Regina Transit Installs Audible Stop Announcement System and Accessible Bus Stops

Regina, November 3, 2015

News Release

Regina Transit Installs Audible Stop Announcement System and Accessible Bus Stops

Regina Transit will introduce an audible stop announcement (ASA) system on its conventional transit buses. The audible system will announce each upcoming stop along the route. This will benefit all customers, in particular, persons with low vision and those new to Regina. Regina’s system is expected to be running by the end of January 2016.

“This is an important step in making our conventional buses more accessible,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “This will ensure equitable access to transportation for those who have disabilities.”

Transit properties across Canada are installing ASA’s on their conventional buses to make their transit service more user-friendly and accessible to customers with disabilities.

“The audible stop announcements will benefit customers by notifying them of upcoming bus stop locations to ensure they arrive at the correct destination,” said Brad Bells, Director of Transit Services. “Customers can relax and enjoy the bus ride knowing their stop will be announced audibly.”

Regina Transit has also installed six accessible pilot bus stops along 11th Avenue, at the Cornwall Centre. Regina Transit has consulted with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and the Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) to ensure they are meeting the needs of a person with a disability. The new bus stops include a bright yellow pole and schedule holder, with braille and raised lettering information on a plaque.

Regina Transit is collecting feedback on these pilot bus stops and encourages customers to call Service Regina at 306-777-7000 with any questions or comments.

For more information on Transit Services, visit Regina.ca.

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Media contact only:
Desirae Bernreuther
Communications Department
306-777-7486