Public consultation on proposed changes to supported passenger transport services and the Concessionary Travel Scheme
Hampshire County Council (HCC) is consulting on proposed changes to supported passenger transport services and the Concessionary Travel Scheme.
The consultation runs from Monday 30 May until Sunday 24 July 2022 and seeks views on the proposed approach, the impacts that may arise as a result and invites any alternative suggestions.
The proposals seek to continue to deliver effective services, within a reduced budget, and help make around £800,000 p.a savings by April 2023, by:
making operational changes to supported passenger transport services e.g. supported bus services, Dial-a-Ride, Call & Go and Taxishares
removing some enhancements to the Concessionary Travel Scheme; and
increasing the contributions users pay for some services
There are no specific routes/services selected for reductions or changes. The County Council will review data relating to passenger journeys, the cost of providing particular journeys or services, and passenger and stakeholder feedback gathered through the consultation, in order to identify where resources could be used more effectively and where services could be adjusted with minimal impact on service users.
Feedback will inform recommendations to the Executive Lead Member for Transport and Environment Strategy for decisions to be made in November 2022.