When we set-out to create the Open Transport standard, we had in our minds the problem that many transportation customers have:
- Multiple online / self-service accounts
Typically one for each transport provider and another for each Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform.
- Multi-modal journeys
Those commuting, business and pleasure trips that involve more than one mode of transportation.
- Limited time
Or perhaps just a frustrated need to have things “work as I want, when I need them to”.
So we created a common interoperable specification for allowing any transport or mobility account to share transportation-specific data (only). And we made it available as an Open Standard, for free and without caveat or constraint.
So now, this enables a customer to link their participating transport accounts and then use a single website or app to view all this data in a consolidated way.