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Ride the Bus Campaign for Sunshine Coach

The Ride the Bus Campaign in 2017 achieved the goal of raising matching funds under the PTIF program.  We expect you may seen our new bus on the streets of Renfrew and the surrounding area, meeting the need for group outings requiring acessible transportation.  Congratulations to everyone who supported this campaign and made this venture such a success.

The Ride the Bus Campaign had the goal of raising funds in order to acquire a new accessible small bus to replace the current bus in the Sunshine Coach fleet. The then current bus was eleven years old and although had served us well, was approaching the end of its usable life cycle.  Our new bus is incredibly important in providing group outing capability to local Long Term Care Facilities, Schools and Churches.  Our new bus has a capacity to transport ten (10) ambulatory clients together with four (4) wheelchair clients.

Our bus is often seen at every kind of community event and is critical in assisting our fellow citizens who are living with disabilities that create transportation barriers in their lives, to paticipate in activities that would otherwise be beyond their reach.

Your help in raising the funds necessary to acquire this new bus and help keep everything that our great community has to offer within the reach of every citizen was crucial. 

We are pleased to remind you that every dollar that was raised by our Ride the Bus Campaign was matched by the Government of Canada / Province of Ontario under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF).  This fund provided grants that supported the acquisition of accessible vehicles, including a new accessible bus, that will ensure our fleet continues to have the necessary capacity to service the transportation needs of our clients moving forward into the future.