The Australian Government is calling on members of the public and other key stakeholders to have their say by 9 August 2022 on improving public transport accessibility for people with disability.
The Australian Government is calling on members of the public and other key stakeholders to have their say on improving public transport accessibility for people with disability.
Consultation on reforms to the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) is open until 9 August 2022.
The reforms aim to remove discrimination for people with disability when using public transport services.
The reform topics include finding and accessing information about public transport, technology, ticket purchasing and capability to travel, as well as the accessibility of public transport infrastructure when boarding.
Further reform topics include safety and accessibility aboard public transport, along with what types of transport are covered by the Transport Standards.
This consultation process is seeking public views on the proposed reforms, including potential impacts on individuals and organisations.
Public consultation events included webinars, community workshops, cross-sector roundtables and online discussion boards, which were co-facilitated by people with disability to make sure attendees felt comfortable sharing their experiences. These events have almost wrapped up, with a final webinar to be held on Thursday 21 July.
The Government thanks the community, industry and other stakeholders for their ongoing participation and feedback, and encourages those yet to have their say to do so before 9 August 2022 by emailing DisabilityTransport@infrastructure.gov.au, calling 1800 621 372 (free call), or completing an online survey.
Find out more
- For more information or to complete an online survey, visit the department's website.