Bus campaigning news
RNIB campaigners, Sajid Ali and Charlotte Proctor helped to organise a successful Swap with me event in Leeds with Firstbus on 24 October.
- UndefinedIn March 2014 we launched our bus charter with the Minister for Transport Baroness Kramer in Essex."We’re On Board" is a set of commitments we want bus operators to make to improve bus services for blind and partially sighted people.
Baroness Kramer confirmed that she would review the decision not to have mandatory bus driver disability awareness training in March this year. This has still not happened. We need you to ask Baroness Kramer to make a decision and publish the review.
On 20 August, Dan Byles, MP North Warwickshire and Bedworth, went on a blindfold bus journey with a group of local campaigners and staff from the Warwickshire Association for the Blind as part of our ‘Stop for me, speak to me’ campaign.
18 months ago, due to local authority budget cuts, Kinch Bus removed their audio announcements on the Loughborough University bus service. After working with the operator, they have reinstated and updated this announcements on the service.