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Lloydminster to receive Saskatchewan funding for para-transit programs

The Saskatchewan Government is pledging $3.7 million for the Transit Assistance for People with Disabilities program, including projects here in Lloydminster.

The provincial grants are handed out annually, and this year, Lloydminster will receive $8,866 toward para-transit needs. The Border City will be receiving an operating grant for things such as transportation costs and vehicle maintenance.

The province says the programs are part of the six priority areas in the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy, playing a key part in getting people using the services safely and effectively to school, work, medical appointments and other daily activities.

The amount of funding a City or town gets is based on the population category of each municipality as well as the number of paratransit trips provided by the municipality in the previous calendar year.

The TAPD program also disperses capital funding for the purchase of new or replacement vehicles. Locations can get financial help from either stream or both.

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North Battleford is one of the locations getting both, receiving $41,851 in operational funding and $55,000 in capital funding, with that number being the maximum for capital grants. The n

Unity, Maidstone, Turtleford and Wilkie all also received operational funding as well.

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