The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, has supported the launch of the Government’s new Inclusive Transport Strategy. Launched at Parliament last Wednesday the strategy aims to draw attention to some of the challenges that disabled people can face when trying to make their way around our towns and cities, accessing public transport, as well as travelling independently.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies said:
“It’s great to see that more is being done to assist those people who can sometimes struggle with accessing transport options. We must be clear that this is something that has real world implications. I’m working hard to make local transport more accessible, and while I was disappointed at the recent decision to not upgrade Hedge End station, I have met with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Nusrat Ghani MP, as the Minister responsible for ensuring that our transport network is accessible and made it clear that this is a local priority.
“This does not just apply to public transport though and we should be clear that only by working with stakeholders from across the industry - including operators, executives, representatives from the charity sector and accessibility campaigners - can we make real progress in this key area.”