Find A Ride
East Hants & Area Community Rider is a service open to anyone who needs transportation. It began as a service to get people to class and expanded into transportation services for everyone in East Hants and parts of rural HRM.
Our passengers are your neighbours. They are seniors, students, families, and people who face transportation challenges. People use our service for a wide variety of reasons, including:
- Medical Appointments
- Grocery Shopping
- Personal Errands
- Community Events
- Social Outings
- Group Trips
These are just a few examples. If you need transportation, we would love to help you get to your destination!
While we began as the East Hants Community Rider, our services have expanded to include some rural communities of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). These include:
- Carroll’s Corner
- Dutch Settlement
- Fall River
- Fletchers Lake
- Grand Lake
Don’t see your community on the list? Give us a call and we’ll do what we can to help!
Do you or a family member have an appointment for your 1st, 2nd or booster vaccination, but need transportation to get to it? We can help get you there and back home, and our services are available for anyone 5 years old and up.
With our varied vehicles, including accessible options, we can take you to your appointment regardless of your mobility. So if you need transportation, contact us today.
A parent/guardian must accompany young riders up to the age of 16.
Booking a ride, in 3 easy steps:
- Pre-book your vaccination appointment according to the directions given by the Department of Health.
- Go to our “How to Book” section. You’ll find our ride booking process there.
- Follow our directions on how to book your trip.
(Please note: Round trip cost is only $5. We require booking at least 24 hours in advance.)
Easily accessible. We’re the Way To Go.
We have implemented COVID-19 protocols and procedures to protect everyone’s health and safety. Please ask us at the time you book what current policies are in place.
Booking a ride is simple. We’ll ask you a few questions to get you started:
- Who are you?
- Where do you live?
- What is your destination?
- When do you need to be there by?
- How long do you think your appointment will take?
- Do you need the driver to wait for you?
- Do you need assistance from the driver to get you from the vehicle to the door?
- Do you need an accessible vehicle?
- Do you have any special equipment or requests?
Please book your ride at least 24 hours in advance. Our service is first come, first serve, so book early!
To book a ride, please contact us by phone or e-mail:
Our costs are kept to a minimum to help our passengers get to their destinations and appointments safety and as affordably as we can. We are a non-profit organization, but we still have costs to cover in order to operate.
We have kept our prices as low as we can, on a cost recovery basis and we charge per person, per one-way ride:
- 70¢ per kilometer
- $8.40 per minimum ride
- $12.50 per hour wait time (charged in 15-minute slots)
- Parking and bridge tolls will also be charged as necessary
We invoice our passengers at the end of every month and we can invoice passenger’s agents such as Department of Community Services directly, as long as your rides are authorized by your caseworker in advance.
You can also pay via e-transfer online. Please contact us for details.
Service may be cancelled or rescheduled by phone or in person before a driver is dispatched. Late cancellation will result in a cancellation fee determined by EHCR.
To book or cancel your ride call: 902-883-4716
Winter Weather Policy
We will decide based on weather forecasts, travel conditions and the advice of our drivers if and when we should cancel service. Our priority is getting our passengers to their destinations safely.
If the weather is bad or if you are unsure if the service might be cancelled, please call 902-883-4716. If you feel unsafe and choose not to travel, please provide us with as much notice as possible to save the driver from travelling for no reason and incurring a charge.
EHCR is a crucial lifeline to 15 adults who attend the Corridor Community Option for Adults Workshop in Enfield. EHCR transports these employees to work and back 5 days a week from often very rural locations. Many of these individuals need accessible transportation and without our service would not be able to attend the workshop. – Corridor Community Option for Adults
EHCR works in close connection with 3 local nursing homes where we transport their residents to medical appointments, social activities and family events. Most recently we took a wonderful lady and regular traveller with us to a concert at the Rebecca Cohen Auditorium in Halifax to see her favourite singer. At Christmas and holidays we take many of the residents to visit their families and enable them to spend time with the ones that they love.
– Holiday Transportation