Trans - Fife Community Transport
Trans-Fife Community Transport is a community business with charitable status, providing non-statutory transport services on a not for profit basis.
Trans - Fife CT has thirteen years experience in the delivery of community transport and related mobility services, providing accessible transport to groups and organisations across Fife.
The organisation now employs 19 members of staff, 4 trainees and over 40 volunteers. Since its inception in 1989 to the present day, Trans-Fife has expanded from managing one minibus to running 17 accessible vehicles along with the delivery of other mobility related services.
The purpose of the organisation is to remove accessibility and mobility barriers across the community of Fife with a particular emphasis on frail elderly people, people with disabilities who are unable to access conventional public transport and those who are socially excluded through a lack of altrnative transport.
Progress of Trans-Fife CT: 2001/02
- Attracted a further £200,000 from the Community Fund
- £65,000 from ERDF
- £27,000 from Coalfields Regeneration Trust
- Total revenues over the last year exceeding £350,000
- Employs 19 staff
- Established `Wheels to Work Project`, assisting unemployed people into training and employment.
- Supplied transport to over 400 groups and organisations
- 2,744 bus hires during the last year.
- Transported over 30,000 people throughout Fife.
- Trained over 50 people in MIDAS.
- Fleet now has 17 buses, 6 cars and 6 scooters.
- Assets valued in excess of £400,000
- Recently been awarded Investors in People(IiP)
Trans - Fife is proud of its achievements to date but obviously continue to strive for further improvement. The provision of accessible, good quality transport is a prerequisite to allowing everyone in our community the opportunity to socially interact or seek employment or training opportunities.
Many issues still have to be addressed predominantly the cost of and the ability to pay for this community run and socially necessary service.
Trans-Fife CT prides itself on openness and transparency and strives to meet what it considers to be a real need in the communities of Fife.
For further information, contact:
Crosshill Business Centre
Fife KY5 8BJ
Tel: 01592 - 869400