Minister meets Disability Action to discuss accessible travel

Date published: 26 March 2024

John O’Dowd has highlighted his commitment to ensure that transport and travel are accessible and inclusive for all.

Infrastructure Minister John O'Dowd pictured with representatives of Disability Action
Infrastructure Minister John O'Dowd met representatives of Disability Action

The Infrastructure Minister was speaking after a meeting with Disability Action where various issues relating to transport and travel options for people with disabilities were discussed.

Minister O’Dowd said: “I very much welcome the opportunity to discuss with Disability Action many issues of mutual interest, particularly ensuring that transport and travel is accessible and inclusive for all. 

"The Disability Action Transport Scheme is a lifeline for many people across the north providing the vital transport connection for every-day appointments, including health appointments, and other commitments, that are often taken for granted.  This along with the rural Dial-a-Lift service and Translink services cater for everyone to get out and about and live independently.

"I believe there are many opportunities to develop and improve public transport and active travel, I am fully committed to doing what I can to ensure that those opportunities are inclusive and accessible for everyone.”



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