European Accessibility Act: unrealistic legislation may hamper objectives of improved accessibility

10 Apr. 2017
  • EU
  • Press release
EU legislation should help further improvement of the accessibility of public transport network; the current discussions related to the European Accessibility Act should aim at finding realistic requirements making sure the whole initiative is a success according to UITP (the International Association of Public Transport). On Tuesday 11 April, the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament will adopt its opinion on the so called European Accessibility Act. UITP, representing public transport operators and competent authorities, is worried about the potential negative impact on the accessibility objectives of the latest compromise.

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