Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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Our professionally trained and qualified drivers have MiDAS, First Aid and Customer Care training. All of our drivers have Full D Licences and Certificates of Professional Competence (CPC). They are not just there to drive you from point A to B, they are there to make sure your journey is a safe, stress-free experience that you will both enjoy and appreciate.

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It’s all in the name, our “volunteer drivers” give up their free time to help others not only are they considerate, caring and compassionate they are proficient, professional. In addition to the (MiDAS) training, our drivers all receive awareness training in all aspects of the caring skills required to assist our passengers such as the visually impaired, our rollator users with reduced mobility and those with hearing difficulties. Our drivers get out of their vehicles to collect from the door, by doing this they make sure that anyone requiring assistance receives it without delay; the drop-off is in reverse the drivers make sure that their passengers are safely transported to where they wish to go. As a community, we are more and more dependant on our volunteer sector for the services we used to take for granted.

Richard Dougherty is the new manager of Lagan Valley Rural Transport from April 2024.

Richard has lived his whole live in the Lagan Valley area he has a heart and passion for people and community.

Richard has an extensive career across Northern Ireland Managing Projects/Programmes in a wide range of Community, Voluntary and Social Care organisations.

As well as managing various projects Richard is an experienced trainer and facilitator.

To discuss the work of Lagan Valley Rural Transport or to connect to our services you can contact Richard via email at

Our office team are contactable on – 028 9262 2030 or

Our Admin started working for Lagan Valley Rural Transport in July 2023. He has experience in customer facing roles across several organisations over 20 years and supports adults & young people in his role as a trained counsellor outside of community transport.

He enjoys interacting with passengers over the phone and in-person when there is the opportunity to get out on the bus with our drivers to meet people using the service, listening to feedback, and discovering how we can enhance the experience of service users with Lagan Valley Rural Transport.

If you are looking to enquire about Dial a Lift or DATS membership for an Individual or Group, get in contact directly via: or 02892 622030.

Our Transport Scheduler is also based in the office. The Scheduler plans, reviews and develops daily workflow in conjunction with our resourcing. To book your journey please call: 028 9262 2030