We have been asked if it is possible to list out the possible benefits of releasing and adopting a standard for transport account interoperability. So here are a few we have come up with:
- Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) needs to provide a joined-up view of transportation made across multiple modes to the customer. This is especially relevant in more fragmented/ deregulated markets where the details of tickets, journeys and other data can be scattered around numerous accounts.
- Bespoke integration between systems and applications create lock-in between transport providers and their vendors, meaning there is reduced flexibility in implementing best-of-breed solutions.
- Open Standards for APIs save time on the analysis and specification of technical interfaces (we’ve therefore done the work in advance)