A few testimonials from our satisfied riders.
“Through them I was able to make it to my class everyday as I did not have any other reliable transportation” – Anne O’Brien
“Because of ACT, I am able to do grocery and other shopping, use the library, meet socially with my friends, keep health-related appointments and attend continuing education classes and other events” – Elizabeth Beaton
“I couldn’t live in rural Antigonish without the service offered by this non-profit organization” – Elizabeth Beaton
“The cheerful and helpful drivers make ACT a rewarding experience” – Elizabeth Beaton
“I can’t say enough about it, I hope it lasts for a long time” – Charlotte Filtmote
“As a wheelchair user previously, I had no affordable way to travel to appointments and had pieces of expensive adaptive equipment damaged through careless handling of others not trained or equipped to handle wheelchairs properly. I also had some difficult and dangerous transfers into cars, not equipped to take my wheelchair. Since Transit has been operational, I have been able to make all my medical appointments in a safe a timely manner. The drivers are professional, courteous, and bend over backwards to assist everyone’s needs.” – Anne Camozzi
“This changed my life. I couldn’t attend medical appointments and was desperate. This service is amazing”
“Without your services, it would be impossible to attend medical appointments in town, I would have had to just cancel them”
“They pick me up at 5:30 and drop me off at the hospital for five hours and come back for me”
“The staff are so courteous and helpful, I can’t say enough good about them”
“I’ve been using this service for years and they go above and beyond for me”
“This program has allowed me to remain active within my community as well as my independence to shop, attend medical appointments and social activities”
“I use the bus five days a week back and forth to work. It is affordable and cheaper than taxis” – Vivian S.
“I not only rely upon the transit, I enjoy it” – Barb Aldrich, South Side Harbour
“Thank you for a wonderful service provided by your team for all residents as well as students” – Darshana Sridharan – StFX Student
“I’m so excited that I can get out in my power chair to my medical appointments. I really enjoy riding the bus.” Anne Camozzi
The following testimonial originally appeared as a Letter to the Editor, The Casket. Bl Jan 11, 2017
Community transit benefits many
I want to express my great satisfaction with Antigonish Community Transit (ACT) for its excellent service.
As a slightly-disabled senior endeavouring to stay in my rural home as long as possible, ACT has been an integral factor in this decision. Because of ACT, I am able to do grocery and other shopping, use the library, meet socially with friends, keep health-related appointments and attend continuing education classes and other events. Being without a car, I use the service several times a week; all at a very reasonable cost. The cheerful and helpful drivers make ACT a rewarding experience. I couldn’t live in rural Antigonish without the service offered by this non-profit organization.
The use of ACT is not only a benefit to riders; it adds value to Antigonish County through residential taxes, and from the social participation which helps to maintain rural life. The town also benefits, being the central commercial, healthcare and educational location for the wider area. I will be taking a strong interest in the way these municipal bodies support this essential service.
Obviously, not only seniors use ACT; and more people could well make use of it — for ecological and financial reasons, saving on the expense and pollutants of cars. Many other Nova Scotia communities with a rural-urban mix could learn much from the ACT example.
A big shout-out to the drivers and administering organization of ACT.
Elizabeth Beaton, Brierly Brook