Metro Transit Access-A-Bus service to return
Metro Transit has agreed to reinstate limited Access-A-Bus service to registered users beginning Monday.
That will allow for transportation to and from medical and specialist appointments.
"We recognize that this transit strike is hard on all of our passengers, but we feel we must direct our limited staff resources to assisting those of our clientele most in need," Eddie Robar, a director for Metro Transit said in a news release.
While the current Metro Transit strike continues, managers will be driving the buses.
Mayor Peter Kelly said the decision was made to resume the service because the strike was causing distress and suffering to vulnerable residents of HRM.
"Registered Access-A-Bus users are unable to keep medical appointments, often made months in advance," said Kelly in the release. "These and similarly situated citizens have very limited mobility options and depend on Metro Transit’s Access-A-Bus service."
Robar asked that Access-A-Bus passengers to be patient as staff work through familiarizing themselves with scheduling trips and operating the service.
Access-A-Bus passengers can call 490-6999 starting Saturday to begin booking trips.