Chair - DPTAC

Keith Richards

Keith Richards

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Biography

Keith Richards has been the chair of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) since 1 November 2014. Previously, Keith was vice chair of DPTAC until 2010. Keith is also the independent chair of the Civil Aviation Authority Consumer Panel, a barrister and a professional mediator.

Chair - DPTAC

The Chair is responsible for:

  • helping disabled people to travel more freely, independently and in safety and comfort
  • making sure DPTAC meets its statutory roles as set out in the Transport Act 1985
  • highlighting the transportation needs of disabled people
  • developing a committee-wide understanding of the needs of disabled people
  • publicising the transportation needs of disabled people through engagement with stakeholders
    • the wider transport sector, including bus, rail and taxi operators
    • community transport and also organisations involved in personal transport for disabled people, motoring, mobility scooters and street design
    • organisations representing the interests of disabled people generally and also those representing people with particular types of impairment
    • central government, mainly the Department for Transport (DfT) but also Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)