New buses for community transport

December 19 2018
New buses for community transport

Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport is to have its oldest vehicles replaced thanks to a share of £800,000 in government funding.

 The charity provides essential travel and social trips to help people retain their independence if they are unable to use public transport. 

The new vehicles will reduce emissions and ongoing maintenance costs and use less fuel. They’ll also offer a more comfortable journey for passengers. The organisation covers Thornbury, Alveston, Olveston and the surrounding area, even though now it is based in Frampton Cotterell.

The grant was the result of a successful bid by South Gloucestershire Council to the Local Growth Fund.  It was awarded by the West of England Joint Committee (WECA).

Council Leader Cllr Toby Savage, who represents the Authority within the West of England, said: “I am proud to see this funding go towards new vehicles across South Gloucestershire. This is the largest single ever investment in our community transport fleet and is a testament to the vale the administration attaches to community transport and the role it provides across the district.”

Green Community Travel in Yate and Kingswood Community Transport will also benefit from new vehicles.

Chief Executive of Four Towns and Vale Link Communit Transport Nigel Davis said:  “This is very welcome news in these difficult times and will help to manage increasing operational costs whilst providing further support for the socially isolated and transport disadvantaged.”