Open Transport presenting at Transport Ticketing Global 2020

To help promote our work and raise awareness of our recent Open Standards for transport account interoperability‚Ķ Open Transport is presenting at Transport Ticketing Global 2020. The session is called: “Open Transport: The future of Integrated Transport Customer Accounts” And the outline is:The Open Transport initiative has created and published Open Standards for transport account […]

Revised logos for Open Transport

As the Open Transport initiative is getting more press coverage and attention, we have been asked to provide logos and brand assets to other sites & publications. Therefore we have decided to get the ones we already had updated in more detail and with consistent colours. We therefore ask anyone using our logo (e.g. on […]

Recent Open Transport press coverage

Since the launch of version 1 of the Open Transport API specifications on Monday 3rd January 2020, there has been a lot of interest in our work. Here’s a couple of news sites where we have been mentioned: Intelligent TransportOpen Transport Initiative launches open standard for transport interoperability Railway Gazette / Metro ReportOpen standards launched […]

Open Transport v1 APIs now on ProgrammableWeb

We are glad to announce that our two Open Transport API specifications have been submitted and accepted by ProgrammableWeb, the Web’s defacto journal of the API economy. https://www.programmableweb.com/api/open-transport-initiative-uk-rest-api-v10 On our listing page we have explained that the Open Transport initiative provides two different Open Standard API specifications for free usage since v1.0: 1. Customer-account A […]

Open Standard launch Press Release : 3 Jan 2020

Today is an important date for the Open Transport initiative, with the official launch of Version 1 of the Open Transport Application Programming Interface (API) specifications and their conversion to an Open Standard. Our full Press Release can be viewed online here:https://www.prfire.com/submission/open-transport-now-open-for-business/ If you would like to know more: contact@opentransport.co.uk

3 questions to ask any transport start-up in 2020

As we start a new year (and also a new decade) some entrepreneurs and innovative types will be thinking about novel ideas and approaches to transportation for the year(s) ahead. And quite possibly utilising modern technology and maybe even a micro-mobility solution.Therefore perhaps Hayden’s idea of a solar-powered skateboard start-up in Glasgow might eventually become […]

Planning our Open Standard "version 1" launch

The Open Transport initiative has made some great progress so far. With a range of different transport and data specialists providing feedback on our draft API specifications until the peer review period closed recently. It therefore looks like we will be able to create a first complete version of our API specifications as-planned for the […]

More ABT schemes, more locked in data

ABT is the acronym for Account Based Ticketing (or Account Based Travel, to give it a more appropriate name). This is the concept where customers use a central “back office” account for transport, rather than buy individual tickets in advance. This account allows either pre-pay functionality (where the customer adds funds to the account beforehand […]

Peer review period now closed

Yesterday, Friday 20th¬†December, was the final date that was set for feedback and questions of our two different draft API specifications. customer-accountCustomer API for open-transport standard operator-infoCentral look-up / directory for referencing operator API locations, including “customer-account” resources We are now finalising version 1 (v1) in preparation for its launch on Friday 3rd January 20200. […]