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(Oxfordshire Transport and Access Group)

Achievements
We have…

  • Received a National Transport Award for our work in 2013.


  • Advised the governments Department for Transport on policy and practice – including the Disabled Persons’ Transport Advisory Committee.


  • Requested national changes and updated standards (e.g. PSVAR) via Councillors, MP's and Peers


  • Led national standards of Disability Awareness Training for bus drivers.


  • Been judged independently to have done our job well.

          http://www.mdctrailblazers.org/assets/0000/1411/_End_of_the_line__Report_FINAL.pdf


  • Our predecessor organisation led the First National Low Floor Bus Exhibition in 1995.


  • Led training sessions Oxfordshire County Council’s Environment & Economy officers in liaison with Oxford Westgate Shopmobility scheme called ‘Mission Impossible’. Here we encourage highway designers to gain personal experience of how good their designs and detailing really are for vulnerable road users.
  • Led training for people new to disability or with changing mobility needs to offer confidence to use public transport. This was run with Oxford Bus Company and called ‘Travel with Confidence’.  We hope to support delegates with a ‘buddy’ scheme for their first few independent journeys.

 

  • Input knowledge and training standards into (district council) Taxi Licensing Officers and ensured that taxi drivers licensed by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils now receive Disability Awareness Training in order to retain their licences every 5 years.

 

  • Overseen Blue Badge parking in both car parks and on street.

 

  • ‘Mystery Shopped’ on rail, bus and coach services in order to feedback to operators.

 

  • Access Audited bus stops, stations and interchanges – most recently Thornhill Park and Ride Extension - and helped Access Auditing of towns such as Didcot and Wallingford.


  • Worked with Shopmobility Schemes in Oxford, Witney, Banbury, Bicester and Cowley.


  • Contributed to national exhibitions and events (e.g. Transport for All in Excel Centre, London)


  • Campaigned for all rail crossings at stations and other places to be accessible.