Rural disconnection

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Claire Walters, CEO of Bus Users UK argues that it’s time for a re-think when it comes to Community Transport operators; a failure to do so could leave rural communities stranded

If things carry on as they are, Claire argues, rural communities could easily become isolated

As austerity cuts deepen, bus subsidies are disappearing into the ether. The already convoluted method of reimbursing bus companies for concessionary passholders is poised to become even more restrictive, and the latest round of blows dealt to community transport providers is really starting to bite.

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