Queens County Transit is a community organization focused on providing accessible and reliable transportation to all residents of Queens County at an affordable rate with easy to book services. We are happy to help transport you or your group where you need to go.
- Responding to a need for affordable transportation identified over 4 years ago through the work of the Queens Care Society. Residents of Queens County are among the last in the province to have access to a community-based transportation service.
- Dedicated to providing an affordable and accessible transportation option for Queens County residents with a focus on supporting seniors, low-income residents and people with accessibility needs who wish to access health services and other essential services and take part in social, recreational or educational activities.
- Creating valuable community infrastructure that enhances connections in the community and reduces social isolation. Queens County has a large geography and aging demographics that require more transportation support to connect people to others and to the services and supports they need.
- Providing an affordable, secure and reliable door-to-door transportation service to all residents of Queens County, Monday-Friday, 8 am – 4 pm within and outside Queens County.
- Helping to enhance growth in the region. People will stay here because there is transportation infrastructure, and it will help attract people to move here too!
- Helping to improve the health of people in our communities by keeping people mobile and reducing inequities and social isolation.
Queens County Transit began from a survey conducted in July 2016 by the seniors advocacy group Queens Care Society along with the Region of Queens Municipality. Titled the “Survey of Housing and Transportation Needs in Queens County”, authored by Dr. Karen Foster of Dalhousie University, the survey showed residents of Queens county needed affordable housing and transportation in their community.
A working group was created in response the results of this survey and from there Queens County Transit came to be as a solution to affordable transportation in the county.
Although Queens County residents may have been among the last to receive affordable rural transit, the organization has been supported provincially and Municipally as well as through fundraising efforts to ensure Queens County Transit continues.
Tara Smith, Chair
Shelley Walker, Vice Chair & HR
Don Kimball, Corporate Secretary
Mike Metcalfe, Treasurer
Alex Doggett, Past Chair
Gil Johnson, Director
Norm Amirault, Director
Sue Beaumont-Rudderham, Director
Donna Croft, Manager
Kim Cunningham, Dispatcher & Office Assistant
Brenda Foley, Dispatch Assistant
Drivers, David Dicks, Brenda Foley, Greg Weare, Judy Dorey
QCT Volunteer Drivers
Nita Fisher, Greenfield
Alta Mason, Liverpool
Looking to be involved in a great cause? Whether you have a little bit of time to give or a lot, Queens County Transit would love to have you on our volunteer team.
Volunteers are welcome to stop into the office or contact Queens County Transit by email or Facebook if you are interested in volunteering to help out local rural transportation. Those interested in becoming a volunteer driver or a board member are welcome to contact us.
Our service is made possible by the generous support of our federal, provincial and local governments, community-minded organizations, and many private donations.
Some of our sponsors and supporters include:
- Queens Care Society, Senior Subsidy Funds
- Region of Queens Municipality
- Nova Scotia Government Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP) and Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program (NS-TRIP), both initiatives of the Department of Municipal Affairs
- Queens Community Health Board, Fare Subsidy Funds
- Peter Freeman, IG Private Wealth Management, who has donated our office space
- Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), a federal grants and contributions program that provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and their communities
- Liverpool Kinsmen Club, donated $5000 to help support NSCC students.