The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) advises the government on transport legislation, regulations and guidance and on the transport needs of disabled people, ensuring disabled people have the same access to transport as everyone else.
DPTAC has been subject to review to improve its effectiveness and a recruitment process was started to appoint new members from April 2014. DPTAC members are public appointees recruited to serve for about 3 years.
Members of DPTAC are mostly, but not exclusively disabled people. Members require a high level of understand of the transport needs of disabled people. They are required to work with others to constructively and pragmatically increase opportunities for disabled people to travel independently, safely and, others in DPTAC, Department for Transport officials, representatives of the transport sector and organisations representing disabled people.