This morning the Battlefords Handi-Bus unveiled a new addition to its fleet, bus #61. This addition was possible by co-operation between the Province, the City of North Battleford and the Town of Battleford. This new bus will ensure safe and reliable transportation that is vital to improving the quality of life of those with mobility issues.
Present for the event was The Battlefords MLA Herb Cox, City of North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater and Councillor Greg Lightfoot, Town of Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie and Councillor Gordon Yarde, Transit Manager Paul Robertson, Transit board member Debbie Logan, individuals from Battlefords Trade & Education Centre and riders of the Handi-Bus.
The Handi-Bus is an important means of connecting individuals to economic opportunities, public services and opportunities to become active in the community. Accessible transportation for people of all abilities builds a stronger and more inclusive community.
The Province of Saskatchewan through the Transit Assistance for People with Disabilities (TAPD) provided $55,000 in funding. In a 70/30 split, the City and Town provided $38,500 and $16,500 respectively. The Kinsmen Foundation through Telemiracle also contributed to the bus purchase by providing a grant for $10,000.
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