SERTUC Transport Industries Network conference 28 February

SPECIAL DAY CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT Organised by the SERTUC Transport Industries Network supported by the Disability Workers Network & the Pensioners Network

SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2015 – 10.00-16.30

WHERE WE ARE ON ACCESSIBILITY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT  & THE CRISIS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN RURAL & SMALL URBAN AREAS

This is a day conference to address two of the major issues affecting public transport in the region. This will be a detailed and informed look at the issues. We want to encourage the widest participation to assess the true situation facing our members and their families using public transport. The morning session will cover accessibility and the afternoon session the crisis in rural & small urban areas.

Involving input from DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST CUTS, NATIONAL PENSIONERS CONVENTION, NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS, TRANSPORT FOR ALL, CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER TRANSPORT, UNITE, RMT, TSSA, LOCAL TRANSPORT USER GROUPS & TRADE UNION COUNCILS

PROGRAMME

10.00-12.30 WHERE WE ARE ON ACCESSIBILITY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT

12.30-13.30 BREAK

13.30-16.30 CRISIS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN RURAL & SMALL URBAN AREAS

The question of accessibility affects so many different people and groups that it is something requiring constant attention. There have been many advances made but major deficiencies remain and across the region provision is patchy.

In rural & small urban areas the cuts to transport provision – notably by bus – are affecting the lives of a wide range of people, affecting ability to work and undermining policies to reduce car use. Rail fare costs and emphasis on commuting priorities further reduce many people’s mobility – at all ages and particularly hitting the poorest in society.

We are inviting a wide range of those affected and those dealing with the subjects to contribute. We want to get a set of bullet points for the coming year and beyond. With a General Election and a new Government coming into office we need to have a clear idea of the key issues to push for.

Trade unions want an integrated publicly owned transport system but we also have to address the immediate concerns facing communities. This Conference will tackle that job.

Venue – TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street. London WC1B 3LS – Nearest tube – TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD (Northern line only, Central line not stopping)

Buses –  1, 8, 10, 14, 19, 24, 25, 29, 38, 55, 73, 98, 134, 176, 242, 390

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING SO WE CAN ACCOMMODATE NUMBERS

contact – roger@hsm1.org.uk or kosminskyj@tssa.org.uk

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