Cuts to rural transport and bus services across the UK continue to hit the headlines and this week our Community Car project has attracted the interest of Radio 4! Presenter of ‘The World This Weekend’, Shaun Ley, visited the Nidderdale Plus office on Thursday to learn more about how the Community Car operates and to record a short conversation with Katy and Sandra – listen this Sunday at 1pm to hear more!
The Connecting the Dales project ran from July 2011 to March 2015, coordinated by DITA, the Dales Integrated Transport Alliance. Information and images about the project and a comprehensive final report can be found at www.dalesconnect.net.
In essence, DITA sought to bring together transport authorities, operators, transport passengers and the general public to pump prime innovative transport initiatives.
DITA helped to establish 10 Your Dales Hubs throughout this project, including one at Pateley Bridge, operated by Nidderdale Plus, providing information and advice about all local transport options, including bus timetables, cycle routes, walks and internet access for wider transport needs.
DITA also provided funding to support the purchase of the Nidderdale High School minibus, which is part of the Nidderdale Community Transport scheme, alongside the Community Car. if you have any transport questions or needs, contact the Nidderdale Plus office for assistance or to book the Community Car – tel 01423 714953.
You can download the latest newsletter from the Dales Integrated Transport Alliance by clicking here. The newsletter contains an update on the Connecting the Dales project, a welcome to new Project Assistant Ed Beale, and news about the One Way One Pound scheme being Highly Commended at the UK Bus Awards.