March 27, 2023 8:05AM
The bus makes a one hour loop through the towns of Stellarton and New Glasgow. The route features Fixed stops as well as Flag areas. See the full route map for more information, including hourly schedule.
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$3 single fare. $7.50 full day pass. Monthly passes $70/adults, $60/seniors and students, $40/youth (5–13). Children under 5 ride FREE. Debit machine available - Debit, Visa, Mastercard
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Pictou County Transit is a three-year pilot project. We want to prove the service is needed and sustainable. Community support is essential. Ridership numbers will determine if the service continues past the three-year pilot phase.
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COVID Protocol: Masks are required for all clients and drivers. The bus is professionally deep cleaned every day before being out into service. High touch areas are disinfected every hour.
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The bus is a 20-passenger low floor bus. The ramp is significantly faster than traditional CHAD buses. It is one door for all passengers.
The Pictou County Transit bus is now a wi-fi hotspot! Surf the web while riding the bus!Thanks to DataGuide Technologies Inc. for the work, and Nova Scotia Government for the funding!
As more and more of the county reopens from the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are using Pictou County Transit. Danny MacGillivray, executive director of CHAD Transit, which operates Pictou County Transit, says ridership has grown from around 30-40 people per week up to close to 90. Read more (external link) >
The three-year pilot project from the Towns of Stellarton and New Glasgow, is a one hour bus loop though the two towns. In a release organizers stated ridership will determine if the project continues past the pilot phase. It is also hoped neighbouring municipalities will join.Read more (external link) >
The Towns of New Glasgow and Stellarton are pleased to announce the launch of a new bus service, “Pictou County Transit”. We will pick up our first passengers this spring. Pictou County has not seen public transit since 1996. The community is excited for its’ return! Read more >
“He was so compassionate and so understanding with the special needs my brother needed to get on the bus. So that in itself was a wonderful experience”
- Lori Higgins
“I can go down to the riverfront now, I can go anywhere in New Glasgow. I have friends down there I can visit now”
- Lenny Ward