About Clare Bus

Company information

Clare Accessible Transport t/a Clare Bus is a registered charity and Not for Profit Company. It has delivered community based accessible transport since 2003. 
Clare Bus is a locally based transport provider with a local voluntary Board of Management and a staff of 25 from the locality.  Services are operated throughout County Clare and parts of South Galway under the operatinal name of Local Link Clare Bus. Local Link is the new name for Rural Transport.
 
Clare Bus has a strong local identity and is a significant local employer.
The company has established a high quality, sustainable public transport service with flexible routing and 100% accessibility facilitating over 55,000 passenger trips on 2018. This has been achieved by working in cooperation with the Local Authority, communities and government agencies at the point of service design and stands as one of the most cost effective services in the country.
 
Despite capital funding being unavailable under the Local Link programme, CAT has independently raised almost €1 million capital over the last 16 years to invest in a fleet of 11 low floor easy access buses to ensure equality of access for all.

Key points

VFM = Value for Money.   TCU = Transport Co-ordination Unit