Our policy positions

Our campaigns and policy team work across a number of areas, together with our trustees and membership, developing policy to ensure disabled people can travel with freedom and independence.

We respond to consultations, write blogs, and produce policy position statement and research reports.

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Policy areas

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Public transport

Public transport should be just that: public - and accessible to everyone. But disabled people do not have equal access to buses, trains, tubes and trams. We're working to change that.

Katie in her wheelchair at the edge of a pavement with no dropped kerbs.

Streetspace

From narrow pavements to bus-stop bypasses, the way in which our pavements, footpaths and cycle lanes are designed pose many barriers to disabled people, and can exclude many from walking, wheeling and cycling.

Two elderly women sitting in a dial-a-ride bus

Door to Door

Door-to-door transport services, from Taxis to Dial-a-Ride buses, form a vital cornerstone of an accessible transport network.

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Concessionary travel

With disabled people excluded from much of the network, as well as shouldering significant extra expenses, concessions are vital in enabling many to be able to travel.

TfA members outside Houses of Parliament

Transport in society

Transport plays a huge role in our lives, and has an impact on many other issues - from mental health to hate crime and personal security.

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Access and inclusion

A fair and equitable transport network is one that is built with access and inclusion at its heart, and co-produced with disabled transport users.