Our UK work

We work with all those involved in the transport of young people and children’s travel – central Government departments, charities, trade associations, local authorities, operators, schools/colleges, parents and young people themselves.  As most school transport is provided by local authorities – much of our work is with education, children’s services, adult care, highways and transport departments throughout the UK - in England, Scotland, Wales, and in Northern Ireland.   We have experience of working with both urban and rural areas - with unitary authorities, shire counties, metropolitan districts, PTEs and London Boroughs. 

Work in the UK has included:

  • Developing community transport strategies for two rural authorities to ensure resources are effectively targeted to meet needs
  • Feasibility study for an innovative Wheels to Work moped/bike scheme in Wales
  • Review of £60m transport expenditure for six local authorities to improve joint working and efficient use of resources across school, local bus, social care and community transport
  • Providing advice to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee on school travel
  • Reviewing transport for young people with additional learning needs aged 19-24 for the Welsh Assembly Government including focus groups, survey of provision, identification of gaps and development of recommendations
  • Developing a sustainable modes of travel strategy to comply with the Education and Inspections Act 2006, and including liaison with children’s services, integrated transport unit, road safety, corporate communications departments to raise the profile of school travel initiatives across the authority
  • Producing practical guidance on the management of special needs transport for the Welsh Local Government Association, including effective monitoring, improved needs assessment and benchmarking
  • Reviewing concessionary fare schemes for young people
  • In conjunction with the University of the West of England Centre for Transport and Society, undertaking a study into ‘ex car drivers’, examining the scale of voluntary and compulsory withdrawal of car license holding.
  • Training and workshops for local authority staff on topics ranging from special needs to effective management of resources.