Completed petition Ensure Disabled People can Access Public Transport as and When They Need it
We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to ensure that [young] disabled people get the right to accessible public transport when required without the need to plan assistance at least 24 hours in advance. This will then give us the ability to be independent, seek employment, travel to work and meet friends at short notice. Whizz-Kidz Ambassadors are also campaigning to get essential training for taxi and bus drivers as well as train staff in disability awareness and disability support.
Young people at the Cardiff Ambassador Club have worked hard to campaign for improvements to public transport. All have had difficulties with taxis, buses and trains over the years and their independence is being compromised by not being able to travel as they need to. Whilst they recognise improvements have been made there is still a lot of work to do.
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This topic was debated on 31 January 2018
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A report was published by the Petitions Committee and debated in Plenary: http://www.assembly.wales/laid%20documents/cr-ld11222/cr-ld11222-e.pdf
The Welsh Government responded to the Committee's report on 24 January 2018: http://www.assembly.wales/laid%20documents/gen-ld11381/gen-ld11381-e.pdf