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New quality standards scheme for bus rapid transit

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Accessibility, All news, Asia, Bus, Children, Disabled, Elderly, Employment, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Management, Middle East and north Africa, New Technology, North America, Occupational health and safety, Oceania, Safety, Security, Services |

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) has released what it calls the first comprehensive standard for Bus Rapid Transit services. Describing it as a “defining and scoring designation for bus rapid transit (BRT) systems around the world”, the ITDP says it is “similar to the LEED designation for green buildings”. “Funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, The BRT Standard is the centerpiece of a global effort by leaders in BRT design to establish...

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As London hosts Paralympics, are its buses accessible to all?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Accessibility, All news, Bus, Disabled, Elderly, Employment, Europe, Services, Social inclusion |

Transport for London (TFL), the state agency responsible for the British capital’s public transport system, has issued new guidance to bus drivers about how to help people in wheelchairs who want to board their vehicle. But there is evidence that the pressures on drivers could still undermine their aim of enabling accessibility for all. The revised guidance was issued as the city prepared to host the Paralympic Games and follows a series of press reports in which wheelchair users complained...

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