Rural Public Transport Request
Kirkby Stephen and all other small rural towns where there is insufficient population to be economically viable enough to run public transport privately require local authority funding to supplement and support a decent public transport infrastructure for the following reasons:
1. To sustain and support local economies – less people visit towns that have no transport and even less when they see the town in economic decline.
2. To promote the quality of life and well being of citizens. Many in rural communities are literally devastated to have no means of transportation. No public transport effects families, elderly, young people and the vulnerable who cannot access a car.