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Queens County Transit keeping communities connected
Queens County Transit (QCT) is proud of what it has accomplished over the past years since its inception from the founding organization Queens Care Society. In fact, on March 31, 2022, QCT surpassed a milestone of the over 5,000 ridership mark for the past 12 months. An outstanding achievement considering they projected in their business plan of reaching two per cent of the population of Queens over a 10-year period. This is a tribute to the dedicated volunteers who saw this grow from an idea to a vital part of life in Queens County.
QCT is a non-profit service available to all people in
Queens — whether you live in Kempt, Danesville, Port L Hebert or somewhere in between. You can access this affordable, accessible, doorto-door transportation service just by booking 24 hours in advance at 902-356-2670. With an emphasis on seniors, low-income residents and persons with accessibility needs, they will help you access health services, essential services, social, recreation or educational needs. Wherever you want to go, they will make it happen.
Through the kind support of our community and service clubs QCT is able to offer subsidized fares to those with financial barriers. If you are reading this article and would like to make a donation to
QCT, you can drop into the office, go to the website www. queenscountytransit.ca or Canadahelps website.
In keeping with the concept of transportation service supporting the quality of life of the residents of Queens, QCT is pleased to launch their new outreach programs.
OUT AND ABOUT DRIVES
Do you remember Sunday drives with the family? Well, this is a spin on those drives. Starting Wednesday, May
18, enjoy a social drive to parts of Queens and Lunenburg Counties with QCT. Are you feeling isolated, new to the community, do not have transportation or just want to have a fun? Call to register and we will pick you up and take you home for free. Morning rides in North Queens and area; afternoon rides in South Queens and area.
Future drives will occur on the third Wednesday of each month. Call QCT for more information at 902-356-2670. Hope to see you on board.
SENIORS WALK AND RIDE FREE FRIDAYS
Starting Friday, April 8, and every Friday thereafter seniors can enjoy a free ride or walk on QCT. Seniors from anywhere in Queens can call and register for your free drive to and from anywhere in Queens County. You may want to go to see a friend, shop or to an appointment — whatever you may wish to do on Free Fridays.
Or you can get a free ride to and from the Queens Place Emera Centre and enjoy a free walk on the indoor track. Any senior may enjoy the free walk even if they don’t ride with QCT. Ridership is limited based on availability of drivers and walks are limited to 25 seniors so register early. Call QCT to register for rides and/or walks at 902-356-2670 or email email@example.com Hope to see you on board.
The outreach programs will run for a year. Programs are made possible thanks to funding by Queens Community Health Board and New Horizons for Seniors Program.