Project: Assessment of Low Floor Small Buses

Reference: R112

Last update: 26/08/2005 11:42:58

Objectives

Thi sproject will support the Department's aim of "transport that works for everyone". In particular it will work to deliver the objective: to promote mobility and reduce exclusion by improving accessibility and personal mobility options.
The project will provide evidence for 2 key priorities:
Monitoring & Evaluation of initiatives - including pilots of measures to increase the mobility of older and disabled people.
Understanding the role of new technology in facilitating inclusion in order to promote good practice.

Description

The project will seek to identify the effects that vehicle design may have on passenger accessibility, safety of drivers and passengers, capital and operating costs. The information will be analysed and used to develop a guidance document.

Contractor(s)

TRL Limited
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £140,000.00

Actual start date: 24 February 2005

Expected completion date: 31 March 2007