County’s transport plan makes it fair for everyone

Disabled people, pensioners and children will all benefit from improvements agreed this week to make public transport fairer for all.

Nottinghamshire County Council rubber-stamped plans to replace under-used bus routes with a minibus scheme to take people to school and day centres, use taxis or voluntary transport schemes to get people to bus routes and train people with learning disabilities to use public transport.

The council also agreed at Wednesday’s meeting to have a single phone number for people to book different types of transport, make sure wheelchairs are travel-safe and help voluntary schemes get income-generating contracts.

Improvements will be made over the next three years by working closely with community groups and bus operators to see where the gaps are.

The council’s aim is to make sure that everyone can get to work, school, shops and key services at a reasonable cost, despite where they live and what transport they have.