Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Plans to axe Capital Call – make your views known

Transport for London is looking to deprive some of London's disabled TaxiCard users by scrapping Capital Call. Capital Call affords its users the chance for longer subsidised journey's than TaxiCard which, in my experience, will take a user just over 3 miles on two swipes of the card. With Capital Call the user can use as many as five swipes, thus allowing a longer subsidised journey.

Once it's taken away we will automatically lose £200 of subsidised fares per annum; and it's unlikely to be replaced by anything that will benefit people, many of whom, totally depend on this form of door-to-door transport. Thus increasing the likelihood of social exclusion and its attendant impoverishment among disabled Londoners.  

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