Published: 29th Oct 2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced today (October 29) a new partnership to ensure that buses around the UK are more accessible for disabled passengers.  The Real Time Information Group, who supports good practice in the use of communications technology on public transport, will work with the DfT to allocate £2m to small bus operators for audible and visible on-board information. The government has said that with around 50% of public transport journeys made on buses, they hope that this funding will ensure that disabled passengers can board buses with greater confidence. This funding coincides with the launch of the ‘It’s everyone’s journey’ campaign, which aims to bring together those who want to improve public transport for disabled people. The DfT is calling on charities, transport operators and commercial organisations to join the campaign and raise awareness of the needs of disabled travellers and share some of the improvements … (To read the full article, subscribe below)