Latest transport headlines impacting rural areas

Bus users outline plan to reverse rural decline

13 June 2019

A group representing bus users across the UK has published a 10-point plan to reverse the decline in rural services. (Transport Network)


Buses and the case for a national strategy

22 May 2019

Calls by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee for a national bus strategy is as good a place to start as any, says Dom Browne. (Transport Network)


How rural Britain's 'failing' bus routes compare

8 May 2019

Rural bus services do not provide a “satisfactory alternative” to owning a car, a study reveals. (Daily Mirror)


Rural patients pay £100 for taxis in ‘healthcare desert’

23 May 2019

The countryside has become a healthcare desert where 10m people spend up to £100 on taxis to get to hospital, say nurses. (The Times)


Students in rural areas still at disadvantage

24 May 2019

A lack of transport means rural students are at a disadvantage to their urban counterparts. (FE Week)


Boost for community rail in central England

6 June 2019

West Midlands Railway has announced that they are playing an important role in a new partnership to promote community engagement at railway stations. (Rail Advent)


Feeder buses and taxi bus services launch across Kent

1 June 2019

Feeder buses and taxi bus services are being launched in areas across Kent to help those in rural communities have access to transport not provided by commercial operators. (Kent Online)


Bid to improve rural transport links

20 May 2019

Better public transport in rural west Dorset is high on the agenda for campaigners following the formation of the unitary authority. (Bridport News)


Bus services will now be reviewed in new framework

28 May 2019

A new framework has been approved which will allow Suffolk County Council to review whether its sponsored bus services are viable. (Bury Free Press)


Funding helps fill rural transport gaps

24 May 2019

The Community Transport Association is helping local transport providers access funding for better services. (Wales 24)



Community groups join forces to build transport links

1 June 2019

Community action groups from across Tayside and the UK have joined forces in an effort to solve ongoing transport problems in rural Perthshire. (The Courier)


Public to have say on major transport strategy

1 June 2019

A major strategy on how Worcestershire County Council plans to provide transport in the next decade is set to go before the public. (Worcester News)


Transport charity appeals for more volunteers

11 May 2019

A community transport charity is looking for more volunteers to help people with mobility issues. (North Somerset Times)



'Radical new solution' needed for rural transport

3 June 2019

An Aberdeenshire politician has stressed a “radical new solution” to public transport is required in more rural areas. (Deeside Piper & Herald)


£2m funding to encourage sustainable transport

20 May 2019

Funding worth £2m to encourage people to increase journeys made on foot, bikes and public transport has been announced for Scotland. (Evening Express)



Rural transport boosted with all-electric bus

4 June 2019

Holderness Area Rural Transport has taken delivery of an electric bus to connect the rural community. (Transport Engineer)

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