The number of people registered to ride a bus network adapted to the needs of differently abled passengers has increased since the system was reformed.
Speaking at a parliamentary committee meeting on Tuesday, mobility minister François Bausch (déi Gréng) said that there were 5,269 registered card holders, up from 4,786 in 2019 before the registration procedure was reformed.
Adapto is a mobility service designed for differently abled people who are not physically able to use the country’s main public transport infrastructure. Under its reform, access, reservation methods and transportation operations were modified to coincide with the introduction of free public transportation and Adapto transportation at the beginning of March 2020.
While the pandemic prompted a sharp decline in demand, according to the minister, service use has picked up again, especially since September.
Since March, Bausch said the service was further adapted to be accessible to different wheelchair models, provide space for an assistance dog, and to offer an improved grouping and journey planning system.