People’s transport

York Press: People’s transport People’s transport

LOOKING at the financial situation of North Yorkshire County Council and its public transport cuts in the most isolated areas of the county, I can only see as a support measure – and not an alternative – for people to run community transport schemes.

People could run their own services under what is called a Permit 22, running a fleet with a board of trustees as a registered charity and under the guidance of the Community Transport Association.

Taking on board the responsibility of meeting the transport needs of their community might be something to consider.

Keith Chapman, Custance Walk, York.

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2:30pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Zetkin says...

It might work for some communities, but many will find it difficult to find the finance and the volunteers to run a consistent service.

The Tories pose as a party that cares about the countryside, but when it comes down to pounds and pence, they're happy to abandon the poor, elderly, and disabled people of rural areas to their fate.
It might work for some communities, but many will find it difficult to find the finance and the volunteers to run a consistent service. The Tories pose as a party that cares about the countryside, but when it comes down to pounds and pence, they're happy to abandon the poor, elderly, and disabled people of rural areas to their fate. Zetkin

4:04pm Wed 12 Feb 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Could they not use some of the empty buses which seem to run round York all day?
Could they not use some of the empty buses which seem to run round York all day? strangebuttrue?

2:15am Thu 13 Feb 14

Magicman! says...

Since the North York Moors national park authority got rid of funding and diverted it instead to buy two minibuses for "under-represented groups" and will not be used for the public at all... local buisnesses, bus companies, residents etc have grouped together to try and form a community interest company to run the Moorsbus network. But the problem is funding - the funding means the network will drop from 12 buses to 8 buses. CIC's could theoretically formed for other areas too, but the liklihood is that services would still be greatly reduced. It's worth noting that NYCC are currently 'upgrading' their street lighting across the county, which in the most case involves installing new lights that use 30%-80% more energy than the old ones - if they weren't wasting money there then perhaps they'd have a bit more money to keep the buses going.

In York, Rufforth will see services drop by half... but perhaps YCC could issue a service tender for a circular bus route from York going via Acomb to Rufforth and then Askham Richard, Askham Bar, and back to the city centre, running every 2 hours in between the services that would remain to wetherby.
Since the North York Moors national park authority got rid of funding and diverted it instead to buy two minibuses for "under-represented groups" and will not be used for the public at all... local buisnesses, bus companies, residents etc have grouped together to try and form a community interest company to run the Moorsbus network. But the problem is funding - the funding means the network will drop from 12 buses to 8 buses. CIC's could theoretically formed for other areas too, but the liklihood is that services would still be greatly reduced. It's worth noting that NYCC are currently 'upgrading' their street lighting across the county, which in the most case involves installing new lights that use 30%-80% more energy than the old ones - if they weren't wasting money there then perhaps they'd have a bit more money to keep the buses going. In York, Rufforth will see services drop by half... but perhaps YCC could issue a service tender for a circular bus route from York going via Acomb to Rufforth and then Askham Richard, Askham Bar, and back to the city centre, running every 2 hours in between the services that would remain to wetherby. Magicman!

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