Tag: Transport for All


Respond to our Patient Transport Experience Survey

07

Aug 2018

Respond to our Patient Transport Experience Survey

Respond to our Patient Transport Experience Survey Transport for All is looking for evidence from Disabled and older Londoners who use patient transport, following concerns about the eligibility criteria. Our Advice Line recently received many calls from Disabled and older people being denied patient transport services by the Royal Free Hospital despite having a genuine need for it. In some cases, people have been denied...

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Blue Badge scheme to be extended to hidden disabilities

02

Aug 2018

Blue Badge scheme to be extended to hidden disabilities

Blue Badge scheme to be extended to hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions. People with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will soon have access to Blue Badges, removing the barriers many face to travel. The Blue Badge scheme already means those with physical disabilities can park closer to their destination than other drivers, as they are less able to take...

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Victory – Department for Transport calls for shared space roads to be halted in the UK

02

Aug 2018

Victory – Department for Transport calls for shared space roads to be halted in the UK

The Department for Transport (DfT) has made a major announcement on shared space road, calling on local authorities to pause any new development of these schemes. This is part of their Inclusive Mobility Strategy, published a few days ago, and which Transport for All (TfA) welcomed. This is a major victory for Disabled activists and organisations, who have been campaigning on this issue. At TfA,...

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Consultation: Have your say on your taxi service in London

21

Mar 2017

Consultation: Have your say on your taxi service in London

20 March 2017 The contracts for both the Taxicard and Dial-a-Ride services are up for renewal and London Councils may make changes in the future that could affect you. For example, the service could change to use more black taxis and fewer private hire vehicles, or it could change to use more private hire vehicles and fewer black taxis. Changes to the service may also...

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Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing to pick up wheelchair users

10

Feb 2017

Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing to pick up wheelchair users

New law will impose penalties on taxi and private hire drivers and make it an offence to charge additional fare for the service Taxi drivers who refuse to pick up wheelchair users or attempt to charge more for transporting them could be fined up to £1,000 under new laws tackling discrimination. The penalties will come into force from 6 April and will oblige taxi and...

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Wheelchair Space on buses – what’s next after Court victory?

10

Feb 2017

Wheelchair Space on buses – what’s next after Court victory?

Message from Doug Paulley to Transport for All supporters following his victory at the Supreme Court last month. I’m Doug Paulley who fought the Supreme Court case about non-disabled people occupying the wheelchair space on buses. This judgment is a wake-up call to transport providers, to take effective action for all disabled and older people who struggle every day to travel on public transport. It...

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