Community Transport Association
Community transport organisations provide safe, accessible and affordable transport solutions to meet local needs, and account for 3.5 million journeys per year with older and disabled people comprising over 80% of passengers. The sector owns or has access to 900 vehicles and an annual income of £10 million.
Individual CT organisations often provide a mix of services, including:
• Community car schemes; a demand-responsive, flexible and accessible service for those who cannot access public transport due to mobility, illness, infirmity or restricted access.
• Group travel services and door-to-door dial-a-ride services; using minibuses operated under section 19 minibus permits.
• Wheels to Work; hiring mopeds and providing other transport services to enable people to get to work, apprenticeships, or to training that will lead to employment and long-term careers.
• Contracted ‘assisted travel’; services such as home-to-school, non-emergency patient or social care transport.
• Demand-responsive or fixed route transport; services operating where commercial bus routes are not viable.