Access to transport for disabled people – update
13 December 2013
There was good news for passengers with disabilities when the Government responded to a report into transport for disabled people.
The Transport Select Committee had been looking into this issue, and published its Tenth Special Report: Access to transport for disabled people (House of Commons Select Committee Fifth Report of Session 2013-14) in September. The Government response included some welcome commitments that Passenger Focus has been pushing for many years, including:
• the Department for Transport will publish an annual update on the implementation of the commitments in the Accessibility Action Plan
• the Office of Rail Regulation is working to improve access to information about services for passengers with disability
• the Accessibility Action Plan has a commitment to look into the costs of options for audio visual displays on buses.
Find out more and read the full Tenth Special Report: Access to transport for disabled people here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/transport-committee/news/disabled-report–substantive/
Read the full government response to the report by following this link here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmtran/870/870.pdf