TRANSPORT FOR ALL:
THE CAMPAIGN FOR A PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE
DRC is working with a newly formed coalition of Victorian organisations and individuals who have come together to campaign for a Public Transport system that is accessible to everyone, everywhere, across our state.
As we emerge from the initial impacts of COVID-19 it is imperative that all members of the community can reconnect with family, friends and community. The need for reliable, affordable, integrated and accessible public transport has never been greater.
Yet right now much of our transport system cannot be used by people with disabilities and many of our elders. The next twelve months are critical. Next year the Department of Transport will produce a Public Transport Accessibility Strategy which should pave the way for upgrades across all forms of transport. We are keen to ensure that the development of the strategy is transparent, robust and carried out with the full consultation of the community it is intended to serve. We also want to ensure that the necessary budgetary commitments required to carry out these works are prioritised in the 2022/3 state budgets.
We have many plans for this year, but for this campaign to work we need your help. If you believe public transport should work for everyone and you have not signed up to join the campaign please sign up here.