THE ASSESSMENT OF NEEDS FOR RURAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The report discusses the findings of a study, commissioned by Dyfed County Council, into the need for rural public transport. Much of the work of county councils on rural transport has been directed towards short-term gains to be made by bus network rationalisation to avoid major reductions in level of service. A review of rural transport needs was made necessary by the intention of central government to support rural bus services by subsidies but only where social needs have been demonstrated. The first phase of the study was concerned with a series of discussions held with groups of residents including elderly persons and those without daily access to private transport. The second phase was concerned with confirming these transport needs by consultation with local community representatives. Conclusions provide a detailed definition of public transport needs of rural areas according to population groups. It is suggested that county councils should deploy available resources to meet as many as possible of the defined primary and secondary transport needs as a matter of policy. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    80 Goswell Road
    London WCIV 7DB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM