Lithuanian Language State Commission - "pointless" to install signs in English on Vilnius buses

  • 2015-09-02

The Lithuanian Language State Commission has refused to support a public transport initiative to install signs in English on buses heading to-and-from Vilnius international airport. 

A statement issued by the commission on Wednesday September 2, 2015, read: “Attention should be paid to the fact that the main elements on any bus route in Vilnius are location names, which have not been translated.

“Therefore, it is pointless to install signs on buses in English.”

The commission believes transport information for foreign tourists should be made available at bus stops and public information stands.

Vilniaus Viesasis Transportas (Vilnius Public Transport) had asked the Lithuanian Language State Commission and the State Language Inspectorate about the possibility to install bilingual information signs on buses to make travel easier for tourists arriving to Vilnius. 

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