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  • Road Safety Call Over Electric Cars

    Road Safety Call Over Electric Cars

    For people with sight loss listening is vital when crossing roads – but the quietness of new electric and hybrid cars could prove to be a problem. The national charity Guide Dogs are calling for action to benefit all pedestrians.

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  • What do you think of the new 'talking buses' in Sheffield?

    What do you think of the new 'talking buses' in Sheffield?

    Five months on from the launch, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive would like your feedback on the new audio-visual displays on the 120 route buses in Sheffield.

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  • Bus Access For Wheelchair Users Update

    Bus Access For Wheelchair Users Update

    Although the final Supreme Court ruling fell short of making it a legal requirement for bus companies to compel non-wheelchair passengers to move from the space, the Government has now said it aims to implement new measures including clearer signs saying wheelchair users have priority and powers for drivers to eject passengers who refuse to move.

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  • Consultation Plans On Transport 'up North'

    Consultation Plans On Transport 'up North'

    Transport for the North (TfN) has recently launched their draft Strategic Transport Plan, which sets out how they want to drive economic growth and create a more successful North through improving transport connections. Give your views on the plan in the online consultation and at events planned across the region, including at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, on Wednesday March 21st between 4-7pm.

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  • Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy Consultation Launch

    Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy Consultation Launch

    Sheffield City Region (SCR) launched its 12-week consultation this week, asking people who live or work in Sheffield City Region to give their views on the refreshed Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy.

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  • Chinley and Buxworth Transport Group Petition

    Chinley and Buxworth Transport Group Petition

    The group is asking for your support to sign their petition to the Department for Transport to make Chinley station a station with step-free access.

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  • Law Change on Equal Treatment for Disabled Taxi Users

    Law Change on Equal Treatment for Disabled Taxi Users

    From 6 April 2017 it will be illegal for taxi drivers to discriminate against wheelchair users. Taxi and private hire vehicle drivers face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to transport wheelchair users or attempt to charge them extra.

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  • Disabled man wins Supreme Court 'Wheelchair v buggy' case

    Disabled man wins Supreme Court 'Wheelchair v buggy' case

    Doug Paulley’s win at the Supreme Court is an important milestone for disabled people but there is concern over the extent of the ruling.

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  • Uber wheelchair user denied taxi service

    Uber wheelchair user denied taxi service

    “In my opinion there needs to be tougher regulations for taxi companies when it comes to giving someone the green light to be a driver; and more required training for all drivers on equality.” says Joshua Gardner who was left at the roadside after being told that his chair would not fit in the car.

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