ON THE ROAD AGAIn - WITH OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFE TRAVEL DURING COVID 19
The Covid-19 virus has greatly affected the way we travel. This has impacted on the amount of passengers that can be safely carried and impacted on journey times due to the necessary safety steps required to minimise the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus. Keeping our passengers and staff safe remains our primary aim during the pandemic, and at all times our transport services will abide by the current government guidance on safe travel and public transport. Our new travel protocols are shown below - please note these are kept under constant review and risk assessment.
TRAVEL VOUCHER SCHEME
SUPPORTED VEHICLE DAY-HIRE FOR COVID SAFE SUMMER TRANSPORT
The Creating Sustainable Communities project will provide eligible groups with subsidized travel vouchers for use with DART minibus vehicles.
Successful group applicants will be provided with a fully accessible vehicle(s) and an Access (NI) driver(s) who is trained to professional CPC D1 standards. Groups can also use their own drivers who have attained the CPC D1 licence.
Travel is unrestricted throughout N.Ireland and successful groups are encouraged to use travel vouchers to access social/recreational destinations outside of the ABC Council area, enabling groups to enhance their programmes and experience destinations and activities outside of their immediate area. There will be a minimal cost of £20 per vehicle use which is a contribution towards vehicle hire, insurance, fuel and driver for a 24 hour period. More than one vehicle can be hired.
Eligibility criteria applies and all transport is subject to availability. Groups are asked to be flexible with their dates and times.
Contact the DART office for further information concerning the voucher scheme or apply now using the online form.
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
RE-ESTABLISHING BROKEN TRANSPORT
LINKS TO TOWNS & COMMUNITIES
CSC will develop and support a number of weekly shuttle-bus services for each hub area located in Banbridge, Craigavon, Dromore, Lurgan and Portadown.
CSC's community shuttle-bus services are aimed at providing greater access to essential services for older people, people with disabilities and individuals suffering from poor transport links and rural isolation. Your community shuttle bus will provide you with a door-to-door service to your nearest market town or shopping complex. The maximum cost of this service will be £2.00 per person (return).
You will also have the opportunity to socialise and travel with members of your local community. This service will prioritise concessionary pass holders and people suffering from reduced mobility and rural isolation.
A fully accessible vehicle suitable for wheelchair users and a professional driver will be provided for your travel.
If you are interested in setting up a community shuttle-bus service service for your area please fill in a proposal form below and we will be in contact.