It’s only been a few months since CTA launched the conneCTing England and Regional Programme, and we are starting to see the potential power of these forums to improve community transport services and increase collaboration between CT operators and our stakeholders in England .
Our vision for the forums is to strengthen the voice of CT operators in England and put it forward to influence policies at national levels. We are working to ensure that key stakeholders, including local transport authorities, NHS England, DfT, Sub national transport bodies and transport influencers, can join some of these forums to hear first-hand from CT operators and take actions that promote and invest in the community transport movement.
The CTA has now introduced 11 regional forums that will play a central role in the ConneCTing initiative. These forums are not just a platform for exchanging ideas or holding debates but will also have a set of region-specific action items that they will focus on to establish and maintain connectivity in their respective areas. The CTA will oversee this work and prioritise the most important actions. Additionally, we will disseminate the knowledge and insights gained through this process across England.
To do this, the forum is open to all Community Transport providers and other charities, not-for-profit organisations and stakeholders who have an interest in community and accessible transport in England.
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