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Community Transport SchemeMan holding front car passenger door with another man sitting in car passenger seat

OTED’s Community Transport Scheme provides low cost, wheelchair accessible, door to door transport for groups and individuals in Bridgend County Borough.

The scheme is available to all those living in the county borough who have difficulty accessing basic public transport services, are socially isolated, may not have other modes of transport, experience mobility difficulties or find it hard to use conventional public transport.

Their drivers, who are all volunteers, use their own vehicles with the additional use of a wheelchair accessible car. They can take you to medical appointments, further education venues, your work place or to social and recreational activities. You just have to make sure that all your journeys are booked at least 48 hours in advance.

Minibuses available in Garw and Ogmore valleys

Working with Community Transport Association Wales, BAVO were successful in their
application to fund two minibuses for the Garw and Ogmore valleys for OTED’s Community
Transport Scheme. Funded by the Western Valley Strategic Regeneration Area and match funded by South East Wales Transport Alliance, the new minibuses provide low cost transport to groups and non-profit making organisations in these areas.

What is the fee?

  • An annual membership is required;
  • Passengers pay for their journey on the day per ,miles used;
  • Journeys are undertaken when a volunteer is available;
  • Minimum charge is applicable.

Becoming a volunteer driver

Have you some spare time, would like to meet new people and make a valuable contribution to your community?

More volunteer drivers are always needed. Training will be provided and you can decide when you are available. You will receive out of pocket expenses and have the opportunity to drive the wheelchair accessible car.

If you or anyone you know would like to use the scheme or become a volunteer, visit or call OTED, T: 01656 669665 or E:

Telephone lines are open between 9am – 5pm (Mondays – Fridays).