Bus services are hardly good – as the Campaign for Better Transport has just reiterated:
The press has reported on some of its proposals:
Call for rural taxis to replace buses
Minicabs should be used to provide public transport in rural communities that have lost bus services, the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) has proposed.
CBT believes new technology offers the opportunity for private hire vehicles to offer shared transport, with the lobby group’s report stating that utilising these vehicles should be a “key principle” for the future development of rural strategies in certain areas.
This is part of the CBT’s call for a “planned network” to replace the existing “patchwork of different forms and types of public transport”, with the report saying, “There is no sense of network – services are run by different operators, with little or no coordination between them and a lack of integrated ticketing.”