Funding Revealed for new Vans

The official announcement of federal and provincial funding of the four new accessible vans was made May 15 in front of the LCLC. The $345,600 investment from Ottawa was presented, at LCW request, by Michael Graves, Coordinator of United Way Lunenburg County and a well-known transit advocate. Education Minister Becky Druhan (and Lunenburg West MLA) brought forward Nova Scotia’s investment of $86,400. Jerome Tanner, LCW’s president, took the podium to thank the two funders as well as municipal and community sponsors — for the support shown to date for the community transportation non-profit in its first eighteen months.

Shown in the pic, l to right: Lunenburg Mayor Jamie Myra; Bridgewater Deputy Mayor Cheryl Fougere; Jerome Tanner; Minister Druhan; Michael Graves; and Eric Hustvedt, LC Wheels Board member and event MC.

Two of the new vans began to roll in early April, providing the vehicle capacity needed to expand LC Wheels’ service are east to the Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Riverport areas. The remaining two vans were available for service in early May. Three new vans plus a 7-passenger minivan are currently needed to meet booking demand.

LC Wheels provides affordable pre-booked door-to-door transportation to Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, and all MODL communities.

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