Title

COMPLIANCE COSTS FOR THE BUS INDUSTRY: THE IMPACTS OF THE DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT, 1995, ON LOCAL BUS SERVICES.

Authors

PHILIP R. OXLEY

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1998

Subject Area

land use - impacts, mode - bus, policy - disability, policy - disability

Keywords

United Kingdom, Transportation industry, Transportation, Transport, Physically handicapped persons, People with disabilities, Motor coaches, Handicapped persons, Great Britain, Disabled persons, Buses, Barrier-free design, Barrier free design, Architecture and the physically handicapped, Accessibility, Access for the physically handicapped

Abstract

Regulations to be made under the Disability Discrimination Act are likely to require that all buses used in local services, with the possible exception of the smallest vehicles, should be made accessible to wheelchair passengers. The capital and continuing costs of producing and operating buses that meet this requirement are estimated to cost the industry, respectively, some £400 million and £67 million. Set against these costs, there is evidence that fully accessible buses can generate additional passengers, with a consequential increase in revenue. That increase, while exceeding the costs, may not, however, provide what the bus industry would consider to be a reasonable return on expenditure.

Rights

Permission to publish abstract given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.

Comments

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