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P-05-885 Accessible and Inclusive Public Transport for Citizens with Learning Disabilities in Wales



P-05-885 Accessible and Inclusive Public Transport for Citizens with Learning Disabilities in Wales


This petition was submitted by Joe Powell having collected a total of 203 signatures.


Text of Petition 

We call on Welsh Government to ensure that all local authorities consult with people with learning disabilities before there are any changes to bus services/ bus routes in Wales. This includes changes to bus stops.


We also call on the Welsh Government to extend the Concessionary Travel Pass to local railway services, in areas which have few bus services. These measures are essential if we want to prevent people with learning disabilities from being isolated within Welsh society, empower them to live as active and equal citizens in Wales and to access the services needed to fulfil their own wellbeing outcomes, as promoted in the Social Services and Well Being (Wales) Act.




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 15/10/2019.

The Committee considered further correspondence and agreed that there may be little further that the Committee could achieve at this time, in light of the information provided by the Minister and the Welsh Government’s intention to reform bus service regulation through the forthcoming Public Transport Bill. The Committee closed the petition and agreed to suggest that the petitioners engage with scrutiny processes on the Bill and lobby Assembly Members to lay any relevant amendments at that time.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 09/07/2019.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Newport East
  • South Wales East


Further information







Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 03/06/2019

Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee



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