Community service mobility options, Netherlands
A key part of our successful bid to operate buses and trains in the Province of Limburg lay in developing innovative ways to connect rural areas to towns, such as a community-run bus solution.
Connecting rural areas
Driven by volunteers, this bus takes up to eight passengers and travels to a set timetable on a set route to connect to the larger public transport hubs. Together with each community, we help local volunteers set up a non-profit foundation of 20 to 25 members for each bus.
It’s a financially sound, environmentally friendly and affordable solution to make rural areas reachable – and nurture community spirit.