Bus Services: Disability

Transport written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Jessica Morden Jessica Morden Labour, Newport East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will create a fund specifically for audio visual technology on buses.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

We recognise that many people find audio and visual announcements useful for travelling and understand the social benefits of having such systems on buses.

Our recent Accessibility Action plan progress report, published on 23 December 2013, included cost details for various audio/visual technical options and we will continue to work with bus industry stakeholders to identify the best solutions to improve access to the public transport system for all passengers.

However, at this time there are no plans to introduce a specific fund to support the adaptation of buses.

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