Details are given of two projects taking place in East Sussex-the Brighton "Shuttle"-a new approach to urban bus services and "Escort"-East Sussex Coordinated Rural Transport which has spanwned "County Rider" a new and economic approach to improving transport in rural areas. Shuttle is the result of an assessment of passenger requirements and concentrates on two residential areas. It gives an improved service into town for 80% of existing travellers. Quality of service has been improved by providing faster journey times, greater reliability and increased frequency. Off-bus sales have been encouraged together with various fare cards, some giving discounts. The Escort service uses a brokerage system established in conjunction with TRRL using the county's mainframe computer. A record of all transport services is kept on the computer and the broker upon receiving requests for transport consults the computerised directory of what is available. Escort has given rise to County Rider-a purpose-built midibus featuring a wheelchair lift at the rear. Details of the routes operated by County Rider are given. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Morris, S
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 108-112
  • Serial:
    • BUSES
    • Volume: 36
    • Issue Number: 348
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0007-6392

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM