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Demand Responsive Transport cannot be a sticking plaster for bus cuts

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About 12 years ago, Lincolnshire nearly had a reasonable network of fixed-route rural bus services linking towns and market towns via some villages, plus demand-responsive Call Connect bookable minibuses for the places missed out. These were supplemented by subsidised community transport such as local Dial-A- Ride. There was generally sufficient capacity and coordination to reach medical appointments and transport connections etc.