A gaggle of volunteers within the South Shuswap try to fill the transportation hole for residents of the world.
The South Shuswap Transportation Society has utilized for grants in hopes of buying an electrical automobile to allow them to present rides by-donation to these in want.
The society had a $25,000 grant in assist accredited by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to assist fund the acquisition of the automobile; the regional district will probably be deciding whether or not to assist them entry extra money at their Thursday, Aug. 15 assembly.
The transportation society is requesting the CSRD’s assist in drafting a rural dividend fund grant utility totalling as a lot as $50,800 to go in direction of the acquisition of a automobile whether it is accredited.
On the Aug. 15 assembly, the CSRD may even be deciding whether or not to make use of $52,500 from the Electoral Space C Neighborhood Works Fund for the acquisition and set up of an electrical car charging station to be arrange in Sorrento.
A letter to the CSRD from Barbara Fairclough, the transportation society’s secretary, states the charging station is to be put in at Sorrento Tirecraft. She mentioned the tire store has been very supportive of what they’re doing.
Fairclough mentioned the society is taking a web page out of the Sicamous-based Eagle Valley Transportation Society’s playbook by making an attempt to arrange a service the place volunteer drivers assist these in want of transportation. She mentioned many individuals locally are seeing a transportation hole, significantly seniors, who generally require assist attending to medical appointments in Kelowna or Kamloops.
In accordance with Fairclough, a committee is being set as much as look into the electrical car choices which will probably be out there to the society. She mentioned vary which may be travelled is the first attribute the committee will probably be contemplating in looking for the electrical car which is able to finest swimsuit the society’s riders. Fairclough added that when funding is obtained and the society can stand up and operating with an electrical automobile, additions resembling a wheelchair accessible van will probably be thought of.
She mentioned the society just isn’t up and operating but and remains to be centered on gathering info and planning, its members hope to have the ability to present reasonably priced transportation quickly.
These in search of extra info, or who’re all in favour of volunteering with the society as soon as it’s up and operating, can contact them at [email protected]