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31.03.2020

New transport scheme trialled for key workers

A new on-demand subsidised taxi service is being trialled by Devon County Council to help key workers travel to and from work. Photo of a Stagecoach bus

The impact of the coronavirus has seen bus companies report up to a 90% reduction in passenger numbers, leading to a drastic reduction in services and many companies only maintaining critical routes.

In order to replace those journeys previously made by bus, the County Council is introducing the “Key Cars” initiative which provides key workers with lifts to work for a subsidised flat fare.

Requests can only be made by email and should be sent to devonbus@devon.gov.uk

Key workers making a booking are asked to include the following information in their email: Name, Address, Key worker status, Employer / Payroll ref, Journey requirements (pick up/drop off).

Every effort will be made to respond to all requests as soon as possible during normal office hours.

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