Parts 1 and 2 of the new standard for communications between content management systems and displays have been published.
Following a workshop earlier in January this document has been produced to help understand how customer information systems can better be managed during the current driver shortage.
This document identifies a number of actions that may help the industry longer term with managing high volumes of short notice changes and cancellations.
In 2017, through the Bus Services Act, the government introduced powers to require the provision of audible and visible information on local bus services throughout Great Britain.
When enacted, this will require bus operators to equip their vehicles with display screens to provide next stop information and audio systems to announce the information - using both speakers and induction loops.
Passenger counting technology has developed significantly over recent years - with a much wider range of technologies used. Greater accuracy and implementation is now standard in some countries, though within the UK there are still few implementations on-bus.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people approach many situations, but none so drastically as how they contend with, and avoid, crowds.