transport & connectivity
the rcc offer a range of services to help to enhance transport and connectivity within and between communities.
community bus partnerships
Working with Leicestershire County Council and a number of bus providers, the RCC is supporting four Community Bus Partnerships made up of bus users and facility supporters. A number of rural bus routes are subsidised by LCC to enable their continuation in transporting people in rural areas to local towns and villages. The aim of the groups is to increase patronage on the buses in order to lower the subsidy required thus enabling the service to continue. This is a four year project (2015 - 2019) and is based on similar projects undertaken by train lines.
Groups have been re-branding their buses and timetables, organising awareness raising activities and engaging with current users and non users of the service to encourage more people to 'use the bus'.
The routes covered are:
- No. 7 - Measham to Fenny Drayton
- No. 55/56 - Melton to Grantham
- No. 113 - Melton to Oakham
- No. 129 - Ashby de la Zouch to Loughborough