Citizens for Public Transit holding its AGM


The Citizens for Public Transit Society (CPT) is holding its annual general meeting (AGM) Oct. 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in Bridgewater.

The volunteer advocacy group has been working for more than two decades to promote a regional public transit system to serve more populated areas of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Towns of Bridgewater, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.

"We've had another busy year promoting transit options presented in our 2019 feasibility study," Stewart Franck, chair of the society, said in a prepared statement.

A copy of the study can be downloaded from the internet at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CitizensforPublicTransit/permalink/10158576702551495/

Plans for the AGM include a short business meeting, board elections and appointments, and a panel discussion on the need for public transit in this area.

Franck told LighthouseNOW the society reached out to the mayors of Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. At the time he reported in an email, "Three have confirmed, the fourth will attend or may send a designate."

He subsequently reported to the newspaper in an email, "We are excited to announce that the mayors' panel discussion is a GO, and the recently elected MLAs Corkum-Greek and Druhan, and MP-elect Perkins will be in attendance as observers."

Earlier this year the society hosted a question-and-answer session with the NS Utility and Review Board to confirm its role in supporting such endeavours.

The public is welcome to attend the AGM, while COVID-19 precautions will be in place, including social distancing, face masks and proof of vaccination.

The event will also be streamed live on the society's Facebook page.

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