North Yorkshire rural bus trial set to get £230,000 extension

North Yorkshire rural bus trial set to get £230,000 extension

North Yorkshire rural bus trial set to get £230,000 extension - Published A rural transport scheme could be extended for another year, despite questions over its value for money. The YorBus scheme in North Yorkshire is being tested in Masham, Ripon and Bedale, with plans to extend it across the county. It allows users to book a journey via an app and then be picked up from a bus stop, rather than waiting for a scheduled service. Councillors will be asked to approve a further £230,000 to continue the trial. According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, a county council report said "patronage of the YorBus service has been stronger than forecast". Between July 2021 and May this year, YorBus carried more than 650 people on more than 10,000 journeys, …
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