24/02/2021 - RSN Seminar: Rural Transport

Date: 24th February 2021
Subject: Rural Transport
Chair: Kerry Booth, Assistant Chief Executive, Rural Services Network
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  • Colin Walker, Transportation Services Group Manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council
    "De Provocatione Rusticus Onerariis"
    (trans. Latin “The Rural Transport Challenge”)
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Learning Outcomes:
5 Key Learning Points
  • Whole network approach - public, community and shared transport, alongside and connected with active travel?.
  • Collaboration in commissioning and provision can combine and meet needs in a better, more integrated way?.
  • Policymakers must be open-minded about where innovation may be found and how it can be tested and supported?.
  • The need for a new mind-set and language based on rural mobility as a necessary catalyst for positive social development and green economic growth. ?
  • Properly researched and targeted transport is often the most cost-effective option.
Any Other Key Outcomes from the Seminar

Rural transport has been a sticking plaster approach to date with pilots and programmes. The Rural Services Network is calling upon government with a series of policy asks to improve rural transport and access to services. Visit  https://www.rsnonline.org.uk/revitalising-rural to find out more.


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