The National Accessible Transport Taskforce (the Taskforce) is considering a range of policy options to modernise the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) for people with a disability. The Taskforce met regularly across June 2020 to focus on the initial areas for reform to the Transport Standards.
The Taskforce will actively engage with the stakeholders throughout the reform process and anticipates that public consultation will commence in early 2021. Given the current COVID-19 environment, the Taskforce is mindful that this will likely have an impact on the format and timing of consultations. We will continue to monitor the situation and endeavor to advise any changes to the process as soon as they become available.