Bus Services Bill: Select Committee welcomes Government support for Talking Buses by admin November 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm News 0 Comment 25 Nov 2016 The Transport Select Committee today released a report into the Bus Services Bill welcoming measures proposed by the Government for major reforms to the bus industry. Powers for local authorities to introduce integrated networks and ticketing; the use of open data to compare offers from providers and the standard fitting of audio-visual equipment on buses to make them more accessible for people with sight and hearing loss, are three major proposals of the Bill. Chair of the Transport Committee, Louise Ellman MP, said: “There is a lot to welcome in this Bill. By giving local authorities new powers and offering practical measures such as improved passenger information and services, these proposals have the potential to bring about significant improvements for both passengers and communities.” Guide Dogs, which has been campaigning for buses to be made more accessible through audio-visual announcements with the Talking Buses campaign, welcomed the Transport Committee’s report. Senior Campaigns Manager, James White, said: “Talking buses give independence to people with sight loss, enabling them to travel on their own and reducing stress and anxiety, which is why the accessible information requirement will be a huge step forward for people with sight loss. We were glad to see that the Transport Select Committee’s report reflects the real benefits that Talking Buses will bring to all bus users; now we need MPs to ensure that the requirements are implemented in as timely a manner as possible.” The Bus Services Bill is due to be debated in Parliament in the next few weeks – email your MP asking them to support Talking Buses at the debate. Source link Related Share This Post: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Post navigation ‹ Previous French Bulldog Puppy Gets Relaxing Massage From Teddy BearNext › Puppy Training – Teaching A Dog To Fetch Related Content Time for pavement parking to hit the road says Guide Dogs Guide dog has given ex-footballer his life back The power of recorded thought Glaucoma- the thief of sight more news from the blog Guide Dogs Celebrates 25 years of Internet Access Puppy Teeth Mobile Pet & Dog Grooming Van for Sale at PetGroomingVans.com Dog Training Tips : How to Scent-Train Your Dog Malinois Puppy Training Lesson Thirteen Emergency Dog Health Care : How to Stabilize a Dog In An Emergency Get Your Health Care Off My Puppy! How To House Train Puppy: Crate Training A Dog – Dog Trainer Dog grooming on West highland terrier Healthy Puppy Tips – San Rocco Cane Corso How to Check a Dog for Ticks and Fleas | Dog’s Health What is clicker training?- dog training Dog training tracking Grooming Your American Eskimo Dog 1 (Wash How to Train Your Dog to NOT RUN AWAY! How to Teach your Dog to STAY while DISTRACTED Choosing the Right Breeder: Puppy Buying Guide (Ep 3) Fluffy Puppy Grooming & Spa Hamburg NY Dog Training – building tolerance to handling Stray Dog with Fleas, Matted Fur is Unrecognizable After Hours of Grooming DIY Dog Toothpaste | how to clean your dogs teeth :) health and beauty Holly And Phillip Meet The Human Puppy | This Morning BABY DOG WHISPERER! Cesar Millan has nothing on her!! Shorkie Puppy Talks to Baby Happy the Japanese Spitz Puppy – Training SWAT DOG TRAINING – IrondogK9 style Dog Grooming & Dog Care (Petco) German Shepherd Guard Dog Training – Dog Documentary How to Care for Newborn Puppies : How to Assess Newborn Puppy Health Puppy and myoclonus jerks Husky puppy drinking water :D (SaiGonHuskyKennel) Off Leash K9 Training Mannequin Challenge | Best Mannequin Challenge | Dogs BARBIE GROOMER Frozen Elsa and Anna Dog Pets & Puppy LPS, MLP DisneyCarToys My Favorite Grooming Products Pup Talk: Getting A New Puppy Add Comment Cancel reply Comment: Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.