Study Trip in Meißen (Germany)
The goal of the study trip was to learn about a new and innovative bus service – a voluntary transport scheme called “Bürgerbus Lommatzscher Pflege” -, which has been successfully implemented in the rural areas Käbschütztal and Lommatzsch near Meißen, Saxony. The Bürgerbus was initiated in 2008 to provide a service to communities which would otherwise be isolated from the transport network due to economic reasons. Residents who aren´t able to use conventional forms of transport or do not have access to them should stay independent and active in their local communities.
The Bürgerbus has been initiated by a non-profit organisation called “Bürgerbus Lommatzscher Pflege e. V.”. Organisational issues and management are realized by Verkehrsgesellschaft Meißen mbH (VGM). Financial support is provided by the regional government in Meißen.