Freedom Express Agreement Signed
August 26, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020, the Town of Hinton and the Evergreens Society officially signed an agreement for the transfer of the Accessible Transportation Service Freedom Express, as confirmed via the motion made by Council at the August 18, 2020 Council Meeting permitting this transfer to proceed, with the service transfer anticipated to occur in fall of 2020.
Mayor Michaels shared the following regarding this transfer:
The transferring of this vital service represents the ideal vision of community cooperation. Agencies recognizing community need, natural synergies and opportunities in our region, and building new ways to interface with our community. We as a Council are grateful to all of the members of Evergreens and Town Administration for identifying and pursuing this opportunity, now realized to the benefit of our residents with mobility obstacles.
From Janet Wilkinson Edson councillor and chair of the Evergreens Foundation
I am very pleased that The Evergreens Foundation and the Town of Hinton were able to come to an agreement for this service. Accessible bus services are so important to the independence of our citizens. I would like to thank our administrative teams for all the hard work they did to make this a reality”
From Kristen Chambers, Evergreens Foundation CAO
This partnership is an excellent example of collaboration with our community partners. We are happy to be able to serve the town of Hinton residents in a greater capacity. We will be rolling out our plans for our soft opening shortly and encourage citizens to watch our local media for information updates.
As shared by Chambers, please watch local media for further information from Evergreens on this transfer and accessible transportation in Hinton.