creation here in Nova Scotia and across Canada."

Greg Kerr - Member of Parliament for West Nova

"We recognize the valuable role public transit plays in rural Nova Scotia and the importance of maintaining a viable public transportation system to ensure our communities are prosperous and productive. The new bus will provide Annapolis County residents with reliable and accessible transit services as they travel to work, school or other activities throughout the region."

Mark Furey - Minister of Municipal Affairs, Nova Scotia

"Admittedly, living in this picturesque and peaceful setting can sometimes result in transportation challenges but, thankfully, the County of Annapolis is able to offer residents a reliable and well-managed bus service through the Kings Transit Authority. We are also fortunate to have a strong partnership with our local MP, Mr. Greg Kerr, who through the federal government Gas Tax Fund has worked diligently with us to provide a sleek new bus for the comfort and convenience of the service-users in the western end of Annapolis County making their commute a more enjoyable experience. On behalf of the Municipality and residents who depend on this bus service, thank you."

Reg Ritchie - Annapolis County Warden

Associated Links

To learn more about the federal Gas Tax Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/gtf-fte-eng.html.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan: http://www.eap.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and
    Minister of the Economic Development Agency of
    Canada for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Tracy Barron
    Media Relations Advisor
    Province of Nova Scotia
    902-424-2733
    Barrontb@gov.ns.ca

    Nadine I. Barteaux
    Municipality of the County of Annapolis
    (902) 532-0232
    nbarteaux@annapoliscounty.ca
    AnnapolisCounty.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll-free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca
    Twitter: @INFC_eng