Pender Island Taxi Saver Program

Pender Island Taxi Saver Program

Pender Island Taxi Saver program poster.

Join the Pender Island Taxi Saver Program

Moving Around Pender in conjunction with the SGI Neighbourhood House and Lightning Taxi is pleased to announce the start of the Pender Taxi Saver Program  February 1, 2024. The idea for the program started when MAP ran the Community Bus.  Although the Community Bus pilot project was a success two of the target groups we hoped to serve; frail elders and those with mobility challenges, were not prominent users of the bus service. The reason for this was that in our rural setting the distances between seniors’ homes and the bus stops were excessive and often hilly. MAP concluded that a subsidized taxi service would be more appropriate for this group and when the Island Coastal Economic Trust (https://islandcoastaltrust.ca/)  announced a competition for small transportation grants this Fall MAP partnered with the SGI Neighbourhood House and Lightning Taxi to apply.  We were successful. 

All Pender Residents 65 years of age and older and those with mobility challenges of any age will be eligible to buy half price taxi vouchers for Lightning Taxi rides for on-island trips to community services, events or businesses including, but not limited to: Community Health Centre, Community Hall, Legion, hairdressers, physios, churches, pharmacy, grocery store etc. In addition, those accessing services off island will be able to use vouchers to go to the Ferry Terminal for a walk on trip to Swartz Bay.  

Registration for eligible individuals can be done at the Neighbourhood House Office at the Driftwood, they are open Mon, Wed and Fri 10am to 4pm.

The project is a pilot and will run for 8 months.  If we can show that there is a need for such a program, we can use the data to lobby government and BC Transit for ongoing support for such a service.   

Download the registration application below, and fill it out on your computer and print it OR print it and fill it out by hand, and bring with your ID to the Neighbourhood House Office at the Driftwood, open Mon, Wed and Fri 10am to 4pm.