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June 11 2019
By Jessica Barton

Jessica writes for routeone, Group Tourism & Travel, and is the Editor of Coach Drivers Club News

Accessible travel pioneer recognised
in Queen's Birthday Honours

The local and national work of a bus manager has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Victoria Garcia, Accessibility and Community Manager at Brighton and Hove Buses and Metrobus, will receive the MBE for her dedication to making travel by public transport more accessible for disabled people.

Says Victoria: "It’s been a real honour to meet and collaborate with so many wonderful people from charities and other partner organisations and users of public transport. To receive this personal honour for working with these amazing people is overwhelming and humbling.”

Brighton and Hove and Metrobus MD Martin Harris says Victoria had been instrumental in a number of initiatives for accessible bus design, including effective hearing loops, dementia-friendly colour schemes, more manoeuvrable spaces and safety poles.

She has also led on the development of a passenger assistance card known as Helping Hand.

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