Rural transport faces many challenges.
They range from high petrol and diesel costs as a percentage of household budgets to the lack of public transport in many areas and the threats to its survival in others.
Changes to public transport subsidies make community-run initiatives increasingly important to a growing number of rural residents.
The topic has rarely been bigger or more pressing.
Driverless cars 'could boost rural transport'
21 April 2015
Driverless cars could help improve poor rural transport links in rural Wales, say academics in Wrexham. (BBC Online)
New funding for rural transport
14 April 2015
A Cheshire East Council and its partners are improving the way residents get around after securing £453k in funding. (Cheshire Today)
Campaigners welcome transport fund winners
27 March 2015
The Campaign for Better Transport welcomes an increase to the government's Total Transport Pilot Fund. (Campaign for Better Transport)
£7.6m for transport in rural and isolated areas
27 March 2015
The government unveils funding it says will allow communities to deliver better transport projects in rural areas. (Gov.UK)
Cash boost for rural transport in West Berkshire
18 April 2015
A cash grant of £196,000 will help West Berkshire Council to improve community transport. (Get Reading)
Community groups celebrate a windfall
12 May 2015
Community groups in the Staffordshire village of Milwich have received a windfall from their fuel supplier. (Staffordshire Newsletter)
New minibuses worth £70k report for duty
3 May 2015
A community transport scheme linking the outside world to 1,000 elderly or disabled residents has taken delivery of two new minibuses. (Lincolnshire Echo)
Rural transport group comes to an end
16 April 2015
The Dales Integrated Transport Alliance, a consortium of public and private transport operators, has come to an end after four years. (Craven Herald & Pioneer)
Community transport 'needs cash and volunteers
18 March 2015
Community transport schemes need an injection of cash and volunteers to meet demand, says charity Action with Communities in Rural England. (ACRE)
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