State of the Industry Report – Accessibility

This is the first report from the commercial passenger industry regulator which highlights how this industry is integral for people with a disability or mobility impairment. While most users of these services, and the drivers, have a positive experience, it also demonstrates that there is still more work to be done.

Is the Agency ignoring legal rulings on transport?

Studies have shown that transport in the NDIS is the number one cause of all NDIS related spiritual breakdowns.* Given the sheer number of Participants who depend upon transport funding, it would be completely reasonable to assume that the issue would be well and truly resolved by now. But then if you made such an assumption, you probably wouldn’t be too familiar with the NDIS.

Barriers to the safe use of innovative vehicles and mobility devices

Closing date: February 28, 2019

This project aims to address the issues surrounding the safe and legal use of new and innovative personal-use and mobility devices. The current regulatory framework does not provide for the use of new and innovative personal-use devices that are readily available for sale today as they do not necessarily fit within existing vehicle classification. This also affects individuals that require the use of mobility devices due to technical restrictions set out in the Australian Road Rules.

Mobile myki Trial for People with Disability

Closing date: February 28, 2019

Public Transport Victoria would like to invite people with disability to join a trial for an exciting new product for the myki ticketing system.

Petrol from the NDIS? The tribunal case that changes how we look at transport

Transport and the NDIS is an issue so widely discussed that if it wasn’t so damn important we would all be thoroughly sick of it by now. Luckily, the latest case off the shelf, SE* v the NDIS, is actually completely different to anything we have seen in the transport space before. Fasten your seatbelts, because this is a big one.

Report: Need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs

The inquiry has determined that there is considerable agreement around the need to develop less complex, nationally consistent rules and regulations relating to the use of motorised mobility devices. Based on evidence provided to the committee during its inquiry, the committee suggests that there is a high level of agreement amongst stakeholders in relation to…

The ‘unconscionable’ state of Australia’s train stations

There are around 960 train stations across Australia. By the end of 2017, each state was supposed to have ensured that 90 per cent of their stations met accessibility standards. By 2022, 100 per cent of the stations are supposed to be accessible. Piecing together publicly available station information and data supplied by transport authorities, ABC News found that more than one in four stations in Australia is not independently accessible.

Trapped on a 96 tram: No accessible stops added an hour to James’ journey

James Carter had a big day planned. The mobility scooter user had already spent more than two hours travelling from Euroa to Melbourne before he caught the 96 tram to his destination – last year’s Flower & Garden show – when disaster struck. Instead of smelling the roses, James was trapped on the tram for an hour.