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Regional Barrier-Free Transportation

Impacts Southern Alberta

RADF Investment: $600,000

Other Investment: $408,900

Total Investment: $1,008,900

Project Period: August 2007–February 2012

Community Development Community Development

Project Description

This project introduces a specialized transportation service to anyone within the broad geographic area surrounding Calgary. The model will give rural seniors the option to continue living in their communities, and will allow persons with disabilities to live and work in a rural setting. The new service will be coordinated with existing non-profit specialized transportation providers to avoid duplication and streamline operations. It is a major expansion of a limited service already provided by the Calgary Regional Transportation Services Society (CARTSS).

Expected Outcomes and Benefits         

All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits:

  • Streamline single point of contact for people to book and receive specialized transportation service
  • Coordinate and maximize use of existing specialized transportation resources in local communities
  • Increase rider access and usage
  • Eliminate insurance barriers that currently discourage the use of volunteer drivers