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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Disability more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Bus Services Act 2017: bus open data consultation response, published in January, why the provision of accessibility information “would be too great an implementation burden for bus operators”; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the lack of such information on those with disabilities. more like this
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Lord Holmes of Richmond more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport consulted with bus operators, passengers and their representative groups to explore the technical feasibility of requiring operators and/or local transport authorities to provide accessibility data for both vehicles and stops. We came to the conclusion that the industry is not yet ready to meet this challenge and therefore have chosen to focus on only legally requiring the core data types for the Bus Open Data Digital Service.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we do consider accessibility information to be of great importance for public transport users, many operators would need to upgrade their systems in order to openly publish accessibility information, and many operators are not currently in a position to do so.</p><p> </p><p>However, we are working with the industry to support the voluntary and open publication of accessibility information and at a later stage in the programme, after the core requirements have been successfully delivered, return to this important data type and consider whether it would be feasible to legally require the industry to openly publish accessibility information about vehicles.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:20:17.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:20:17.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Holmes of Richmond more like this