May 01 2024

The first major implementation date requiring audio and visual announcements on local services is 1 October 2024.

To help with preparation, Accessible Information Awareness sessions will take place on Wednesday 1 May from 13:00 to 16:00hrs at the Black Watch Museum, Perth PH1 5HR

Please email the CPT Scotland team to sign up.

The sessions are free to attend and open to all CPT members and aim to provide assistance with compliance. For example, will your hearing loops, used for providing route information, have an annual check?

There will also be a session where members can hear about Bus Open Data as work progresses for it's introduction in Scotland.

You and/or relevant members of your team may join one or both sessions, based on your needs. The sessions are planned as follows:

1st Session 13:00-14:30hrs - Accessible Information Awareness (Route/Next Stop Announcement Legal Requirements)

Find out what the new rules mean for operators and stay compliant. Our face-to-face session, led by CPT Operations Manager Gavin Miller will include:

  • Key implementation dates
  • Grant information for small operators
  • What information needs to be provided
  • Which services are in scope and exemptions
  • The standards required in providing information
  • Hardware possibilities
  • Q&A

2nd Session 14:45-16:00hrs - Bus Open Data Service

This will be an opportunity for members to find out more about BODS, difficulties, lessons learned and things to avoid:

  • Understand the key benefits of publishing high quality data to BODS
  • How BODS has evolved since implementation in England
  • Understand key themes and difficulties faced regarding BODS data