Transport for All (TfA) has been championing the cause of accessible transport in the capital for over two decades.
As an organisation of disabled and older people we have always been determined to ensure that the grass roots experiences and opinions of service users are always heard by those who commission and run the transport network. We are and will always be run by disabled and older people – the majority of our trustees are disabled or older transport users. We also have representation from a carer.
TfA was formerly known as Dial-A-Ride and Taxicard users (DaRT) and was formed through the amalgamation of the user groups of these two services. Over the years, our remit has widened to reflect the fact that more and more of London’s transport network is being ‘unlocked’ for disabled people to use.
There is no doubt that the tireless work of decades of disabled transport campaigners has yielded many victories. More and more we are exercising our ‘right to ride’ on buses, tubes, trains and other transport modes. - but much more has yet to be done to get the affordable, reliable, and accessible transport network that those early campaigners dreamed about.
Our work at TfA has grown over the years to encompass the changes that have been won. From an office in Brixton, our small team of staff and volunteers offer a unique pan-London service. From Blue Badges to Freedom Passes, and from accessible buses to the DLR – we have been working hard to ensure that disabled and older Londoners have the information they need to get from A to B.
Our dream is that one day disabled and older people will be able to travel with the same freedom and independence as non-disabled people.
Faryal Velmi. Director, Transport for All.
Click here to read Transport for All’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, our governing document.
Transport for All is funded by charitable donations, Trust for London and Inclusion London, as part of the Power Up project.