NJ Transit testing new app that gives hearing or visually impaired real-time bus info

NJ Transit is piloting a new app to help bus riders who might be hard of hearing or visually impaired get real-time bus information.

New signs with large, colorful QR codes will be installed at 51 bus stops in New Brunswick — serving the xx routes — and will provide real-time bus departure information, route detours and other stop information in large text and through audio to assist customers…

Using the camera on a smartphone or other mobile device, customers can scan the new colorful QR codes on the signs, which can be scanned by riders up to 60 feet away — 12 times the distance of traditional QR codes, according to a press release announcing the program…

News of the pilot program comes just weeks after customers complained that navigation apps such as Transit, Moovit and CityMapper no longer include NJ Transit’s real-time bus departure information.

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