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Feedback sought on taxi accessibility for disabled passengers

Wed, 02 Dec 2020

Equality for disabled passengers wishing to use taxis and private hire vehicles is the focus of a consultation which has been launched by the Manx Government.

The Equality Act 2017 places an obligation on private hire vehicles to carry disabled passengers and their assistance dogs, subject to exemptions.

Proposed changes, contained within the Road Traffic Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2020, aim to broaden its scope to include ply-for-hire taxis and create legal powers to establish regulations around accessibility.

The Department of Infrastructure is seeking the views of the public on the proposals, in particular disabled service users, and private and ply-for-hire taxi service providers.

The consultation is the first in a series planned over the coming months concerning public transport services, and includes an open question towards the end to enable respondents to raise any issues that concern them.


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