“Running the Roads Since 1996: Community Based, Community Owned, Community Driven”
Serving Clare / Digby County
Transport de Clare is on the road weekdays mainly, from 7:30am till 5pm. OTHER TIMES BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT. Our Dispatch is available weekdays from 8am to 4pm.
Toll Free 1-888-769-2477 9250 Highway 1, Meteghan River, NS B0W 2L0
Bilingual dispatch and drivers
Assistance with groceries and parcels (“door-through-door” service)
Medical trips are top priority
Charter and Institutional contract rates by arrangement.
- Category: Services
Transport de Clare, founded in 1996 by Claredon Robicheau, was the first nonprofit, community-based transportation service in Nova Scotia. Based in the predominantly Acadian Municipality of Clare in SW Nova Scotia, the Transport de Clare Society now operates three Divisions covering all of Digby County: Clare, Weymouth and Area, and Digby and Area.
Launched at a time when the concept was unnamed and unheard of, Transport de Clare remains the only community-based transportation service in NS that sustained itself for most of its first ten years solely by the efforts of volunteers and community partners. Their continued contributions of time and funds enable us to provide subsidized rides for those most in need.
All trips are valued and fulfill various client needs including medical, recreational, work and personal. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Service Organizations, Corporate Sponsors, Clare and Digby Municipal Councils, and the many caring Individuals whose donations help keep us on the road. Our vehicles proudly display the logos of many of these partners. We also appreciate the funding partnership with Service N.S. and Municipal Relations, which has enabled the launch of 13 similar services across the province, and assists tremendously with fleet acquisition and expansion in addition to operational funding.
As we ply the roads in our local communities, connecting people to services, events and other people, we are, in essence, reinforcing the viability of rural life with our direct impact on economic development, social inclusion and population health.
“In 1996, we transported a 77-year old man in a wheelchair to a dentist appointment. Because he was a first-time client, I called him after his appointment to follow up. I learned that in the past he had been forced to travel by ambulance for these types of trips, and that his wife received many phone calls from neighbours who would see the ambulance and worry that something was wrong.
The client teared up over the phone as he shared that not only did le Transport de Clare’s accessible service allow him to travel with dignity, but that the driver had taken him to see the boats at the wharf. A retired scallop fisherman, he hadn’t been able to visit the wharf in over 10 years.
We were pleased to serve this gentleman for another 10 years until his passing, transporting him to medical appointments as well as to social occasions like Father’s Day celebrations and the wedding of his grandchild.”Going the Extra Mile Claredon Robicheau, President