Section 19 & Section 22 Permits
Section 19 Permits
Under the Transport Act 1985 (Section 19) a non-profit making organisation can make a charge to passengers for providing transport to the people whom the organisation serves, without the need to obtain an operating licence. Section 19 permit holders can only provide services to their own members or to groups whom the organisation serves.
The following can apply for a Section 19 permit. Any non-profit making body concerned with:
- Social Welfare
- Other activities of benefit to the community
Please email email@example.com for assistance if you wish to obtain a Section 19 permit.
Section 22 Permits
Under the Transport Act 1985 (Section 22) Community Bus permits are issued to bodies that wish to run a local bus service, which is voluntary and non-profit making, using unpaid volunteer drivers. The main purpose is to serve a community where there is no adequate provision already in place.
The bus service must adhere to a published timetable, and attain the same standards of operational professionalism that is expected by the Traffic Commissioner from commercial organisations.