Founded in 1996 by Claredon Robicheau, Transport de Clare was the first nonprofit, community-based transportation service in Nova Scotia. Based in the predominantly Acadian Municipality of Clare in SW Nova Scotia, Transport de Clare now operates two Divisions, comprising all of Digby County. Digby and Area Division now includes Weymouth, Bear River, Smith’s Cove and Digby Neck and Islands.
Transport de Clare is on the road weekdays,
mainly, from 7:30am till 5pm.
Other times by Special Arrangement.
Our Dispatch is available Monday to Thursday from 8am to 4pm;
Friday 8am to 12 Noon
Transport de Clare is a registered charity, licensed and regulated by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. Charity Reg. #: 85550 6192 RR0001.
We are funded in part by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations through the Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP), which provides $1.80 per capita for operating expenses. We are also funded for 50% of the purchase price of a new or modified wheelchair accessible vehicle through the Accessible Transportation Assistance Program (ATAP).
Dedicated to providing safe, affordable and barrier-free door-to-door service to seniors, persons with disabilities, economically disadvantaged persons, and those with limited or no access to a motor vehicle, Transport de Clare offers a variety of transportation options to all members of the communities it serves. Medical trips are our top priority.
We believe that access to transportation impacts on the wellness of communities by enabling residents to enjoy the many benefits of social, recreational, educational, and employment opportunities, as well as
Launched at a time when the concept was unnamed and unheard of, Transport de Clare remains the only community-based transportation service in NS that sustained itself for most of its first ten years solely by the efforts of volunteers and community sponsors.
These caring and generous community members were the life force of Transport de Clare, and their continued contributions of time and funds enable us to provide subsidized rides for those most in need.