The Transport Committee is launching a new inquiry into the licensing arrangements for community transport minibuses and the broader sustainability of the community transport sector. The deadline for written submissions is Friday 3 November 2017.
Lilian Greenwood MP, Chair of the Transport Committee, said:
“Many people rely on community transport services to access healthcare, education, employment and leisure. These include people with disabilities and people in isolated rural areas, which are poorly served by conventional, commercial services.
Our inquiry, in response to recent interpretations of the licensing rules, will take a balanced look at the community transport sector, including how to ensure a level playing field for competitively tendered contracts, where appropriate. Ultimately our concern is that socially valuable community transport services are protected and remain sustainable in the long term.”
The deadline for written submissions is Friday 3 November 2017.