- 2012 National Disabled Members' Conference
- 4 July 2012
- Carried as Amended
Disabled people are restricted in their mobility due to a lack of accessible public transport. There are very few hackney carriages that can take motorised wheelchairs. There is restricted space on public buses to accommodate disabled users. There are not enough accessible facilities on trains to accommodate disabled users. There is a shortage of private hire vehicles that are dedicated to carrying motorised wheelchairs, although some are specially adapted or constructed for this purpose.
This conference believes that Local Authority Transport Revenue should be ring fenced to provide timetable display boards accessible for all including people with visual impairments.
Conference calls upon the National Disabled Members Committee to work with the National Executive Committee and Service Groups to encourage branches to work with their local authorities, community groups and employers to increase the accessibility of public transport options for disabled people.
Conference also calls upon the National Disabled Members Committee to work with the National Executive Council to raise accessibility awareness training for those in the public transport services, including licensing.