If your organisation is a member of the RSN through the SPARSE, Rural Assembly, RSP or RHCA you can book your free place at the National Rural Conference now and join rural specialists to debate key issues. We have over 600 bookings already so book your place now!
The article outlines how across England both local and central government support for buses has fallen by £800m a year over 10 years, Department for Transport figures show, meaning many services, particularly rural ones, are being shut down.
For those growing up in rural areas, the interviewees explain that extra and regular services during the day, as well as early and later buses, would create ‘more opportunities for employment and experience for younger people’ who rely solely on public transport.
The interviewees said they would like to see transport leaders consider improving connections on a more long-term basis between rural and city areas, especially ones which don't have many local amenities.
Sign up to our newsletter to receive all the latest news and updates.