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Access to Public transport

Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS)

The Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS) was established in 2002. MACS is an advisory non-departmental public body established through statutory regulations (under Section 72 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001) to advise Scottish Ministers on the transport needs of disabled people in Scotland and how to improve the accessibility of transport for them.

Margaret Hickish is MACS first Convener; she along with eleven other members bring to MACS a combination of experience in the disability and transport fields. Reflecting statutory requirements, the Convener of MACS and more than half its members are disabled people.

The committee has a number of working groups to help carry out their work programme and the main committee meets 6 times per year. These meetings are held all over Scotland to give the Committee an opportunity to discuss transport issues of most concern to disabled people around Scotland.

MACS also has a website which allows people access to all public documents produced by MACS (committee meeting minutes, responses to consultation documents, press releases, open letters and reports of work carried out).

To visit the website:www.macs-mobility.org

Margaret Hickish
Evans Business Centre
15 Pitreavie Court
Pitreavie Business Park
KY11 8UU
E-Mail: macs@ednet.co.uk

Tel: 01383 749584
Fax: 01383 749501