Latest transport headlines impacting rural areas

Latest headlines:

Rural public transport is in crisis – report

5 December 2018

Rural transport is in a state of crisis, with bus cuts and shrinking transport networks leaving communities cut off. (Campaign for Better Transport)


Report calls for long-term approach to rural transport

1 December 2018

A report calling for a change in mind-set on how the county’s buses are run is scrutinised by councillors. (Worcester News)


Rural areas could face 'spiral of decline' from Brexit

23 November 2018

Poor rural transport could be made worse by the UK leaving the EU, say academics in the north of England. (Chronicle Live)


Replacement buses to plug service cuts in rural areas

20 December 2018

BUS services facing the axe in Warwickshire are now set to continue. (Leamington Observer)


Green driving machine for community car club

12 December 201

North Wales’s first ever community car club has been given the thumbs-up by two of the region’s top politicians. (Wales 247)


Revealed: How extra £7.7m of transport funding will be spent

13 December 2018

Bridges, rural roads and drains are all set to benefit after Northumberland was awarded an extra £7.7m of government funding. (Chronicle Live)


Innovative tech to tackle rural isolation

27 November 2018

Five tech companies have been awarded contracts to use cutting-edge technology to tackle the problem of rural isolation and loneliness. (Cabinet Office)


'Bike Smart' campaign highlights rural roads risk

20 November 2018

People on two wheels face a 63 times higher risk of being killed or seriously injured (KSI) per mile travelled than car drivers, a road safety charity has said. (Transport Network)


Special report: Crisis on the buses

17 November 2018

Reporter Charlie Bullough looks at the impact of bus funding cuts and what can be done to improve services (Yorkshire Post)


Oxfordshire transport scheme wins £7,750 boost

18 December 2018

A Community bus service that serves as a 'lifeline' to residents has received a cash boost of almost £8,000. (Witney Gazette)

Concern after withdrawal of 'vital' bus service

13 November 2018

A bus operator has come under fire after announcing that a service to villages in Lancashire is to be scrapped. (Chorley Citizen)


Axe to fall on transport and road spending

14 November 2018

Rural bus services in Suffolk are likely to be under considerable pressure in the new county council budget. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Transport services could be 'wiped out'

27 November 2018

Community transport services that take disabled children to school could be wiped out overnight in Wiltshire. (Salisbury Journal)

Transport spending in falls by £18 per person

20 November 2018

Public spending on transport in Yorkshire and Humber fell by £18 per person in a year while increasing £90 in London, new analysis shows.(Yorkshire Post)


Rural cancer patients 'less likely to survive'

12 December 2018

People living rurally are 5% less likely to survive cancer than those in cities – partly due to poor transport infrastructure. (BBC Online)

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