The Department for Transport will bring forward regulations and publish guidance on introducing audio passenger information on buses later this year, with some funding ringfenced as part of the Inclusive Transport Strategy.
The move, which is supported by the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, will require operators to provide next stop and final destination passenger information on all buses, enabling people with sight loss to travel independently.
Kirstene Hair MP for Angus, has one of three guide dog training centres across the country in her constituency, asked the Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mordaunt for an update on when the recommendations on the consultation will be published.
Commenting Kirstene Hair MP said:
“It is important to ensure public transport is accessible for all.
“Making it a requirement for bus operators to introduce audio passenger information on all buses is one step forward to achieve this. It will enable people with sight loss to travel more independently.”