What do you mean FREE?

Open Transport is an initiative that has released two different Open Standards for transport and mobility account interoperability. But one of the most common questions we get asked is about whether our work is really free or not. Why standards?Standards are needed with technology, to ensure that more than one developer or vendor can work […]

Update of “operator-info” API specification to v1.1

Today we are announcing a update of our “operator-info” API specification to version 1.1.0 This important update to our original Open Standard published in January now incorporates three specific change requests CR001The addition of another “mode”, that of “016 – suspended cable car”. Also now reflected in our Mode API reference implementation at https://open-transport.azure-api.net/mode CR002Change […]

Open Transport enables a consolidated view of mobility accounts

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 journeysThose commuting, business and pleasure trips that involve more than one mode of transportation. Limited […]

Update of “customer-account” API specification to v1.0.1

Today we are announcing a update of our “customer-account” API specification to version 1.0.1 This small-but-important update from our original Open Standard is backwards compatible with v1.0 , with the addition of an “account-balance” for each purchase / product. Therefore making the standard more useful for the interoperability of those accounts that store a monetary […]

Open Transport Mode Definitions

We have been asked by several organisations to publish a table of mode definitions, as used in our Open Standard: ID Mode  Description 001 on foot  where the person is a pedestrian (used for complete end-to-end journey mapping) 002 cycle includes both human-powered pedal cycle and ebike, typically rented or shared but also possibly privately […]