9 July 2019
Source: Department for Transport
From the 8 – 12 July the Department for Transport will mark 12 months since it launched its Inclusive Transport Strategy (ITS): Achieving Equal Access for Disabled People.
Government is determined disabled people have the same access to transport as everyone else and that they are able to travel easily, confidently and without extra cost. The Inclusive Transport Strategy sets out the Government’s commitments to achieving equal access for disabled people using the transport system by 2030.
Commitments delivered since the launch include:
• The introduction of the first independent Rail Ombudsman
• The extension of the Blue Badge eligibility criteria to include people with non-physical disabilities
• Launching a £2m fund, in partnership with MDUK, for fully accessible Changing Places toilet facilities at motorway service stations
• Committing an additional £300 million for the Access for All Fund, delivering improvements at a further 73 stations between 2019 and 2024.
DfT will work in partnership with charities, disabled people’s organisations and individuals from across the country to coordinate a day of media and social media activity to raise ongoing awareness of #Inclusivetransport