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Rights - Transport

Picture of people legs standing on a bus.Everyone in our community has the right to use public transport. The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Qld) was established as the minimum accessibility requirements to be met by all providers and operators

 

The transport standards recognise that access to public transport enables people with a disability, their families and their carers to fully participate in community life and also benefits many older Australians

 

The standards set out requirements in relation to issues such as (but not limited to):

  • Access Paths
  • Manoeuvring areas
  • Ramps
  • Waiting areas
  • Boarding devices
  • Allocated space
  • Handrails and Grabrails
  • Doorways and doors
  • Stairs
  • Toilets
  • Hearing Augmentation – listening systems
  • Information

 

Community Transport:

Community transport is provided by non-profit organisations including local councils, community centres, community groups or local clubs.  Community transport services may include:

  • Individual transport services that can take you to hospital, to medical appointments or to make social visits to family or friends;
  • Shopping transport, which may be a weekly bus service which picks up you and others to allow you to do your shopping; and
  • Social transport for group social trips to clubs, sightseeing or the theatre.  For example, some Seniors Groups organise trips including coach transport for their members.

https://www.myagedcare.gov.au

Tel: 1800 200 422

If you have a disability you may be eligible to join the Taxi Subsidy Scheme and if you have impaired vision you may be eligible for a travel pass.  For more information visit www.qld.gov.au/disability or enquire at a licence issuing centre or call 13 23 80

 

For more information as to the exact specifications of these legislative requirements Click Here

For general information on Accessible Public Transport in Queensland Click Here.