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Your views wanted on the new draft transport accessibility action plan

The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on a draft accessibility action plan which sets out proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities.

The action plan covers a range of transport modes including:

  • aviation
  • rail
  • buses
  • taxis

It also considers ways that they can improve public space to make it more accessible for people with disabilities.

The draft Action Plan includes:

  • advocating for greater consistency in the way transport services and facilities are delivered
  • ensuring that accessibility features currently required by regulations are consistently monitored and compliance is enforced
  • reviewing and monitoring access to parking in line with the Government’s manifesto commitment to improve disabled access to parking
  • improving the amount, reliability and available information on passenger facilities, particularly accessible toilets, at stations and on trains
  • highlighting the need for better awareness training for transport staff of the requirements of people with visible and hidden disabilities or impairments, and promoting best practice disability training guidance
  • identifying and taking steps to address the challenges facing people with disabilities when seeking spontaneous travel – it is important that disabled people are able to travel as freely and easily as everyone else

You can view all the consultation documents below:

Please send consultation responses by email to: AAPConsultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk

Or:

Accessibility Action Plan Consultation, Department for Transport, Zone 2/14, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR

The consultation period began on Thursday 24th August 2017 and will run until Wednesday 15th November 2017.

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