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Bus users are quizzed over planned cuts
1:00pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in New Forest News
BUS users are being asked what impact planned cuts to Dorset services will have on them.
Spencer Flower, leader of Dorset County Council, said: “Many of the rural buses have very little usage and we have had to look at ways of providing a better value for money service by empowering local groups to work together. In all parts of Dorset there have been successes with neighbourcar and dial-a-car schemes.”
The new arrangements include withdrawing rural services that costs the council more than £5 per passenger and urban service with subsidies over £3. There will be no subsidised services during evenings, Saturdays (unless they average 20 passengers per journey or more), Sundays or bank holidays unless external funding can be found.
Full details of the proposal and the online form can be found at www.dorsetforyou.com/bussurvey.
Comments can also be made through town and parish councils.
The closing date for feedback is September 24, with a decision from Dorset County Council’s cabinet on October 2.
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