Consultation on Bus Service Act AV requirement in 2018

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Iain Stewart MP (Conservative, Milton Keynes South) has asked the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Bus Services Act 2017, when he plans to issue the guidance and regulations on audio-visual next-stop announcements on bus services.

Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Transport, responded: “The Bus Services Act 2017 incorporates powers to introduce an accessible information requirement, mandating the provision of audible and visible information on local bus services in Great Britain.

“We are currently working with stakeholders to develop the detail of the requirement, including timescales for its implementation, with a view to consulting publicly in 2018. Following consideration of the consultation responses, we expect to publish regulations and accompanying guidance when the Parliamentary timetable permits.”