August 18, 2012

Non-Profit Spotlight: Flexibus

IRELAND - Flexibus is a government funded non-profit Community Transport service operating in County Meath, Ireland. It is part of Ireland's Rural Transport Network. Services can be used by anyone. All their buses are wheelchair accessible. They provide a wide range of routes throughout the county. All 'timetabled' routes offer door-to-door service upon request. Flexibus also provides certified driver and passenger assistant training in conjunction with the MiDAS program. The following video emphasizes the social benefits of Flexibus; the interaction and connectedness of riders with each other, drivers, and the greater community that it fosters is valued as much as the utilitarian aspect of getting people simply from Point A to Point B.

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