Assessment of route and destination displays on PSVs. Part 1: Research review and industry consultation
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The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 contains provisions for land based transport which gives powers to make accessibility regulations. The Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations SI 2000 No.1970 apply to new buses over 22 passengers, first used on or after 31 December 2000, used to operate local or scheduled services. The Regulations have requirements for the location and size of route number and destination displays, but are silent on other aspects of destination/route displays. International bus construction regulations (UN/ECE and EC Bus Directive) do not contain any requirements for route and destination displays. This contract will be used to inform policy decisions on the appropriate requirements for the display of route and destination information systems on buses and coaches. The output may be used to introduce guidance or regulations on this subject to ensure that passenger information of this type is produced to an appropriate and consistent high standard.