Community Transport

Would you like a regular local Community Shuttle Bus?
What other transport options would work for our rural villages?
Would you like better connections for onward travel?

Poor public transport and frustrations with traffic and parking are all too familiar in this rural area of Wales, and we’re looking to rectify this. Llangattock Community Council have been granted funding by Aberystwyth University’s Transport and Health Integrated Research Network (THINK) to explore the viability of a community electric bus and car share scheme for the villages in the Six-Council area.

Community transport provides flexible and accessible community-led solutions in response to unmet local transport needs and often represents the only means of transport for many vulnerable and isolated people, often older people or people with disabilities.

l Using everything from minibuses to mopeds, typical services include voluntary car schemes, community bus services, school transport, hospital transport, dial a ride, wheels to work and group hire services. Most are demand-responsive, taking people from door to door, but a growing number are scheduled services along fixed routes where conventional bus services aren’t available.

As community transport is always run for a social purpose and never for a profit, it is often the most reliable, resilient and accessible way of ensuring the broadest range of transport needs can be met.

Firstly, we need to assess the levels of demand and the types of transport that would best serve the six communities in the context of the climate emergency, transport poverty and access to health & wellbeing.