Government cash to get the county moving

Lancashire County Hall and (below) Coun John Fillis.
Lancashire County Hall and (below) Coun John Fillis.
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Transport across Lancashire is due to improve for people who can’t use conventional buses or live too far from a bus route.

Lancashire County Council is currently negotiating with community transport providers such as dial-a-ride services about making use of a £400,000 funding pot provided by Government in 2011.

Coun John Fillis

Coun John Fillis

Around £70,000 of the original grant has already been spent on various projects including a review of community transport, promotion to encourage take up of services, and market research, but the council is keen to make the most of the remainder.

Coun John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Many people rely on public transport for everyday things like getting to work or school, visiting family or simply to get to the shops, and community transport is vital for people who struggle to use the bus or live too far away.

“This funding presents an opportunity to improve community transport in Lancashire and our officers are now working closely with providers to identify where there’s the greatest need.”

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