Start thinking differently about transport & mobility data

The transport and mobility sector is seeing the benefit of publishing Open Data (data that is made freely available without license or limitation). For example, the release of Open Data by Transport for London (TfL) was calculated by Deloitte as generating annual economic benefits and savings of up to £130m for travellers, London and TfL …

Winning ‘Ticketing Enabler of the Year’ at Transport Ticketing Awards

This is a great week for The Open Transport Initiative. Not only have we launched the Data Spectrum for Transport and Mobility to an enthusiastic reception, but we are now also delighted to win Ticketing Enabler of the Year 2021 at the Global Transport and Ticketing Awards. This is a new category for the Transport …

Launching The Data Spectrum for Transport & Mobility

Today we launched ‘The Data Spectrum for Transport and Mobility’ in partnership with MaaS Scotland. This follows a detailed piece of work to adapt the Data Spectrum from the Open Data Institute specifically to transport and mobility data. Further details are available on this page:https://opentransport.co.uk/the-data-spectrum-for-transport-mobility/ This diagram is a significant step forward in the data …

Shortlisted for new Transport Ticketing Award

The Open Transport Initiative is delighted to have been shortlisted for the category ‘Ticketing Enabler of the Year’ at the Transport Ticketing Awards. https://www.transport-ticketing.com/awards-categories/2021-short-list This is a new category for 2021 and recognises the importance that enabling layers play in the success of transport and mobility services.   Hayden Sutherland, Founder & Chair of The …

Open, shared and closed data for micro-mobility

Yesterday (27th May 2021) our Founder & Chair Hayden Sutherland gave a talk on “Data standards for micro-mobility providers, authorities & customers” to the Transport Data Initiative. In this presentation he covered: The language of data (how terminology is mixed up and confusing) Definitions for the terms Open Data & Shared Data The draft Data Spectrum for Transport …

Using data-driven mobility to transform the world

Yesterday (18th May 2021) our Chair & Founder Hayden Sutherland took part in a Shaping Mobility webinar on the topic of “How data-driven mobility transforms the world”. This session, organised and moderated by PTV Group, had input from other respected transport industry specialists from the UK Department of Transport and TomTom. The topics discussed included: …

Open Transport & Modal present at Geospatial Data Transport Challenge

Today Open Transport Initiative Founder Hayden Sutherland and Paul Coster, co-founder and CEO of Modal, presented at “Geospatial Data in Transport: A Snapshot of Innovative Projects”. This virtual event showcased innovative projects that were funded through the ‘SBRI: Using Geospatial Data to Solve Transport Challenges Phase 1’ competition. This was the culmination of a £2m …

Make Transport & Mobility Data FAIR

There is a growing awareness of the role and benefits of good data management and usage. Industry, academia, legislators and even day-to-day consumers of digital services now see or receive the advantages of structured, standardised and stewarded information for both humans and machines. The transport and mobility sector is, like many others, currently going through …

University of Glasgow Students release Guidance for Implementation of Open Transport APIs

From October 2020 to March 2021 students from University of Glasgow 3rd Year Computer Science team CS21 have been working with the Open Transport Initiative as part of their Professional Software Development Honours project. Their agreed goal was to provide a proof of concept, illustrating how the Open Transport Initiative API specifications can be implemented …

University of Glasgow Students (CS20) use Open Transport APIs for successful project

Intro: We are a team of third year Computing Science students at the University of Glasgow.  Project aims: To use the Open Transport API specifications to demonstrate the sharing of customer data between transport operators.  Timescale: 14th October 2020 – 31st March 2021  Names: Torrin McQueen, Tomas Mikus, Paul Traynor, Kameron Eralp, Jamie McKay  Approach: With Django, we created an example Operator lookup and model Operator site “Zebras”. The …