A new initiative to develop local transport solutions is being funded by West Sussex County Council, in partnership with Community Transport Sussex (CTS).
Newly-appointed staff at CTS will support and develop the existing community transport network over the next two years, while working with local communities and parish councils to explore innovative ways to ‘fill the gaps’ in areas currently lacking conventional public transport services. This will also include working closely with the county council’s transport provision team to share vehicles and drivers, making better use of existing resources.
The county council has agreed to contribute £50,000 towards the new initiative over the next two years.
Cllr Roger Elkins, cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “We know how much our communities value transport links across the county so we are delighted to be partnering with CTS to help develop travel solutions for anyone who isn’t able to access, or has difficulty accessing, conventional public transport.”
Any community group/parish or individual for whom transport is an issue is asked to please contact CTS on 01444 471919.
Anyone wanting to volunteer, or become a driver or passenger assistant, can call the same number.