Accessible bus stops in regional Queensland
What are the transport standards?
All public transport services, including associated vehicles and infrastructure, are subject to the Commonwealth Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (the standards).
Visit the TransLink website for more information about accessible buses, trains, ferries, stops and stations.
The standards fall under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
In the majority of cases, bus stops are owned and maintained by local government authorities who will ultimately be responsible for compliance with the standards.
Bus stops built from 2002 must comply with the standards. There are 4 target dates for all existing bus stops to comply:
- 31 December 2007—25% of bus stops
- 31 December 2012—55% of bus stops
- 31 December 2017—90% of bus stops
- 31 December 2022—100% of bus stops.
Working together with local government authorities
We are dedicated to leading and shaping Queensland’s passenger transport system by providing an integrated transport network that is safe and accessible to all. As part of this commitment, the Passenger Transport Accessible Infrastructure Program (PTAIP) provides funding assistance to local councils across the state to upgrade existing passenger transport facilities.
This funding to local authorities helps ensure they comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) (1992) requirements.
The PTAIP has an annual budget of $4.9 million and disperses infrastructure grants to South East Queensland and regional/remote Councils for public transport infrastructure that includes urban bus stop improvements and long-distance coach stop upgrades.
Grants are also available for improvements to ferry pontoons/jetties and remote aerodrome terminals. Applicants are invited through an Expression of Interest process during May each year and, if approved for funding, receive a 50 per cent contribution towards the total cost of making the transport infrastructure compliant with the standards.
The yearly allocation of the PTAIP budget is intended as a Transport and Main Roads contribution toward assisting local government meet DDA Compliance milestones identified under ‘Target dates’ in the section above.
Bus stop hierarchy
Visit the TransLink website for more information about different types of bus stops.
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