Lincoln's walk and ride bus is saved
Lincoln's walk and ride bus service has been saved.
The service, which helps people get around the city centre and up and down the hill, has faced an uncertain future due to spending cuts.
But now, the City of Lincoln Council has agreed to hand over its running to Lincoln BIG and PC Coaches until September 2015.
As part of the deal, the council will donate the existing walk and ride buses to Lincoln BIG and Lincolnshire County Council are to continue their existing sponsorship.
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Lincoln BIG and its partners need £20,000 a year to run the service and a £5,000 annual shortfall is already identified, as the search has begun for corporate sponsors, advertisers and donations.
The city council’s executive agreed the handover at a meeting on Tuesday, August 27.
Council leader Ric Metcalfe, said: “This is a great service and we are delighted that Lincoln BIG, the county council and the bus operator are collaborating to keep it going.
“It is a really valued service by local people who I am sure will welcome this excellent news.”