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Lotto boost for rural transport in Ryedale
5:51pm Friday 1st November 2013 in News
PEOPLE in isolated areas will have better access to public transport thanks to a grant worth more than £200,000 from the Big Lottery fund.
Ryedale Community Transport in North Yorkshire has been awarded £276,000 to use during the next five years to improve the area’s Ring&Ride service and the Ryedale Volunteer Car scheme.
Manager Steve Mellalieu said: “This funding will enable us to more fully meet the transport needs of Ryedale residents. This is particularly good news for isolated people, living in locations where public transport services are reducing.”
The funding will mean the Ring&Ride service, which operates a door-to-door service alongside the Ryedale Volunteer Care scheme prioritising those with medical appointments, can now run for 35 hours from Monday to Friday.
Up until now the service operated for 21 hours across three days of the week
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