Community transport schemes in rural areas

In rural areas, where scheduled public services may be limited, community transport schemes, including ‘on-demand services’, should be noted in the ‘Transport assessment and travel plan’, however unscheduled services cannot be accounted for when calculating the AI.

The provision of new a community transport scheme may be recognised under ‘Sustainable transport measures’ as a ‘dedicated service’, provided that:

  • It serves a rural area
  • It is available to all potential users
  • The service is established at the time of the assessment being submitted
  • The service is of an appropriate scale for the community it serves