Metroshuttle improves travel for deaf and visually impaired passengers
19 February 2017 • Author(s): Howard Hartley, Head of Bus at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
Howard Hartley, Head of Bus at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), discusses how on-board Next Stop Announcement technology is helping to make bus travel easier for passengers with visual or hearing difficulties in Greater Manchester.
For deaf and visually impaired people, travelling by bus can sometimes be a challenging experience.
The charity Guide Dogs UK has conducted research that reveals 70% of visually impaired people have missed their bus stop at some point. Understandably, this can make the passenger feel nervous about using public transport alone.