To consider the attached report.
The Committee considered a report setting out WYCA’s proposed response to the consultation being carried out by the Department for Transport (DfT) on its Draft Accessibility Action Plan.
The DfT have published a consultation seeking views on a draft Accessibility Action Plan which sets out proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities. The action plan covers a range of transport modes including planes, trains, buses and taxis. The plan also considers ways in which public spaces could be improved to make them more accessible for people with disabilities.
It was recognised that accessible transport can make the difference between feeling socially isolated and feeling socially included. The draft Action Plan sets out the DfT’s proposed strategy to address the gaps in the existing provision of transport services which serve as a barrier to people with disabilities. Its sets out some specific commitments for increasing transport accessibility, and seeks views and ideas about what additional steps could be taken to create a system which enables people with disabilities to independently use the transport network.
WYCA will be responding to the consultation which closes on 22 November 2017. The draft consultation response was attached to the submitted report at Appendix 1.
Resolved: That the submission of the consultation response, as detailed at Appendix 1 of the submitted report, be endorsed.