Bridgewater is getting a new bus.
Leo Glavine announced $350,000 from the province for the new bus on Tuesday.
“This pilot project in Bridgewater is proof of the positive impact that even a small transit system can have on a community and its residents,” the minister of communities, culture and heritage in a press release.
“Access to public transportation is essential for connecting people to employment and important appointments and maintaining independence.”
The Town of Bridgewater has operated the transit system for 18 months with one 22-passenger bus travelling between significant points in the community. Ridership over the period for the bus grew to 37,000 people-trips.
“Bridgewater Transit has become a vital service for so many people in our community. The ridership and the way the service has been embraced by our residents and businesses has exceeded expectations,” said Bridgewater Mayor David Mitchell. “The commitment the province has made today ensures that we will be able to continue to provide reliable transit service to all members of our community well into the future."