Accessible Public Transport Review

Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport – Have Your Say!

Did you know that one in 6 people aged 15 years and over with disability have difficulty using public transport?

A package of reforms are being proposed to reform the Transport Standards to improve public transport accessibility across Australia for people with disability.

People with disability, carers, advocacy groups, the transport industry and government are being encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed reforms.

Access to Public Transport

Access to public transport is critical for people to fully participate in the community and the economy. It enables people to travel to work or study, connects them to family, friends and their community and provides access to services such as healthcare and education.

The challenges people with disability may face when using public transport can include:

  • lack of access to physical infrastructure
  • difficulty in accessing information suitable to their needs
  • challenges with safely navigating a successful public transport journey.

The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) provide certainty to providers and operators of public transport services about their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 DDA.

The Standards are in place to ensure a person with disability is afforded equitable access, service and safety levels, and to remove discrimination.

Have your say by phone, online and through in-person discussion groups by 9 August.

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