Dudley Council holds a quarterly Disability Consultation Group to discuss access problems in relation to the highway and other mobility issues. The group consists of members from various groups in Dudley, representing people who use wheelchairs, partially sighted and blind people, hearing impaired people, officers of the Council and a local Councillor.
We are working closely with Centro, Travel West Midlands and other operators to acquire funding and carry out work to implement more 'low floor' buses and routes. The 'Glass Quarter' route and 303 route have low-floor buses in operation. April 2000 saw the completion of phase one of the Halesowen to Brierley Hill Showcase route. Phase one runs between Halesowen bus station and Mucklow Hill roundabout. The whole route should be completed within 3 years and will form part of a network of Showcase routes planned for the Borough. Ring and Ride have given a commitment to integrate with any bus route which operates low floor buses 100% of the time.
We all need access to information to plan and make a journey. If you have a mobility difficulty, you may need more information than other members of the community because of your particular needs. Centro publish a free transport guide "Getting Around", for people with a mobility difficulty, which is also available in large print, audio tape or on a 3.5" diskette(ASCII format).
To order a copy, please contact the Centro Hotline on 0121 200 2700 or browse the information in the guide on Centro's website www.centro.org.uk.
If you are a disabled person, we would welcome any comments about problems you may have encountered when getting around or anything which makes getting around difficult. Please contact using the details below.