Antigonish Community Transit Society (ACTS)

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”Contact”
Direct  902-867-0411

133 Church Street, Unit 3, Antigonish, NS B2G 2E3

antigonishcommunitytransit@gmail.com 

”Services”
  • Fixed route Town service, Monday to Friday, 7:30am-6pm

  • Flex-route county service, Schedule: Monday: Arisaig Tuesday: Cape George, Wednesday: Auld’s Cove Thursday: James River/St. Joseph’s/Lochaber and Friday: St Andrew’s/ Pomquet

  • If you have mobility needs please book 24 hours in advance from 9-1 the day before travelling. If you live up to 2.5. kilometers off route in the county, you can call for a dial-a-ride and we will pick you up! If you cannot get to a stop, but can get to the route, you can flag the bus down! It has to be a place where it is safe for the driver to stop and has a clear line of sight (i.e. no blind curves, no hills etc.).

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About Antigonish Community Transit

The Antigonish Community Transit Society (ACTS) is a non-profit society focused on responding to Antigonish town and county residents’ limited access to services, programs and community activities by facilitating more effective and sustainable transportation options for community members. Begun in 2010 as a working group of the Antigonish Poverty Reduction Coalition, ACTS focused on researching the various transportation options available to residents of the town and county. On the basis of substantial independent research and a number of focus groups by the initial volunteer working group, as well as a small grant from NS Moves (part of the Department of Energy), ACTS produced a document looking at rural transportation services and how one could be adapted to the Antigonish area.

With excitement building at the prospect of bringing a transit service to the area, ACTS received more funding to generate a feasibility study and business plan based on a “flex-route” transit system model. This form of system is able to cover a large area of ground while still being reliable and cost effective. When used, it is also better for the environment than dial-a-ride systems as it does not make so many trips without people in the vehicle.

ACTS formed their own society in October of 2013. Now, ACTS is a full-fledged society, with a Board of Directors. Building on the business plan and feasibility study, both showing that a flex-route system is a possibility in Antigonish, ACTS will begin a pilot project this September. We hope you will “Get in the ACT” and join us for the exciting ride of the first flex-route rural transit system in Nova Scotia! ACTS is excited to share this service with the community and we hope, with your help, that this service will come to be an important pillar of this community for years to come.