Transport to the physically disabled

 

How and Why ACTS Community Transport was formed?


Accessible Community Transport Southside was set up as a not for profit limited company in July 2001 and began operating in February 2002, following approval as a FAS Social Economy project in the Dun Laoghaire County Council area of South Dublin . In November 2004, ACTS Community Transport amalgamated with South West Dublin Accessible Transport and so expanded to cover the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and South Dublin County Council areas and is supported by all the Local Area Partnership Companies.

Mission Statement


To provide a flexible, customer focused, accessible and affordable transport service for individuals with disabilities and people with mobility difficulties.
 

Aims of ACTS Community Transport


  • To provide a door to door demand responsive transport service
  • To have a visionary approach to developing a Community Bus service building on the identified needs of disadvantaged communities
  • To contribute to the social and economic development of South and West Dublin particularly in relation to creating employment opportunities
  • To work with local existing transport providers and relevant agencies to develop a comprehensive local transport network
 

Vision of the Board of ACTS Community Transport


The Board of ACTS Community Transport see the issue of the need for accessible door to door transport for people with disabilities and people with limited mobility as one of Social Inclusion for vulnerable and isolated individuals and disadvantaged groups  in our society.


The Board is guided in it's vision by the existence of Door-To-Door Accessible Transport services to people with disabilities and limited mobility throughout towns and cities in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and elsewhere in Europe.
Based on the experience of ACTS Community Transport in providing door to door accessible transport over the past seven years, the Board believes that time is now right for a transport service  for this sector of the population to be established on a firmer, more sustainable footing in the Dublin area.

The operation of ACTS Community Transport is based on:

  • The principles of social inclusion
  • The identification of the transport needs of vulnerable groups and individuals in our society.
  • The provision of an accessible affordable transport service to enable people to achieve a sense of self worth, well being and to live independently.

ACTS Community Transport has a Board of Directors representing The Disability Sector, Community Groups, Travel Club members and the local Area Partnerships while three of the Directors form a Management Committee with the Manager.
 

ACTS Community Transport Board Directors

Michael Fox [Chairperson] South Dublin County Partnership
Mary Collins [Vice Chair] Dun Laoghaire Disability Interest Group and Travel Club Membership
Paddy Beare Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber of Commerce
Geraldine Graydon HADD Family Support Group
Selina Bonnie South Dublin County Council
Roberta Connolly Travel Club Membership
David Lynch Dublin South Partnerhsip
Finn Mc Gurk Dublin South Partnerhsip
Josephine Browne Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design

 

ACTS Community Transport Staff

Office Peter, Emma and Brenda
Drivers Chris, Phillip, Gene, Eddie, Kevin, Des, Tom, Michael, John N, Martin, Mick, Richard, John W and Jim
Manager Gerry O' Brien