Ann Frye – UK



  • Topics: 
    • 1) The more girls and women that we can interest in the transport profession, the more that these problems will start to solve themselves because there will be a balance of voices around the table.
    • 2) All the things that are being introduced in the name of smart mobility and sustainability are actually or potentially having a detrimental effect on many disabled and older people.
  • Location: UK

Ann Frye has a BA (Hons) in French and Italian from the University of London and has over 30 years of experience at senior levels of government in the UK working on meeting the mobility needs of disabled and older people.  She was the Head of the Mobility and Inclusion Unit at the Department of Transport from 1981 to 2006 and was responsible for introducing legislation to make transport accessible to disabled people, to promote the mobility of disabled and older people and to promote social inclusion.

Ann chairs the sub-group on disabled air travellers (PRMs) of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and co-chairs the US Transportation Research Board sub-committee on International Activities in Accessible Transportation and Mobility. She has led Europe-wide projects for the European Commission and the European Science Foundation to develop standards and best practice in accessible buses and heavy rail services. She is currently working with the United Nations and the International Transport Forum on the mobility implications of a global ageing population.

She is a Visiting Professor at University College London. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and of the Institution of Highways and Transportation in the UK and an honorary Transport Planning Professional.

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