INSFRASTRUCTURES * USA: Metro Transit buses to begin self-announcing stops
* Minnesota- The agency is implementing ADA requirements to announce stops to hearing and visually impaired riders
Minneapolis,MINN,USA -The Star Tribune, by TIM HARLOW -August 12, 2014: -- Metro Transit will begin rolling out new automated audio and digital announcements featuring information about routes and destinations this month, helping hearing and visually impaired riders... Each time the driver opens the door, a recording will announce to passengers waiting on the curb the route number, direction of travel and its destination. It also will remind them to have their fares ready... Inside the bus, a female voice will inform riders when the bus is approaching a stop, one of 200 landmarks and key transfer points for riders who need to catch other buses. Digital messages with the same information will scroll across a screen at the front of the bus, said Jason Podany, automated bus announcement project manager...