Revised Assisted Rural Travel Scheme - Screening Form

Date published: 31 August 2023

The Assisted Rural Travel Scheme (ARTS) is a discounted travel scheme available to members of Rural Community Transport Partnerships (Partnerships) on Dial-a-Lift services.

The Scheme offers travel discounts to members of Partnerships who hold a valid SmartPass which are equivalent to those the individual would be eligible for on mainstream public transport services.  The policy intent was to address a low uptake and usage of SmartPasses in rural areas by offering an equivalent travel concession to the passenger on community transport to that which is available on mainstream public transport.  Through this travel concession ARTS aims to contribute positively to tackling rural poverty and social isolation.

This form considers the equality impacts of funding of £560k for 2023/24.

This screening should be read in conjunction with the DfI Resource Budget 2023-24 Equality Impact Assessment Consultation


  • Existing/Revised/New: Existing
  • Date of Screening: 31 August 2023
  • Screening Outcome – Full EQIA Recommended: No
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