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Call for evidence on the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009

Written on: 30th January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

Closing date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 About this call for evidence. The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee has launched a call for written evidence as part of its post legislative scrutiny of the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009. The Committee want to hear your thoughts on how it is working and…

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ScotRail Online Research Panel

Written on: 23rd January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

ScotRail is continuously looking to improve train services in Scotland and in order for this to happen, Stakeholder engagement at different levels is important to them and as such have launched an online panel giving everyone an opportunity to have their say. ScotRail want to hear your opinions and views how they can improve train…

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Disabled man wins UK Supreme Court case

Written on: 18th January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

A disabled man has won a Supreme Court case after a dispute with a woman with a buggy over wheelchair space on a bus. The case began when Mr Paulley attempted to board a FirstGroup-operated bus but was left at the bus stop after a woman with a sleeping baby in a pram refused to…

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Scottish Transport Awards

Written on: 11th January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

There is still time to submit an entry for Accessibility Project of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards. Entries for the 2017 Scottish Transport Awards are being accepted online at www.transporttimes.co.uk up until 17th February 20167. The awards are free to enter and the judges welcome any updates to projects submitted in previous years. About the…

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EVENT: Passengers with Reduced Mobility Open Day – Your guide to flying with a disability

Written on: 5th January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

 Edinburgh Airport, assisted by the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People Tryb4ufly service, invite you to join us for one or both of:  A practical session to learn how to make your journeys by air as smooth as possible (10am until 3pm).  A consultation group to allow collaboration between the airport, the disabled community and…

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Improved accessibility for Scottish ferry networks

Written on: 30th December, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

The second round of awards from the Ferries Accessibility Fund will see around £180,000 spent on projects to further improve accessibility on Scotland’s ferries, Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf has announced. The successful bidders are Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Serco Northlink Ferries, Scrabster Harbour Trust, Shetland Islands Council and Caledonian Maritime Assets…

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Travelling Well with Dementia

Written on: 1st December, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

Upstream is planning its first conference and you’re invited! If Scotland is to support people living with dementia to maintain their independence, continue community activities and retain social connections, then transport and related mobility providers need to respond and develop in ways that are informed by real-life experience. Upstream can help transport providers to understand…

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Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station – Taxi Access

Written on: 1st November, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

  Edinburgh Access Panel have been working on issues around access at Waverley Station for many years. Recently they had a meeting with Miles Briggs MSP, who has launched a petition with a view to getting taxis allowed back into Waverley after they were banned from the station in 2014. The reason why this is…

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Public Transport Survey

Written on: 16th October, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

            CIPTEC (Collective Innovation for Public Transport in European Cities) would like to get your views.  Please take part in their survey! Real time information apps, WiFi, special assistance services, alternative payment and pricing methods, social media, gamification, smart cards, etc., are among the innovations that re-shape the passengers travel…

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Launch of the Accessible Travel Framework!

Written on: 20th September, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

Since the Accessibility Summit in March 2015, Transport Scotland has facilitated the work of a Steering Group to create Scotland’s first Accessible Travel Framework. The Steering Group includes membership from disabled people’s organisations, disability organisations, transport providers, local councils and professional bodies. The Framework has been co-produced through the Steering Group. This means it represents…

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