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Transport & Disability
has carried out the following projects:
quality, low floor bus networks
TTR designed and evaluated
the SMART bus network, including a fleet of fully accessible, low floor electric
powered buses and real time information in Liverpool and on the Wirral.
TTR held a series of focus
groups in Sefton, to establish the specific needs of travellers with visual,
aural and speech impairments. We also addressed the needs of adults with learning
difficulties and children with Downs Syndrome.
TTR undertook a full audit
of Bristol City Councils dial-a-ride services for special needs groups.
The study made recommendations for integrating services and expanding service
access to work
TTR assisted a group of
working disabled artists in Bristol by suggesting a flexible and affordable
commuter transport service working hand in hand with the local authority and
local bus operator.
TTR is consulting disabled
groups on their specific requirements from Transport Direct.
We are currently working
for DTLR to assess the viability of a wheelchair lift system to provide access
to long distance coach services.
quality demand responsive transport
TTR led a European consortium
to demonstrate new telematics-based systems to provide high quality dial-a-ride
services and call-centre booking facilities for both special needs and fully
to the Disability Discrimination Act
This study assessed the
provision of information and travel centre layouts in West Yorkshire. People
with a range of disabilities reviewed the usefulness of travel information
media and suggested improvements.
TTR conducted on-site
audits with visually impaired travellers at bus stations on Merseyside. The
study made a range of recommendations for improvements at the interchange.
the strategic view
As part of their overall
20 year strategic review for the West Midlands, TTR conducted focus groups
with disabled persons to assess their priorities for future transport investment
in the area.
on road pricing
As part of a European
consortium looking at the application of telematics technologies for disabled
persons, TTR consulted disabled groups in Bristol and Trondheim on their attitudes
towards road user charging.
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