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Community Transport

Community Transport schemes are set up to serve people who do not have access to conventional transport or are unable to use it.

Community Transport Options

Community Bus Services - Minibuses operated by volunteers and paid drivers serve regular routes to published timetables. They are available to all members of the general public. They also operate a variety of other journeys to address local needs.

Door to Door (often referred to as Dial-a-Ride) - Needs to be pre-booked by individuals who become members of the organisation providing the transport. The service provides individual members with door to door transport either using minibuses or cars (see Community Car Schemes) and can be used for a number of trip purposes.

Minibus Group Travel - Vehicles owned by community groups are made available to other local organisations for low cost hire. Can be used for a number of different purposes, including leisure, education and sport.

Community Car Schemes - An organised form of lift giving, where volunteers use their own cars to provide door to door journeys for people without transport. Passengers are charged a rate per mile for their journeys to cover drivers' costs.

Community Transport Links

Your Local Community Transport Scheme

For more information on any aspect of Community Transport within Worcestershire, please contact the Worcestershire Hub by telephoning 01905 765765 or emailing

National Community Transport Schemes

For information about Community Transport schemes in other parts of the country, please visit the Community Transport Association website.

Community and Local Transport Development Grant

This is available to support the development of new or extension to an existing transport service for the benefit of a community or group of communities.

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This page was last reviewed 26 June 2014 at 11:42.
The page is next due for review 23 December 2015.