It is with great sadness that ECT Charity announces that our service in Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Community Transport (MKCT) will be ending on 31 August after eight hugely successful years.
In 2014, the Council announced that the community transport service would end. In order to cut costs, the Council are integrating their services, as they believe that this will be more cost-efficient. Following a consultation exercise, the Council decided to end the contract and take the operation “in-house”.
Over the years, MKCT has grown into a reputable door-to-door service that has been replicated in other parts of the country and seen by transport authorities as an exemplary model of door-to-door transport provision.
ECT Charity is incredible proud of the MKCT team and all that they have achieved.
Nora Chambers, one of MKCT’s oldest and most loyal members, said: “Having the use of the PlusBus gets me out and about. I meet new people and have made some great friends over the years. It makes a huge difference to my life and I get to go around Milton Keynes and visit places that I haven’t seen before.”
Speaking of the MKCT drivers, she said: “They are very good, very helpful and really friendly. They honestly couldn’t have done more for me - they have been absolutely marvellous.”
For more information on the Council’s decision, and to hear about the history of MKCT and all that we have achieved, read our final souvenir newsletter here.