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  • Nina's Victory for Disabled Bus Users

    Nina's Victory for Disabled Bus Users

    Following a successful legal challenge supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission Arriva London North Ltd have taken positive measures to support disabled bus users.Drivers will undertake more disability equality training and adopt a pro-active approach to ensuring that disabled people using wheelchairs have access to priority spaces.

  • Passenger Assistance Card For Supertram Users

    Passenger Assistance Card For Supertram Users

    Disabled passengers on Sheffield and Rotherham’s Supertram now have the option of downloading and printing cards that let staff know that they may require assistance and what sort of help is needed. The Passenger Assistance Cards contain a message saying ‘please be patient’ or include a selection of options such as stating that the user is deaf, has a visual impairment or has difficulty communicating or has hidden disabilities.

  • Legal Support Project: Help with Transport Discrimination Claims

    Legal Support Project: Help with Transport Discrimination Claims

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission legal support project provides funding and legal assistance to help people who have experienced discrimination to pursue their claims and access justice. They now want to challenge transport operators when they have failed to act on their legal responsibilities.

  • Give your Views on South Yorkshire's Bus Services

    Give your Views on South Yorkshire's Bus Services

    People from across South Yorkshire, whether they use a bus or not, are being asked for their views on bus services which will be used to inform an independent review announced by Mayor of Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis earlier this year. Respondents have until 27th September to complete the survey.

  • A Breath Of Fresh Air For The City

    Air pollution contributes to 500 deaths a year in Sheffield, causing strokes, lung cancer and cardiovascular disease.Sheffield City Council is consulting on plans to reduce air pollution and would like your help to shape what these plans are through their Clean Air Zone Consultation, which aims to improve air quality in the city by 2021.

  • Sheffield Council Want your Views on Post 16 and Home to School Travel and Transport Policies

    This is your chance to give your views on both Sheffield City Council’s new Home to School policy and the Post-16 policy. Please note the different deadlines for feedback.

  • Guide Dog Charity Calling for Talking Buses

    The Guide Dogs Association is making a call to the Government to speed up their promises over Talking Buses by asking people to contact their MP.Two years ago, it was announced that all buses nationally were to become Talking Buses, meaning that they would be fitted with audio visual announcements. However they still haven’t told bus companies when and how this will happen.

  • Young Carers' Petition Calls For Free Bus Pass

    Young carers in Sheffield have set up a petition calling for free bus passes for young carers so they can undertake their caring responsibilities more easily, carry on with their education, training or employment, and have the chance to have a social life.The petition will be presented to the full council meeting on Wednesday February 6th.

  • Have Your Say On Bus Service Changes Proposals

    Through the four bus partnerships in the county, local bus operators are seeking views and feedback on proposed changes including improvements in service frequency along key corridors and improved access to employment.The consultation runs until Sunday 9 December 2018 and gives you the chance to tell local bus operators what you think before changes are implemented in February 2019

  • 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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