Accessible Transportation Update
September 25, 2020
On August 24, 2020 The Town of Hinton completed the process of transferring accessible transportation services to the Evergreen Foundation, following notification steps to the community and stakeholders. Council passed a motion at their Regular Council Meeting on August 18, eliminating the Town-provided Freedom Express service in combination with the decision to enter into an agreement with the Evergreens Foundation to assume accessible transportation service in Hinton.
Following the completion of the agreement, on September 15, 2020 Unifor Local 855 initiated a formal process to identify concerns and issue complaints with the transfer of service. Due to uncertainty posed by this new development, Evergreens will not be moving ahead with the agreement and continuation of services under their management. At this time, the Town is determining the necessary next steps to provide for those in our community who rely on accessible transportation services.
If you are a customer of this service looking for more information, please contact FCSS Manager Caryn Bouchard at 780-865-6036.