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Demand responsive transport will only flourish if we change the way rural transport is funded

Derek Halden, DHC

How much public transport should there be? Transport policies imply comprehensive public transport network coverage so that all people’s needs are met but where demand is low it makes no sense for public transport services to be running empty most of the time. For many people and places flexibility is needed to ensure good value provision, so demand responsive transport (DRT) services are the key to unlocking accessibility for all. Provided the design of these flexible services is...

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