The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced new initiatives to remove barriers for disabled people as they return to public transport after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. An audit of UK train stations is currently underway to help form a public database allowing people to better plan their journeys. Network Rail is expected to install tactile paving at station platforms and develop a new app to simplify communication with rail staff. Buses will need to provide audible and visual announcements onboard and the government will provide £3.5m to smaller companies to facilitate this. Taxis and private hire vehicles will also be subject to new legislation protecting disabled passengers from being overcharged.