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Bus Services: Disability

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 59634, tabled on 11 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve disability awareness among bus drivers on the use of a ramp when required for disabled passengers.

Answered on

16 January 2017

I am committed to building transport networks that work for everyone, including ensuring that disabled people have the same access to transport services as other members of society.

We are currently developing best practice guidance in delivering disability awareness training. This has been informed by engagement with disabled people and the bus industry, and aims to ensure that bus drivers have the knowledge and skills to provide passengers with the appropriate assistance they need, including the use of ramps for wheelchair users.

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