On the 8th April, a group of Transport for All members attended the Capital Call consultation meeting at TfL’s headquarters in Southwark. TfA opposes plans to cut Capital Call because we believe that removing an accessible door to door transport option without any concrete alternative plans will leave users high and dry. We made a presentation setting out our reasons for opposing axing Capital Call.
It was great to hear so many people sharing the importance that the Capital Call service has on their life. The London Assembly Transport Committee has also written to the Transport Commissioner, supporting our position on Capital Call. The Chair of the Committee urged TfL to “set out in detail how it will improve the alternative services, i.e. Taxicard and Dial-a-Ride, to match the flexibility and user satisfaction of Capital Call [and] called upon TfL to use any money saved to benefit people with reduced mobility, in particular in reconfiguring the Taxicard scheme to allow its users to swipe up to five times and also to work to improve the availability of Taxicard cabs so that users do not experience lengthy delays.”
We hope that Transport for London understands how essential this service is for disabled and older people and that it will remain.
Please write to your London Assembly Member asking them to oppose cutting Capital Call, a vital accessible door to door transport option, without any concrete alternative plans. Click here to find out who your London Assembly Member is and write to them. Margaret Krowicki wrote to her Assembly Member. She said about it : “Try to get in touch with your local Assembly Member and MP. We need to contact as many people as you can to try to keep Capital Call going.”
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