Community transportation puts PEOPLE first


The Sou'West Nova Transit Association was formed in 2009 with the understanding that access to transportation doesn't just benefit individual clients; it benefits the County as a whole. In small communities like ours, affordable public transportation a vital part of keeping us all connected. The service was officially launched in September of 2012.

Click here to read our fifth anniversary newsletter (Fall 2017), "Lessons from the Road"!


WHO CAN USE SWNT PROGRAMS?


We strive to provide services to any Shelburne County resident who requests them, placing a priority on helping those with barriers related to age, health, mobility, finances, and lack of support structures access essential services.


TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE


  • Volunteer Drivers - Using their own vehicles (mileage and expenses reimbursed), our volunteer drivers pick up individual clients at their door and deliver them to directly to their destinations. (Riders using this service must be able to get into and out of a vehicle with little to no assistance.)
  • Fleet Car - Thanks to a grant from NS-Moves and a partnership with Murray GM, SWNT added a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze to our fleet in 2014.
  • Accessible Minivan - Purchased largely through a grant from the Province of Nova Scotia's Accessible Transportation Assistance Program (ATAP), this 2014 Dodge Caravan is available for accessible travel and general travel. Sponsorship is provided by Roseway Chrysler and Smith & Watt
  • Accessible Van - Purchased largely through a grant from the Province of Nova Scotia's Accessible Transportation Assistance Program (ATAP) and the support of 100+ Women Who Care of Shelburne County, our 2018 Ford Transit 150 is available for accessible travel and general travel.