The pilot project to deploy taxis in the Veurne region during school days is a success. The use of taxis therefore meets the real demand within the dial-a-bus area of De Lijn with stops in Veurne, De Panne and Alveringem.
Two local taxi companies guarantee that a vehicle is available. According to Focus & WTV turns out to be a success now. In the first five months of the year, these taxi vehicles transported 765 travelers who would otherwise not be able to be helped by the traditional dial-up bus due to maximum occupancy. In the time block between 15:30 PM and 16:30 PM, most taxi rides (38%) are made in the dial-a-bus area.
Since the beginning of this year, a taxi has been running in the dial-a-bus area of Veurne to reinforce the classic dial-up bus during the school days during the morning and evening peaks. The project came about at the request of the Westhoek transport region, to which De Lijn is cooperating. This is a one-year pilot project. A driver will be deployed with a vehicle per day. The taxis are used on school days during peak times from 7 am to 9 am and between 15.30 pm and 18.30 pm.