The public transport sub-committee agreed to a draft strategy document being drawn up as quickly as possible with the aim of consulting transport bosses, commuters, existing users of services and other interested parties during June and July this year.
Once their views have been gathered, a special meeting of the sub-committee will be called in September to finalise the document and give the go-ahead for its implementation.
Public transport sub-committee chairman Bob Clark said:
for 1999 and 2000, giving a total of over£2m, for rural
public transport in Lancashire announced by the government earlier
this year there are a number of grants available from other
sources such as the Rural Development Commission. These could be
used to improve existing routes or start completely new ones.
'Our aim in drawing up this Strategy is to maximise the amount of
grant aid we will be eligible for and use it where it is needed. I
would urge anyone with views and suggestions for improved bus and
Lancashire CC so that they can be included in this
'Remember, any plans we make are intended for your benefit so we
need to know what you want.'