Announcement of the retention of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) will be retained to advise the Department for Transport on accessibility issues relating to disabled people.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker announced on 12 June 2013 that, having considered responses to the public consultation on options for replacing DPTAC, that DPTAC will be retained.

Chair of DPTAC, Dai Powell said:

The news that DPTAC will continue announced today by Norman Baker is very welcome – it will be welcomed by disabled people, DPTAC members past and present. We want now to re-establish and re-fresh our working links with the transport sector, disabled people and Government.

A huge amount has been achieved in recent years; there is much more to do. Working together with DPTAC providing high quality, independent, pan-disability support and our pragmatic approach, we can achieve far more for disabled people – to extend opportunities, remove barriers and enable more disabled people to support our economy and be more fully involved in all aspects of society.

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