Protecting The Heart Of Community Transport
“The DfT letter of 31st July 2017 – If enforced would have a catastrophic impact on the CT sector.”
We are a collective of UK Community Transport operators who are greatly concerned by the implications of DfT’s letter to the sector on 31st July. We feel that the implications of the letter – if enforced – would have a catastrophic impact on the CT sector and its ability to provide essential transport to the individuals and communities that we serve.
“We invite you to join us.”
We have launched a campaign to challenge this proposal and we invite you to join us. We are working with the CTA to speak to DfT with one voice and harness a collective energy to make the necessary impact to ensure vital CT services continue to be provided to vulnerable individuals across the country. We believe that instead of what is proposed by DfT, a more holistic and comprehensive review of the permit system is needed. We will explore with all those involved how to resolve the current position.
Raise awareness at political level – And argue our case to the key powers – there is too little understanding of what we do and how we do it;
TAKE EXPERT ADVICE –As to whether DfT is either required or able to enforce the new regulatory approach – this is a complex matter to unravel;
PROVIDE A PLATFORM FOR PROBLEMS AND ISSUES –To be aired, and mutual support to be provided as this issue affects all operators of s19 and s22 vehicles with more than 8 passenger seats, and for whom transport is their primary purpose.
Following on from our initial meeting on 17 August the steering group has made good progress in obtaining wider support and funding to develop this Campaign. We continue to work with the TAS Partnership Ltd to provide practical facilitation and policy advice. We continue to take expert advice. Please let us know via the campaign page if you are interested in receiving further information and/or joining our campaign.