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Unread 23-12-2005, 22:30   #18
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In Boston there's a law requiring ALL public transport vechicles to make announcements, including busses.

If there's no automatic system in place, the driver has to do it on a mic, or in some of the MBTA's oldest busses, by shouting down the bus at each stop.

The new busses all had GPS-based systems that announced each major junction and stop the bus passed. They also had external speakers which announced info about the bus at the stop!

The on-train systems were audio-only but comparable to the Luas and the DART when it's system works.
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