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Viewpoint: Issue Issue 20 28 Apr 2011

The Silent Majority: Women’s perspective is too often missing

Most public transport users are women, but their influence on the industry is frequently marginal says Paul Salveson

Paul Salveson

Women are the ‘great unseen’ in transport decision- making. Yet they make up the majority of bus users in Britain, and account for 46% of rail travellers. They are hugely under-represented in management, in many ‘front-line’ jobs such as drivers, and in policy and planning roles. Over the years a small number of determined campaigners and academics have produced plenty of evidence that women are losing out in transport provision and service delivery because their...

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