DfT Inclusive Transport Strategy published

DfT has today (25 July) published its Inclusive Transport Strategy.

The strategy sets out how DfT is helping to make transport fully accessible for all passengers by 2030
The strategy includes:

  • £300 million of funding to make railway stations more accessible
  • £2 million to install Changing Places toilets at motorway service stations, supporting disabled people to travel easily and comfortably on the road network
  • £2 million for audio and visual equipment on buses, so passengers on almost every bus will know where and when to alight

The Inclusive Transport Strategy also includes raising awareness and enforcement of passengers’ rights.

DVSA has reminded coach operators that if a wheelchair space is available, wheelchair users must be able to use it. They say they will not hesitate in taking action against any company that breaks the law and refuses.

DVSA have also made the theory and practical driving tests more accessible to help people with disabilities gain more freedom and independence.