Community transport provides journeys for people who have difficulty using conventional public transport.
The majority of the community transport schemes are restricted to individuals meeting the following criteria:
- those who do not have access to public transport and do not have access to their own car
- those who experience difficulty using public transport ie because of a disability or age
- those who are socially or rurally isolated from accessing basic public services and facilities (such as healthcare)
Types of community transport schemes
The following are some of the community transport schemes operating in Cambridgeshire:
- Rural Hoppa - operates one day a week in Ramsey and Huntingdon
- Cambridgeshire Minibus Brokerage Scheme (CaMBS) - vehicle-sharing scheme that enables community groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations to use accessible and affordable minibuses.
- Dial-a-Ride - provides 'door-to-door' transport to Dial-a-Ride members
- Shopmobility - lends manual wheelchairs and powered scooters to members of the public with limited mobility to shop or visit leisure and commercial facilities within the town, city or shopping centre
- Hiring community transport vehicles - ideal for local community-based groups or families who have a wheelchair-bound member in their party
- Voluntary car schemes - offers organised lifts to those needing to make essential journeys where no suitable public transport services exist.
The following documents give details about the schemes available in your area:
Taxicard Scheme leaflets
Taxicard schemes provide assistance towards the cost of taxi journeys for people who have difficulties getting or using public transport.
Would you like to set up a community transport scheme?
The Community Transport Toolkit will help you to set up a community transport scheme for either cars or minibuses.