On the 2nd of February the Department for Transport launched a consultation on ‘Improving Access to Taxis’ to look at better ways to access to taxis for disabled people.
The Government consultation coincides with Trailblazers own national campaign on accessibility in public transport and appears to be an ideal opportunity for Trailblazers ambassadors and campaigners to get their presence noticed and their opinions heard by the government on this very relevant issue.
Further to the launch of the consultation, the Department for Transport will be holding a one day launch event and workshop on 3rd March 2009 at The Imperial War Museum, London from 09:00 to 15:00. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Paul Clark is currently scheduled to give the keynote address.
This consultation seeks views on how to improve access to taxis for disabled people ensuring that they have greater access and equality of opportunity the event will be a chance to discuss the recently published ‘Improving access to Taxis’ consultation document.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The Department will be holding a limited number of events in other areas of the country in March and details will be published on the DfT website.
This will be a great opportunity for those looking to get more involved with the Trailblazers Transport campaign and a chance to see how the government makes their decisions on changing aspects of policy and law.
If you would like to attend the consultation please email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information about the document and the agenda of the consultation can be found at: http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/open/consulttaxis/