Transit riders will notice changes on board City buses that aim to improve accessibility for passengers with visual and hearing impairments. As of Monday, February 25, all Lethbridge Transit buses are equipped with both a digital display and audio announcement of the next stop.
Those with hearing impairments will now be able to read the next stop and riders with visual impairments will hear the stops announced via the bus sound system.
"Accessibility and mobility are extremely important on any transit system," says Mike Ross, Transit Systems Operations Supervisor. "We are excited to be able to provide this new feature to make it easier for our entire community to use transit."
New technology has been installed throughout the Transit fleet, programed with all 640 bus stops across the City. Extensive testing has taken place over the last several months to monitor volume levels determining what will best meet the needs of riders and drivers.
This new initiative has been funded through the provincial Greentrip grant and the Federal Gas Tax.
For real-time transit information, download our Lethbridge Transit app for iOS or android devices or visit lethbridgetransit.ca.
Mike Ross, Transit System Operations Supervisor
City of Lethbridge