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County’s route to making public transport funding go further

With planning, Northamptonshire believes it can better meet the mobility needs of residents across the county despite a reduction in subsidy for public transport services.

Lee Baker
Demand responsive services will better 
serve residents in deep rural areas, but at lower 
cost than scheduled services they are replacing
Demand responsive services will better serve residents in deep rural areas, but at lower cost than scheduled services they are replacing

 

“We need to do things differently. Why spend a lot of money on scheduled services that are not meeting mobility needs?”

This is the message of David Farquhar, assistant director of highways, transport and infrastructure at Northamptonshire County Council, who says that the authority’s review of public transport provision is designed to achieve better value for money, but also to improve accessibility. “We’ve only had one public transport goal, to date: to try to...

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