About 20 per cent of Victorians have
some type of disability and about one third of these people, or 6
per cent, report that this affects their access to public
transport. Other people, for example, parents with young children,
also need public transport that is easy to use. The demand for
accessible public transport will rise as the population ages: one
in four people will be over the age of 60 by 2021, compared with
one in six in 2001.
In September 2006 the government published Accessible Public
Transport in Victoria—Action Plan 2006–2012 (the Action Plan).
According to the business case underpinning the Action Plan, its
objectives were to apply the disability standards and to enable
people with a disability to use public transport safely,
effectively and with dignity.
This audit examined whether the
department has been effective in making existing public transport
services more accessible for people with a disability.
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