Province Invests in New Express Bus Service

first_imgA new, accessible express bus service from Wolfville to Waterville is now available to Michelin employees and Kings County residents, thanks to Conserve Nova Scotia, Michelin and Kings Transit. The new express bus is designed to accommodate shift-workers at Michelin’s Waterville facility. The service is being subsidized by Michelin. The province is investing about $115,000 in the service over the next two years. “The new bus can help reduce carbon emissions by about 165 tonnes every year, which is the equivalent of taking 35 cars off the road,” said Richard Hurlburt, Minister responsible for Conserve Nova Scotia. “Investing in sustainable transportation can help us reach our goal of reducing Nova Scotia’s greenhouse-gas emissions to at least 10 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020.” With more than 1,200 employees at the Michelin plant in Waterville, Michelin is encouraging employees to use the new transit service as their primary mode of transportation to work. “Michelin Canada has an active sustainability program to engage its employees in environmentally-friendly practices,” said Grant Ferguson, former Michelin Plant Manager. “This partnership with Conserve Nova Scotia and Kings Transit will allow us to offer our employees cleaner, greener transportation in the communities where we live and work.” The eight-stop express bus runs seven days a week and starts in Wolfville, running along route number one, with its last stop at the Michelin Waterville facility. For more information on the new express bus service, including stops and schedules, visit www.kingstransit.ns.ca.last_img

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