Wolverhampton bus station “one of UK’s most accessible transport hubs”

Wolverhampton has become one of the UK’s most accessible bus stations after joining New York and Barcelona in testing the latest, inclusive technology. Transport for West Midlands has unveiled new smart codes at Wolverhampton Bus Station, giving passengers immediate access to wayfinding details and live travel information on their mobile phones. The six-month trial is […]

Coventry University launches the National Centre for Accessible Transport

Coventry University is opening the National Centre for Accessible Transport with the aim to make future and existing modes of transport accessible to all. A UK first in inclusive transport, NCAT is a £20 million project funded by Motability, the charity, and is led by Professor Paul Herriotts, based at the university’s National Transport Design […]

Devon launches new community travel fund to tackle loneliness with transport

A new grant fund has been launched by Devon County Council to tackle loneliness through transport. The Connecting You Community Grants Fund aims to provide grants to projects and organisations to help connect people to activities that help address loneliness. The fund is open for applications from projects and charities across Devon. Grants are available […]

Disability influencers invited into National Highways control rooms

National Highways has given a group of disability social media influencers a behind-the-scenes look at two control centres as part of a new safety campaign. Sarah Alexander, who uses a wheelchair, and deaf YouTubers Jazzy Whipps and Benny Ngo were given an insight into how National Highways keep the roads network moving and about driving […]

Roundabout in Cambridge made more accessible to all pedestrians

Changes have been made to a pedestrian crossing at the busy Addenbrooke’s roundabout in Cambridge to improve accessibility in the area. The traffic system has been using buttons which – like the majority of pedestrian traffic systems across the country – must be physically pushed to activate. However, this can be difficult to use for […]

Inclusivity should be factored in from the beginning, or you’ll unwittingly exclude people, ITS (UK) Forum hears

The Intelligent Transport Systems industry is being reminded to be completely inclusive and remember less able members of society when developing public-facing transport technology. At its latest Inclusive Mobility Forum meeting, ITS (UK) heard a series of examples of the challenges facing disabled people. Gordon McCullough, CEO of the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers, explained […]

HE works to improve motorway journeys for people with disabilities

Highways England says UK-based holidays or day trips can be planned with confidence this summer thanks to its access guides for motorway services. It says that, with around five per cent of the driving population classed as having a disability, it has partnered with AccessAble, the UK’s leading provider of detailed accessibility information, to help […]

Bus Users helps guide dogs get their training

The organisation championing the rights of many public transport passengers, Bus Users, has joined forces with the charity Guide Dogs and bus operators across England to provide on-bus training for guide dogs during the pandemic. It says Lockdown and reduced services have meant that lots of guide dog puppies have been missing out on vital […]


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