Ranging through petrol cost as a percentage of household budget, the lack of public and community transport in many areas; the threats to its survival in others.
The topic has rarely been bigger or more pressing.
Changes to public transport subsidies make community-run initiatives increasingly important.
Schemes to keep rural folk connected
4 May 2014
Northumberland is doing better than some counties in keeping its rural bus services going. (Morpeth Herald)
Cash for bus service trials in rural areas
22 April 2014
EXTRA money is being given to test new ways of co-ordinating bus and community transport services in Wales. (BBC Online)
Transport companies continue to operate threatened bus services
25 April 2014
A COMMERCIAL solution has been found which will see two threatened bus services saved. (Westmorland Gazette)
Travel costs take a toll in rural areas
22 April 2014
RURAL students are at greater risk of dropping out of college due to the government's refusal to pay for free transport, claims a union. (TES Connect)
Rural bus subsidies 'slashed by up to 75%'
21 April 2014
BUS subsidies across the Westcountry have been slashed by up to 75%, according to figures obtained in a Freedom of Information request by the Labour Party. (Western Morning News)
Rural areas suffer 'huge cuts' in bus subsidies - Labour
18 April 2014
SUBSIDIES for rural bus services in Suffolk saw some of the biggest cuts in the country over the past four years, says Labour. (EADT)
Pupils to benefit as fight for transport continues
5 May 2014
RURAL pupils could benefit after a 'grossly unfair' difference in transport funding was highlighted. (Berwick Advertiser)
Rural businesses face catalogue of handicaps, say campaigners
21 April 2014
RURAL businesses continue to suffer from a catalogue of handicaps, warns the Federation of Small Businesses. (Yorkshire Post)
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