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01/10/2013

MPs hit out at poor transport for the disabled

MPs have denounced transport facilities for disabled people as “unacceptably poor” a year after the Paralympics.

The Department for Transport had published an action plan for improving the accessibility of transport for disabled people, provide better information and improve attitudes to disabled passengers.
 
But the Commons transport committee said while the aims are “praiseworthy", it doubted how closely the government is monitoring the plan. It called on ministers to publish annual updates, including data on changes in the number and types of journeys made by disabled people.
 
The MPs said better access to transport for disabled people will create more employment, education and training opportunities and encourage more travel to healthcare centres, shops and leisure destinations.
 
The report can be seen here 
 

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