We have different service options to help you.
Book A Ride
Our regular service is available to help our riders to get when they need to go with a convenient door to door driving service. Give us a call at least 24 hours priorto the day or sooner before you need to travel and we will book you for a ride, based on availability. We will pick you up at your starting destination within The Municipality of Chester and drop you off where you need to go, then come back to pick up for return trip.
Have a group trip planned or would like to provide safe transportation to guests for an event or party? Let us pick you and your guests up and help you get where you need to go. Whether it’s a tour of the fall colours, shopping in the city or taking guests home after a wedding we are happy to provide safe and reliable transportation for you and your group. We offer invoicing for this service for recognized groups.
Our service is intended to offer a ride to transportation disadvantaged residents for all purposes such as medical appointments/services, banking, grocery shopping, recreation, socialization, etc. We are focused on helping the residents of Chester get where they need to go when other modes of transportation may not be available to them.
When booking, please be sure to leave your name, the name of the person who the booking is for (if different than previous name) and a phone number where you can be reached. Note, your email booking has not been confirmed until you get a reply email or phone call from us.
To book a service please use one of the following:
Receipts for Service
Community Wheels is a registered charity so therefore we may issue income tax receipts. We do issue receipts only upon request from a rider. These receipts can be used if you are eligible to deduct for our service under current tax law.
Q: Do you travel outside the Municipality?
A: Are you or your group traveling outside the Municipality, but originating from Chester area? Our charter service can be booked on a per kilometer, per hour, half day or full day rate. Share the rates between passengers if you are all going in the same direction.
Q: Am I eligible for a subsidy?
A: Need to get to a medical appointment, Veterans Affairs or Department of Community Services appointment, outside of the Municipality? We offer third-party billing to government departments such as Veterans Affairs Canada and the NS Department of Community Services if you are approved for transportation costs with these agencies. Periodically grant funds are available to subsidize portion of travel costs to medical appointments. We may be able to help, feel free to discuss your ability to contribute with our Coordinator. Please note your donation, cheque or cash, is paid to the driver at pickup.
Chester Community Wheels is a community-based service that relies on the kindness of our community and riders to be able to maintain our vehicles and services. We rely on donations to be able to provide top-quality service to those in our community that need transportation, wherever they need to go. Please consider making a donation, either in person at our office or by emailing us at [email protected].