People living in isolated villages are being urged to take part in a government inquiry into the provision of public transport in rural areas.
There is mounting concern about any further cuts to bus services rural locations - including Horncastle, Woodhall Spa and the Lincolnshire Wolds.
The House of Commons Transport Committee believes all rural communities to have access to what it calls ‘adequate transport services.’
Alan Collins, who lives in a Wolds village, is calling for action to be taken to boost what he calls a near non-existent service.
He told the News: “My parents live in the Wolds and they are virtually housebound.
“There is no daily bus service. The dial-a-ride scheme does work to some extent but it is very limited.
“I keep hearing about problems with public transport in other areas but what about round here?
“We’re forgotten at national level and no-one seems to care.
“Rural villages are dying because of poor transport links.”
Diane Dawson, who lives near West Ashby, backed the calls for improvements.
She said: “We live fairly near a main road but there is no bus service.
“If we get into Horncastle, we can travel to Lincoln or Skegness but what about getting to Louth - and other places?
“It’s difficult when it comes to hospital appointments in places Boston or Grimsby.
“People are paying a fortune for taxis.”
Anyone wanting to take part in the inquiry should send submissions to the Transport Committee website. The deadline is September 2.