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Our services in Dorset are provided by Dorset Community Transport (also known as DCT), which was launched in 2011

DCT has a fleet of approximately 50 vehicles, over half of which are wheelchair accessible. Our drivers are trained to the nationally-recognised and accredited MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) standard, which is administered by the Community Transport Association.

We operate across the entire county, with our offices based in Blandford Forum.

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Group Transport Services

What is Group Transport and can I use this service?

Our Group Transport service is available for voluntary and community organisations including charities, social groups and schools. We enable such groups to book a minibus, with one of our drivers, for their own exclusive use.

All our minibuses are provided with a professional, uniformed driver who has received MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training and first aid training, and has been cleared by DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, previously CRB).

Our minibuses can take between 9 and 16 passengers, including wheelchair users. All our vehicles are fully licensed and fitted with seat belts throughout. All vehicles are maintained and safety inspected to MOT standards every eight weeks, ensuring a commitment to the provision of high safety standards.

When and where can I travel?

Minibuses are available between approximately 9.30am and 2pm Monday to Friday and anytime during evenings, weekends and school holidays. Subject to this availability, you can travel anywhere in the UK, or just down the road.

How do I register?

Call us on 01258 287980 (between 9.30am and 2pm Monday to Friday).

How do I book a minibus?

Call us on 01258 287980 (between 9.30am and 2pm Monday to Friday) or email us at dorset@ectcharity.co.uk

How much does it cost?

We are happy to quote for any requirement and charges are dependent on the expected mileage and driver hours. There is a minimum charge per vehicle of £75 for a local return day trip during term-time.

How is the service funded?

We do not receive any subsidy for our Group Transport service – we provide it as part of our commitment to help improve transport opportunities within the community. 

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