Project: Weight Sensing Trial - Vehicles

Reference: R164

Last update: 28/06/2007 15:40:50

Objectives

This project will provide passenger, luggage and vehicle weight data for a range of accessable and non accessable vehicles. The resulting data will be used in project R163 which will conduct an analysis. This will seek to address specific concerns of industry, thereby encouraging manufacturers and operators to develop new and inovative solutions for wheelchair accessibility.

Description

This project will support the DfT's aim of "transport that works for everyone". In particular it will work to deliver sub-objective 1.4 "to promote mobility and reduce exclusion by improving accessibility and personal mobility options".

The project will support this aim and objective by establishing whether it is appropriate to review the requirements of the Authorised Weight Regulations with respect to two axle high floor wheelchair accessible coaches.

Contractor(s)

National Express
Ensign Court, 4 Vicarage Road, Birmingham, B15 3ES
0121 625 1122

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £46,000.00

Actual start date: 03 February 2006

Expected completion date: 31 July 2006