Community bus led by residents
First of all, the background to promoting the introduction of community buses mainly by residents is that they were refused to be profitable despite requesting bus service companies and local governments to operate.
And when the operation plan is settled and the bus stop is set up, it is necessary to coordinate with the surrounding residents and the police station, which is the road administrator. However, it is said that this adjustment is highly likely to be difficult.
First of all, it is about adjustment with the surrounding residents. Many people hope that the convenience will improve as the bus stop is closer to home. On the other hand, they sometimes dissatisfied because it is too close. Specifically, there is a tendency for concern about privacy and environmental problems, such as bus stop users peeping into the house · increasing litter · noise · exhaust gases emitted at the time of departing the bus entering their homes.
Next, it is an adjustment with the police. As mentioned above, the police are playing the role of road administrator, so emphasis is placed on safety at getting on and off the bus, and in some cases you may be asked to install a bus bay. When installing a bus bay, depending on the location, large-scale construction such as moving the implantation is necessary, and it may become difficult to realize in terms of budget such as the total of installation and construction costs exceeding 10 million yen.
Meanwhile, despite the above-mentioned problems, there are also cases in which stable operations are being carried out with high profitability. In the first place, community buses are very difficult to operate stably with cheap fares unless there are so many users in the surrounding area, or the road is narrow and it is impossible for a large bus to pass. However, there is also a region (Daigo Community Bus) where you can establish a structure such as "Partners" that will sponsor sponsorship funds for hospitals and general corporations as an economic infrastructure that supports operation. In this way, by devising according to the circumstances of each administrative administration, it may be active as a community bus to be used for a long time.
By ensuring the sources of funds for stable operation after taking into consideration the circumstances of each region, it would be able to provide accurate transportation services that meet local demand.
When setting up a bus stop, it may be difficult to coordinate with the police and the surrounding residents. In particular, there are concerns that problems may arise in terms of residents' privacy and cash flow.