Carousel recruiting drivers for new DRT
Buckinghamshire-based Carousel Buses is launching its new PickMeUp demand responsive transport (DRT) service.
The Go-Ahead-owned operator is recruiting drivers for the minibuses to be used on the service and customer services controllers to work from its depot in High Wycombe.
PickMeUp is an on-demand service that will operate around High Wycombe. Travellers can request a pick-up at a ‘virtual bus stop’ using a mobile phone app, rather than being restricted to fixed timetabled routes. A telephone booking service will be available for those who want to use the service but are not able to use a smartphone.
PickMeUp is being supported by Buckinghamshire Council and the service will be operated by Carousel Buses.
“The idea of PickMeUp is to provide a new way to get people around swiftly, efficiently and on demand” – Luke Marion, Interim Managing Director at Carousel Buses
Luke Marion, Interim Managing Director at Carousel Buses, said: “This is an exciting new service for High Wycombe and we’re now looking for people to join us to help deliver the service. Full training is provided and you will be paid while you train. For drivers training does need to take place on full sized PCV vehicles, but once you’ve completed your training the PickMeUp vehicles are much smaller than normal buses, and additionally there aren’t any routes to learn.
“The idea of PickMeUp is to provide a new way to get people around swiftly, efficiently and on demand. I hope this will further encourage people to leave their cars at home, help reduce pollution and further improve connectivity in High Wycombe.”