The Connecting the Dales Project ran from July 2011 to March 2015. On this website you can find information about the project and read the final report. You can also find links to each of the ten Your Dales Hubs which are transport information points in towns and villages around the Dales. Some of the Hubs run community transport operations and a variety of other services as well.
DITA was formed by a group of people living in or near the Yorkshire Dales who were concerned that rural transport was in decline. How could we begin to reverse that decline? We decided to apply for Government funding to enable us to carry out research and come up with community-based solutions.
In rural areas, people have much higher transport costs because of longer than average car journeys (which also means we have a much higher carbon footprint) and the higher cost of fuel in rural areas.
DITA’s funding ran from July 2011 to March 2015, and you can find more information about the activities of the project, many of which have an ongoing legacy, by downloading DITA’s final report.