CTLA aims to meet the need that public transport leaves unmet. We are an award-winning registered charity with over twenty years’ experience of serving the community.
CTLA is sustainable only with support from the public, local authorities and other grant funders.
Based in Newhaven at the Hillcrest Centre, our customer advisors are available from 9.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday, every day, except bank holidays.
We take passenger safety very seriously. All our minibuses are fitted with seat belts and drivers are DBS checked.
All our drivers are regularly tested using MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme). This is an award winning, and nationally recognised, assessment and training scheme for minibus drivers in the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors and is run via the Community Transport Association.
MiDAS provides both classroom-based theory training and an on-road driving assessment for all minibus drivers and additional training on passenger assistance and the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles, for drivers who will be transporting passengers with disabilities. Regular refresher training is a significant element of MiDAS and in order to retain their MiDAS Certificate, drivers must attend refresher training every four years.
If you want to find out more about MiDAS please visit the Community Transport Association website.
CTLA is a member of the Community Transport Association or CTA.
CTA is the national representative body of voluntary sector transport operators covering the whole of the UK. It is the UK’ s biggest provider of quality, training and information on accessible, voluntary and community transport and has been in the forefront of promoting minibus safety for over 20 years.
Helen Livings – Chair