Bus improvements on way for borough's rural residents - The Rugby Observer

Bus improvements on way for borough's rural residents

Rugby Editorial 8th Jul, 2020 Updated: 8th Jul, 2020   0

BUS links are set to improve for rural residents in the borough.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) plans to use new government funding to ‘dramatically’ improve bus services and routes on withinRugby borough and in neighbouring Nuneaton and Bedworth.

Last September the government announced a £220million commitment to transform bus services in England.

WCC is spending £500,000 of it on two short-term initiatives for the Rugby and Nuneaton and Bedworth boroughs.

The Rugby plans includes replacing the current Flexibus operations with a fully demand responsive transport service within the next 12 months.

Demand responsive transport, known as DFT, provides public transport service in areas of low passenger demand where a regular bus service is not considered financially viable. Passengers are typically picked-up and dropped-off in locations according to their needs.

WCC transport spokesman Coun Jeff Clarke said: “It’s great news for residents of both Nuneaton and Rugby that we have been successful in our bid for government funding to support bus services.

“These initiatives will bring greatly improved connectivity not only in some of our most rural communities but also in the urban areas where need has been identified and where it can support access to employment and healthcare.”

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/buses for further details.

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