One of our primary activities here at the CTA is to advocate on behalf of our members. This can mean campaigning politically and standing up for the rights of CT operators, but it also means shouting from the rooftops about the fantastic work that our members do, day in and day out, to make life better for so many people.
To that end, one of the things that we want to start doing is showcasing the people that our members help and the numerous and varied ways in which they help them. We want to let everyone, within the transport sector and outside of it, know how community transport changes people’s lives for the better.
For that, we need your help.
No one knows the individuals that benefit from community transport services better than our members, so we’re asking you to get in touch with the stories that you’d like to share.
Perhaps you know a particular passenger, or group of passengers, whose stories might resonate with, or inspire people. You might have a driver or a volunteer who demonstrates the best of what community transport has to offer. We’re looking for stories, on the ground, of the day to day impact that community transport has on the lives of so many people.
Because, at its heart, community transport isn’t about permits or licences, vital though they are, it’s not about politics and it’s not even about minibuses; it’s about people. It’s about the 85 year old who left the house today, the child who can get to school and the young person who can get a job. It’s about people up and down the country who can participate in their communities because of the work that our members do. That is what we all do this for, and that is the image of community transport that we want to present to the world.
We have no doubt that there are so many stories of people up and down the country just waiting to be told. It would be our privilege to tell them.
So, please, if you have a story you’d like to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org.