The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation hosted a symposium on public and community transportation in NB on March 22 and 23, 2023 in Fredericton.

Kelly represented Urban Rural Rides

Urban/Rural Rides had the opportunity to attend the Symposium on Public and Community Transportation held in Fredericton. The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation hosted the event to give regional service commissions, municipalities, and transportation service providers an opportunity to begin strategizing for the current and long-term needs for New Brunswickers. The overarching theme coming out of the symposium was collaboration. Let’s work together and make good things happen for New Brunswickers!

Urban/Rural Rides is an important part of a complex transportation landscape in the province focussing on the most vulnerable and most isolated. The volunteer drive service provides door-to-door transportation at an affordable price that meets people at their point of need. The primary focus is transportation to medical appointments and in particular, for seniors. 

Volunteer drive services are limited to the amount of help they can provide based on the number of volunteers they have and their availability. Therefore, more volunteers are always needed. But also, additional forms of community transportation may be needed to meet all the needs in the area beyond personal car ownership which is becoming less+ and less affordable.

If you want to be a part of the solution and help people get where they need to go, reach out to Urban/Rural Rides to find out how you can become a volunteer. A few hours a week or a month can make a big difference in someone’s life by helping them access medical services. Call -506-962-3073 or email [email protected] or visit online at