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History

A Brief History of HCT

The aim of Halton Community Transport has always been clear and unwavering: to provide safe, affordable, comfortable and accessible transport to both individuals and community-registered groups with special transport needs in the Halton area. For these reasons, Halton Community Transport was formed in 1990, when three enthusiastic and committed volunteers created a community car scheme to drive people with disabilities who did not have ready access to public transport.

Company Status, Expansion & Amalgamation

By 1994, the scheme had grown sufficiently to warrant company status, so Halton Community Transport was formed as a non-profit making company limited by guarantee. As our organisation grew, we expanded our services to include minibus hire – and in 1999, after Halton Authority gained unitary status, we amalgamated with Halton Dial-a-Ride and Women’s Safe Transport, both of which had been run by Cheshire County Council. We’ve grown rapidly in the last three years, as a result of innovative and successful new management techniques – and thanks to an SRB grant in July 2001.This much needed financial support has enabled us to purchase five new minibus vehicles with wheelchair access, and these are now kept at our new premises and transport depot in Ditton Road, Widnes.

        

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