Call for consideration as public transport use increases
CPT and operators are among those signing an open letter calling for consideration as public transport usage increases.
A coalition of influencers, disability charities and transport partners have signed an open letter as part of the DfT’s ‘it’s everyone’s journey’ campaign, encouraging everyone to help create a more supportive travelling environment. The aim is to use the re-emergence of public transport use as a chance to rethink travel habits and help create a more inclusive transport environment for everyone.
The letter asks the public to show consideration to fellow passengers and to be more mindful of the needs of others, highlighting ways in which we can all nurture a culture of support.
It also addresses issues faced specifically by disabled people when returning to the transport network, encouraging everyone to be more aware, supportive and considerate of those around them, while being mindful that not all disability is visible.
Members of the bus and coach industry signing the letter are:
- Go-Ahead Group
- National Express West Midlands
- First Bus
- Arriva Bus
Carla Stockton-Jones, UK Managing Director for Stagecoach, said: “As we start to come out of the very difficult and challenging time of the pandemic, we want to make sure everybody feels confident and comfortable in using our services. That’s why we’re pleased to be supporting this important initiative and just asking people to be patient and kind, and think how they may be able to help a fellow customer make their journey a little bit easier.”
- The open letter can be downloaded here.