Originally Posted by parsi
As you mentioned if those people choose to live in the sticks then they should make their own arrangements .
I'd normally agree with this sentiment. However, a relative did a study of rural transport schemes in West Cork a couple of years back as part of a college course. She found that those using the schemes for the most part really were the old, disabled etc. She interviewed many of them and it appears that the "this is their only chance to get out of the house
" maxim really is the truth, and most would never get out of the house if not for these schemes. I also believe that the cost involved is pretty low.