DfT Confirms W2W Eligibility for Access Fund
Following last weeks meeting with the National Coordinator Department for Tranport have now confirmed their position in writing.
Wheels 2 Work Definitely Eligible for Access Funding
Department for Transport confirms Wheels 2 Work schemes can receive support from the Access Fund
W2W North Durham staff now being recruited
Rural Action Debyshire is recruiting staff for W2W North Durham
County Durham W2W Tender Issued
Wheels 2 Work County Durham CIO wishes to appoint an organisation to set up and operate a Wheels to Work (W2W) scheme to cover the North Durham area.
W2W Featured in International Study
Nicky Bassett Powell, W2W National Coordinator was interviewed about Wheels2Work for an international survey on inclusive mobility. This study for the French Laboratory for Inclusive Mobility founded by Wimoov (a non profit) and Total (an energy company) has just been published.
Wheels 2 Work expands to Sudbury and Stowmarket with JobCentre Plus.
Thanks to funding made available through the Department of Work and Pensions, Suffolk Wheels 2 Work has recently launched a 6 month project offering scooter loans to individuals registered with Sudbury or Stowmarket Job Centre Plus, who are unemployed and have been offered a job placement.
W2W Conference 2015 – Success!
Minister backs moped and scooter loan schemes as ‘holistic’ solution to rural transport problems but states sustainability and collecting data are key to gaining wider government support.
Wheels to Work Insurance Deal Announced
In conjunction with Staffordshire County Council, Arthur J. Gallagher have developed an exclusive Motor Fleet insurance facility for Wheels to Work Association Member Organisations.
Limited access to personal and public transport is a labour market barrier commonly cited by young people. W2W aims to break this cycle by loaning individuals their own transport for a short period until a longer-term transport solution can be found.
Nearly 50% of all new bike sales are for smaller commuter friendly machines
Year-end figures for new motorcycle registrations show sales for 2014 were up 10% compared to 2013, with an increase every single month throughout the year.