Dial-a-ride services are designed to offer a door-to-door service for people who are unable to use ordinary public transport because of frailty or temporary or permanent disability. The vehicles are constructed for ease of access for all, including wheelchair users.
The staff can give you more assistance than the staff of conventional bus services; the drivers can escort you to or from your door, but cannot transfer you from your wheelchair. You will need to be a member of your local scheme (an annual charge usually applies) and will need to book both the outward and the return part of your journey, giving as much notice as possible.
The driver will collect your fare on the bus. If you are a registered member of a dial-a-ride scheme AND you have a Central Bedfordshire Travel Pass, you can travel at a concessionary fare (currently £1.50 per single trip, £3.00 return).