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TVM0126 - Retro fitting taxi partitions - 250314
This local authority is considering retro fitting partitions on taxis doing home to school runs etc.  They would like to know how many other Council’s in the UK have these fitted and any feedback positive or negative from end users would be greatly received.

All respondents will receive the full set of responses when available.

60 reg. Ford Transit Vans - TVM0125/200114
This member authority is experiencing problems with their 60 reg. Ford Transit Vans and would appreciate feedback from other members who also own/lease these vehicles in terms of:

  • Have you experienced any non-start problems with these vans?  
  • If yes, what was the diagnosis?
  • And how has this been rectified?  Have you contacted the Ford Motor Company about this?

Special Educational Needs (S.E.N.) transport service - TVM0124/200114
This local authority would like to find out from other local authorities the following information relating to Special Educational Needs transport:

  • Are your contracts with private taxi companies, based on a cost per mile, hourly rate or annual lump sum price per route, i.e. Return journey?
  • What is the average annual cost for routes excluding the provision of an escort/passenger assistant?
  • What is the normal contract period for these routes?
  • What is the average annual cost per pupil:
    • With an escort
    • Without an escort
  • Do you have a policy as to how many S.E.N. Pupils are allowed to be transported on the same vehicle?
  • Do you integrate S.E.N. And Welfare passenger transport services, i.e. Transportation of pupils and the elderly to S.E.N. Establishments and Day Care Centres in the same vehicle or as a 'back to back' service?


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