Department for Transport policy paper: Inclusive Transport Strategy

‘The importance of connectivity cannot be underestimated. Being able to travel can help facilitate social networks, improve access to employment or education and promote self-esteem and well-being.’

The Inclusive Transport Strategy sets out the Government’s ambition to achieve equal access for disabled people using the transport system by 2030.

Key objectives of the strategy include:

  1. Awareness and enforcement of passenger rights
  2. Staff training
  3. Improved information
  4. Improving physical infrastructure
  5. Involving disabled people in the future design of travel and with technological advances

Commitments to physical infrastructure changes include:

  • Up to £300 million available for rail accessibility improvements between 2019-2024.
  • £2 million fund to make Changing Places facilities available across the motorway network.
  • £2 million towards ensuring audio visual equipment is installed on buses.

The Government will report on its progress and create a new stakeholder advisory group, the Pan-disability Transport Advisory Group (PTAG).

This strategy will support the Government’s wider commitments to enable a million more disabled people to take up employment over the next 10 years, to secure 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020, and to tackle loneliness.

Find out more or read Disability UK’s summary.