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DfT Accessibility Action Plan Workshop

West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Department of Transport have organised a workshop in Leeds on 31 October to consult on the Draft Accessibility Action Plan. They want to hear directly from disabled transport users, passenger and consumeer groups, transport providers and regulators. Click here to book a place.

1000's of seniors bus pasess expiring in 2017!

300,000 passes will come up for renewal between now and March 2018, which could mean long queues at Bus Station Travel Centres if all pass holders choose to renew there. Senior Passes can be renewed online up to 3 months in advance, and a family member or friend can renew on their behalf if needed. It is quick, free and easy and saves travelling into the city or town centre. Simply visit www.wymetro.com/ticketsandpasses to renew online.

Those people who have no way of renewing online can apply for or renew their Senior Pass one month only before expiry at Bus Station Travel Centres. A list of West Yorkshire Travel Centres can be found at www.wymetro.com/travel-centres.

The TUC have an update on the progress on the Bus Services Bill, making its way through parliament. It is intended to address the historic failures of deregulation outside of London, enabling a partial return to municipalisation. To read more click here

The South Yorkshire Freedom Riders lead a workshop at our most recent (2016) conference. To find out more about their work go to Activities and Events/Future Years Conferences.

The Campaign for Better Transport has an article about this local campaign. Click here to find out more.

In 2012, the Equalities Assembly worked in partnership with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (METRO) and held a transport workshop that highlighted the barriers that some equality groups experience when accessing bus and train transport. They have taken into account the points that were raised, and I attach their latest update.

LCC Transport Workshop Update May 2014.pdf

 

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