Community Engagement Project
From Ideas to Action: Roundtables identify local leadership and solutions
Co-Hosts needed for Annapolis Valley and Northern Region
Community transit issues have a form, leadership, and potential actions in several Nova Scotia regions following our latest round of community engagement meetings. Sydney, Musquodoboit Valley, and Yarmouth hosted events this past fall, with good attendance and clear conversations. Antigonish is hosting a meeting Jan. 15 (1-4 p.m., The People's Place Library), and CT-NS would like to co-host meetings by early February in the Annapolis Valley and Northern Region. "These meetings enable sharing and planning among people with the energy, expertise, and vision to develop realistic actions for issues affecting their communities," coordinator Dodie Goodwin says. "These meetings are helping communities move themselves to next steps." Roundtable results will be compiled in our Community Engagement discussion document to be submitted to the Department of Energy in March 2015. To co-host a meeting or for more information, contact Dodie by email or phone at 902-396-4522.
Who are We?
We are Community Transit - Nova Scotia, a provincial non-profit organization supporting transportation solutions by your community, for your community. Our MAIN areas of support are: Mentoring, Advocacy, Information Support, Networking with the vision that all Nova Scotians have access to safe, affordable transportation.
Our membership unites individuals and organizations throughout Nova Scotia, including:
Transportation service providers
Service and advocacy organizations
Municipal and provincial representatives and staff
Individuals with disabilities
Individuals coping with low or no-income
The general public
We welcome the input and support of every individual, family, and organization in Nova Scotia, because transportation is everyone’s right and everyone’s concern.
Contact us at any time with your questions, issues, or comments:
Building a Foundation for a Provincial Transportation Strategy was a success, thanks to your attendance and support.
This year's conference on June 4 brought together service providers, policy makers, riders, visionaries, and community advocates to move forward on a provincial strategy supporting communities in their development of sustainable transportation solutions. A conference summary is available below.
Our annual conference concluded with a Commitment Circle in which participants offered specific actions and their support to complete them. The list, including actions with no names attached, is available below as an attachment. Please review to ensure your name and tasks are included; if you would like to add your name or action please do so and contact our coordinator, Dodie Goodwin. Actions identified in our Commitment Circle are important steps in supporting our members and the momentum for community transit activity across the province. Thank you again for your support!Comu
Community Transit - Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges funding from the Nova Scotia Transportation Research Incentive Program (NS-TRIP) 2010-11, administered by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, which supported the development of this site.