Travelling by bus has been made easier for passengers with visual impairments thanks to new Real Time Information (RTI) technology available in some of Portsmouth’s bus stops. Real Time Information works with GPS data from detectors installed in each bus to calculate how far away the bus is from the stop and how long the bus will take to arrive.
This information is displayed at the bus stop. The new pole-mounted and bus-shelter units include technology which, when activated, announces bus arrival times. The word ‘info’ is written in braille on the push button unit, which can be found on the bus stop pole. Once pressed, the bus times will be announced. RTI units in bus shelters work with a special audio fob.
Find more information about the audio fob, including details about locations and instructions on how to use it on our audio fob information page.