Jason - Travel For All
Over recent weeks there has been considerable coverage in
the press concerning the Jason, demand responsive community
transport service, which operates across the entire South
Financial difficulties have been overcome as a result of funding
received from Northamptonshire County Council and South Northants
Council and this will safeguard the service until April 2005.
A Partnership has been formed and the South Northants volunteer
Bureau will now manage the service.
The new service has been renamed "Jason - Travel For
All" to reflect that it is available to people of all
ages and abilities living in the SNC area who experience difficulty
accessing suitable public transport. To improve the service
new technology has been introduced which facilitates communications
with the drivers. This enables journey requests to be allocated
whilst the drivers are on route. It is therefore now possible
for users to book and travel on the same day, subject to availability.
Bookings are now made using a free phone number to the Journey
Line which is open to accept journey requests between 7.00am
and 5.00pm on weekdays. At present the service operates from
9.00am to 4.30pm weekdays, it is hoped to extend this service
in due course.
For registration details and further information about Jason,
contact the Enquiry Line 01604 237801.
[Ed. This number has now been changed
to 0800 032 3208]
Village Viewpoint - Autumn 2004