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Transport website aims to cut car use

A NEW interactive website aims to help businesses cut car use among staff via online advice on travel plans.

The Association for Commuter Transport has launched its website, www.act-uk.com, as the home of travel plans, with advice and information for companies and individuals.

Funding for the website comes from the Department for Transport and requires users to register before they are given a password to access information.

Users enter details of any schemes they already have in place, along with contact details, which allows other members to look for contacts that already have experience in an area they are investigating, such as car sharing.

The site also has a travel plan guide, with case studies of other companies and local authorities that have successfully introduced schemes.

The move marks a new era for the association, which was formed in November 1997 as a non-profit making organisation to provide support to organisations that need to reduce the number of employees and visitors driving their cars to company premises.

It works closely with the Department for Transport and current members include local authorities, Government organisations, transport operators, consultants, businesses, and educational organisations, as well as individuals.

Details of upcoming events and links to worldwide environmental organisations are included, to provide a wide base of alternative solutions to travel problems.

ACT is also running training courses aimed at helping fleet decision-makers provide access to green travel plans for staff.

The events, called 'Developing and Implementing an Effective Travel Plan', run in Manchester on October 23, Edinburgh on November 4 and Winchester on November 15. Tickets are £250 (£220 for subscribers).

  • Visit the ACT website by clicking here
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