Accessible Public Transport South Australia
Back in August we carried out an online survey to explore the views and experiences of public transport for South Australians living with disability. We would like to thank the 87 people who took part. We have used the findings to develop a set of three slide packs that detail difficulties people face when using public transport and ideas to overcome these difficulties.
Today we published the first slide pack, which looks at taxis and can be downloaded here. We have already shared the findings with the National Disability Insurance Agency, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, the Access Fleet Advisory Committee and Suburban Taxis. In response, Suburban Taxis has now added the option to preference a particular car when booking access taxis online (https://accesstaxis.com.au/) and the National Disability Insurance Agency has indicated that it will be reviewing the transport funding it provides specifically to NDIS participants who use taxi subsidy schemes. We will continue to advocate for further changes to make taxis in South Australia more accessible.