New door-to-door bus service launched to help people with mobility issues
A door-to-door shopper bus service designed to help people with mobility issues across Three Rivers has been launched.
Three Rivers District Council, in partnership with Hertfordshire based voluntary and community organisation Communities 1st, are providing the low floor minibus designed for wheelchair users and people who have difficulties with steps.
The fully accessibly door to door service to major supermarkets in the local area provides a more sociable, low cost alternative to taxi/private hire journeys for those who face challenges in using standard public transport.
Volunteer shopper bus buddies can also assist with shopping in store, fetching items, carrying bags and help with boarding on and off the bus.
It service costs just £6 for a door to door return journey and £2 extra with a carer. The bus operates four days a week covering the following areas:
Further information on travel options for people who find it difficult to use everyday passenger transport is available at www.communitytransportherts.org.
Three Rivers District Council supports the County Council's Dial a Ride service which provides "a door to door travel service for people over 75 and anyone with a permanent disability".
This service is bookable on demand and fully wheelchair accessible. You can find more information about the Dial a Ride service on the Hertfordshire County Council website.
You can find information on public bus routes offering accessible travel here. These routes are provided by commercial firms and some are subsidised by the County or District Council.