Transport Self-help kit: Providing transport services to your community

Choosing the right transport solution

Use the table below to see which kind of transport schemes best meet the needs that you have identified for your community.

Do you need...

to transport groups of people or individuals?

a regular journey or trips that are provided on a one-off basis?

a service that runs to a fixed timetable or do you need diverse travel times and destinations?

a service that can deviate from a set route to respond to the needs of users?

a door to door service to cater for those with limited mobility and/or communities that are widely dispersed?

the service to be available to the general public or only to a specific group of people?

Voluntary car scheme

Individual

One-off

Diverse

Yes

Yes

Specific

Liftshare scheme

Individual

Regular or one-off

Diverse

Yes

Yes

Public

Car club

Individual

One-off

Diverse

Yes

No

Specific

Taxishare service

Group

Regular

Fixed

Yes

Yes

Public

Taxibus service

Group

Regular

Fixed

No

No

Public

Minibus service

Group

Regular

Fixed

Yes

Yes

Specific

Community bus service

Group

Regular

Fixed

No

No

Public

If you are not sure which transport solution best meets your community’s transport needs, contact the Community Transport Team.