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Tees Valley Transport Brokerage Project

Contact: Karl Reeve

Telephone: 07949049823 Email:snaylor@teesvalleyrcc.org.uk

Contact: Mary McDermott

Telephone: 07949049822 Email:mmcdermott@teesvalleyrcc.org.uk

This Project is led by TVRCC working from bases at Skinningrove Link-Up in East Cleveland and eVOLution in Darlington.

It is a 3 year project funded by the BIG Lottery's Reaching Communities Grant Programme and ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) which will extend TVRCC’s successful minibus brokerage scheme in East Cleveland to cover the west Tees Valley .

A minibus brokerage brings together individuals and groups who need safe, affordable transport with locally owned minibuses. The brokerage service provides residents with greater travel opportunities whilst earning increased revenue for minibus owner / operators by maximising usage of their vehicles. It is a win win situation where the community benefits from increased travel opportunities - from a 'one stop shop' where bookings are taken and vehicles and drivers allocated - while usage of local minibuses is increased.

The new project also aims to develop volunteer car schemes and demand-responsive services to enhance our community transport provision in order to cater for individuals as well as community groups.

If you are resident in Redcar & Cleveland or Darlington, a member of a community group, or need accessible transport, this service could be the answer to your travel needs.

Please note that under the project's Department of Transport Section 19 operating licence the service cannot be used for private /commercial bookings.

The project will also provide minibus driver training in both boroughs to the nationally recognised MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) standard. Our current team of volunteer drivers are all MiDAS qualified to ensure the comfort and safety of all passenger categories in fully accessible vehicles.

Tees Valley Transport Brokerage has also recently started to work on and are rolling out a new Car Scheme called the Community Car Scheme. The Community Car Scheme is ran from the head office in Middlesbrough, the idea of the car scheme is to use volunteer drivers to help get vulnerable people to Hospital appointments, shopping trips and other pressing appointments.

Individuals or groups who could benefit from this project

Downloadable material

Rural Transport

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People involved in this project

Community Car Scheme

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