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following are examples of projects we have undertaken:
- Developed business
plans for schemes in deprived communities in the West Midlands to provide
a range of services to JobCentre users (e.g. cycle loans, travel concessions,
and personalised travel plans) to enable them to travel to job interviews
and new jobs.
- Undertook research
amongst employed people and jobseekers for Cornwall County Council to examine
the actual and perceived travel barriers to employment opportunities.
- Updated and enhanced
the Rural Accessibility System model originally developed by TTR to assist
Dorset County Council in evaluating the accessibility from rural areas of
various services by public transport.
- Working for DfT as
part of a team developing approaches for assessing accessibility to education,
work, food and health, in response to the Social Exclusion Unit report on
transport. TTR is also responsible for the development of case studies in
Nottinghamshire, Plymouth and Devon.
- Co-ordinated a European
consortium to produce a working methodology for local and regional authorities
to assess the relationship between transport and
polices to combat social exclusion in their areas in the MATISSE
- Assisting Leicestershire
and Rutland County Councils to manage the implementation of their Rural
Bus Challenge Cross County project, which has secured £1.6m funding from
the Government. The project aims to relieve social exclusion within the
rural areas of the two Counties and generate locally developed transport
- Assessed perceptions
of the security of using public transport amongst a range of socially excluded
and high risk population sectors in Liverpool.
- Undertook a review
of transport needs for the deprived Alt Valley Partnership area of Merseyside.
The results of the work were used to prepare recommendations for improving
public transport provision in the area.
- Completed the Public
Consultation for the Centro/West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority
20-Year Public Transport Strategy. Eleven focus groups were held involving
a variety of people drawn from all over the West Midlands, including socially
excluded groups such as disabled people, hospital out-patients, women, and
groups representing ethnic minorities.
- Carried out research
into the role played by transport in the decision-making processes of young
people who may be considering further education in Torbay.
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