Author Archives: Fred James

Minibus Options offer Travel Assistance scheme for Community Transport

Travel Assistance

Did you know that Minibus Options provide Travel Assistance for CTA Members who visit their showroom in Whaley Bridge? They’ll pay for either 2 standard return tickets on the train, or the cost of the fuel for one vehicle to make the journey. What’s more they also provide lunch, so the only thing you’ll need to do is book a day away ... Read More »

O-license exemption on alternatively fuelled vehicles to increase to 4.25t from 3.5t

Master Z.E

Following a recent consultation by the Department for Transport, fleets will be able to run alternatively fuelled vans up to 4.25 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) without having to hold an operators license. At the minute organisations can only run vans up to 3.5 tonnes without needing an O-license, but this is set to be changed for alternatively fuelled vehicles ... Read More »

Fisker unveiled their self-driving shuttle for small cities

Fisker

Fisker Automotive, founded in 2007 by Henrik Fisker, has teamed up with China’s Hakim Unique Group on a project known as ‘Orbit’, which is a self-driving electric shuttle bus tailored to suit small city environments. Without to much detail being provided at this moment in time, it is clear that the boxy design of the vehicle is to maximise passenger ... Read More »

Community Transport Christmas – Green Dragon Bus

Community Transport Christmas

This Community Transport Christmas story was written by Caroline Wilson from Green Dragon Bus and this story shows the lengths community transport will go to help the community when and where possible. Community transport works across the Christmas period, even on Christmas day, to provide those who would otherwise be alone with access to family, friendship, company and independence over ... Read More »

Community Transport Christmas – Grimsby & Cleethorpes Dial-a-Ride

Community Transport Christmas

This Community Transport Christmas story was written by Midge Curry from Grimsby & Cleethorpes Dial-a-Ride, this story shows the lengths community transport will go to help the community when and where possible. Some time ago I wrote to CTA to let them know about an organisation that sprung into life following one man’s encounter with a very, very lonely lady. ... Read More »