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    # lift-out - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

    ‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible
    # No Target
    # No Target

    ‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible

    Aug 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,269 Views 6 Comments
    • Despite improvements in recent years, ongoing obstacles to accessibility are leading to isolation and anxiety, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
    • The NTA and Department of Transport could not give a date for a fully accessible public transport system.
    • Inaccessible infrastructure is preventing disabled people from travelling on accessible trains and buses.

    # lift-out - Saturday 7 August, 2021

    'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'
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    # Costly Cut

    'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'

    Aug 7th 2021, 8:01 PM 17,902 Views 16 Comments

    The Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance schemes remain closed after a review was recommended over eight years ago.

    # lift-out - Thursday 5 August, 2021

    Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
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    # REFUSED ENTRY

    Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

    Updated Aug 5th 2021, 10:40 AM 21,512 Views 19 Comments
    • Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
    • Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
    • Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.

    # lift-out - Monday 2 August, 2021

    'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
    # Voices Unheard
    # Voices Unheard

    'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community

    Aug 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 26,764 Views 9 Comments
    • Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major decision that most affects them, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
    • The NTA and Department of Transport (DOT) were aware of lack of consultation before funding decision.
    • Concerns were raised numerous times at the DOT Accessibility Consultative Committee.

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