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  • Bus Driver Praised For Action On Accessibility

    Bus Driver Praised For Action On Accessibility

    A bus driver in Paris who ordered his passengers off to let a wheelchair user on his vehicle has been praised by disability groups. Francois Le Berre, who has multiple sclerosis, was in danger of being left stranded at his stop when the other passengers refused to move to enable him to take up one of the bus’s two wheelchair-accessible spots, until the driver intervened…..

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  • Innovative Tram Trains Launch This Month

    Innovative Tram Trains Launch This Month

    An innovative mode of transport designed to make travelling in South Yorkshire easier is to be launched later this month
    The UK’s first tram train, which can run on both tramlines and the rail network between Sheffield and Rotherham will welcome its first passengers on board on Thursday 25 October,

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  • Give Your Views On The Future Of Supertram

    Give Your Views On The Future Of Supertram

    Disabled Supertram users are being asked to contribute to a consultation on the future of the transport system in Sheffield. The consultation will help them to recommend an option for funding from the Department for Transport.

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  • School transport policies must not fail young adults with disabilities

    School transport policies must not fail young adults with disabilities

    The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman issues a warning to local authorities, following an investigation into Lewisham council’s failure to provide transport for a young disabled adult attending college.

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  • DPTAC warned staff-less trains and stations 'toxic' for disabled people

    DPTAC warned staff-less trains and stations 'toxic' for disabled people

    In a letter released under Freedom of Information to the Association of British Commuters the Chair , it’s been revealed that the government’s own Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee issued a clear warning to the Department for Transport on this issue.

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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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