Category: Buses

Buses Bill – Committee discussion about mandating priority for wheelchair users on buses

The Commons Buses Bill Committee today debated proposed amendments to the Buses Bill to ensure mandatory disability awareness training for bus drivers, and to enforce priority for disabled people to use the wheelchair space on buses. The Houses of Parliament have a serious security problem with their Parliament TV website which means I can’t embed…

Read the full article

Change the law: enforce disabled people’s priority on buses

Despite our partial victory in the Supreme Court against Firstbus, disabled people are still being refused access to buses where the wheelchair space is occupied by non-disabled people. The Supreme Court justices recommended Parliament reconsider the legislation. Let’s ask the Government to do so. Please sign and share the petition on Parliament’s website to ask them to change the law. Thank you!  

Bus driver still not asking pushchair users to shift…

The basis of the Firstbus case was that the bus company must do more than get their drivers to just ask pushchair users to vacate the wheelchair space. All sides agreed from the very start that the bus driver must at least ask the non-disabled person(s) occupying the wheelchair space to make way for a…

Read the full article