Additional accessible transport for people with specific needs
CAPABS (Additional accessible transport for people with specific needs) is a free, additional mobility service for people with reduced mobility. CAPABS is a service in addition to regular school and public transport under the supervision of the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works. The CAPABS mobility service is used when regular school transport is not available or accessible to a person with a physical, sensory, intellectual or psychological disability or with a permanent medical condition. CAPABS transport is organized in favor of Luxembourg residents and the journeys take place mainly on Luxembourgish territory.
The responsibilities of the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works include the administrative, technical, financial and accounting management of regular and occasional journeys. This transport is provided under a contract for the provision of transport services by private bus companies. The following facilities are dispatched by CAPABS:
- competence centres,
- sheltered workshops,
- special schools abroad,
- day centres.
Passenger safety is of primordial importance. The priority of the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works is to adapt the quality of transport to the needs of its passengers. A charter, which defines the essential operating principles of this service and the safety precautions for passengers, was signed in 2016 by:
- the Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure responsible for transportation,
- the Minister for Family, Integration and the Greater Region,
- the Minister for National Education,
- the Minister for Labor.
The authorities of the specialised educational or inclusion structures fill in the requests for the use of this transport service. The Ministry of Mobility and Public Works reviews all promotion requests and approves the requests if all admission criteria are fulfilled. The beneficiaries of the CAPABS transport service are shuttled/driven from their home to a special educational or inclusion structure and vice versa.
Transport is currently provided by 2 operators, comprising several private bus companies, on behalf of the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works.
Contact – CAPABS service
Ministère de la Mobilité et des Travaux publics
Administration des transports publics
CAPABS service – Additional accessible transport for people with specific needs
- 4, rue Charles Bernhoeft
- L-1240 Luxembourg
- Tel: (+352) 247-84408
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org