• Riley Gettens

A Faulder resident asks how we could improve access to public transportation.

At the forum, a Faulder local just recently undergone knee surgery and found getting to Summerland for necessities like groceries a significant challenge.

I've been doing some digging and we have some pretty great models of success to consider.

  • https://kootenay.ride-share.org/

  • https://www.ottawaridematch.com/Public/Home.aspx

  • http://www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca/file.aspx?id=3a7e100a-eb34-4656-95ef-9890c2aa20d6

And clearly, we are not alone in feeling that there is a service gap around access to transportation and rural areas https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/rural-ride-expansion-affordable-transportation-1.4727972

I know for certain that if we could get a group around the table, we could come up with some innovative solutions that possible could be supported by already existing not-for-profit services.

Curious to look into this further :)

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