The beginning of the Rural Transportation Association in Nova Scotia came about in 1996 when Transport de Clare Society began providing non-profit, community-based rural transportation.

In 2001, the Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Accessible Transportation Assistance Program (ATAP) were set up by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations to help provide transportation needed for rural areas, as well as other specifically rural needs.

 The Rural Transportation Association officially formed in 2011 with eleven member organizations.

Since 2011, the Rural Transportation Association has grown to 19 community transit organizations across the province. We continue to work with our communities and government partners to work on best practices to ensure everyone can get where they need to go!