Community Transport (Brighton, Hove & Area) Ltd provides accessible, safe and affordable transport to community groups, voluntary sector organisations and individuals with mobility difficulties. Most of our operations are in the Brighton and Hove area. Our buses are fully accessible for wheelchair users and have passenger lifts or ramps fitted.
All our drivers are fully trained to assist older people and passengers with disabilities, particularly those who find it very difficult or impossible to use conventional public transport. We have been providing transport services to the local community for over 20 years. We have been an independent organisation since 1992, and operate as a not-for-profit Industrial & Provident Society.
The overall responsibility of the organisation rests with the Management Committee, which is elected annually at our AGM.
The General Manager oversees the day-to-day running of the organisation and reports to the management committee trustees. We employ 40 people (5 office staff and 35 full-time, part-time drivers and passenger assistants).
Community Transport aims:-
- to promote Social Inclusion and Accessibility in all areas of the local Community
- to deliver high quality Transport Services in a way that upholds Equality and Diversity
- to involve users in shaping the way our services are provided.
The Management Committee
Our Management Committee is made up from representatives of a variety of organisations with an interest in the well-being of older people and disabled people, including groups who are users of our services. If you would be interested in joining our committee please do contact us. The Management Committee meets every 4-6 weeks.
Policy for the safe transport of children and wheelchair users
Community Transport (Brighton, Hove & Area) Ltd is committed to providing safe travel. To ensure the safety of passengers we have introduced a policy for the safe transport of children and wheelchair users (PDF).
Community Transport (Brighton, Hove & Area) Ltd has a fleet of 20 minibuses, most of them wheelchair accessible, that can seat up to 16 people.
All our minibuses have heating and air conditioning.
Most of them are fitted with passenger lifts or ramps. They have removable seats to allow for the transportation of wheelchair users. Some of the fleet are wide body vehicles providing more space within the minibus.
Our minibuses are equipped with first aid kits, fire extinguishers and 4 point wheelchair webbing restraints to safely secure wheelchairs inside the minibus.
All vehicles are covered by a Breakdown Organisation.