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Funding, Rural bus

New community transport fund to help compensate for bus cuts

Transport minister Norman Baker has announced a new £10m fund for to rural local authorities to kick-start the development of community transport services. The fund is partly to compensate for the withdrawal of tendered bus services caused by public funding cuts.

“Where commercial bus services are not viable, Community Transport can play a valuable role in preventing isolation,” Baker said. “I therefore strongly encourage local authorities to work in partnership with...

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