The Open Transport elevator pitch

We regularly get asked for a short description of what Open Transport specifically is (our ‘elevator pitch’). So, we thought we would share this here: Open Transport is the first & only Open Standard for Transport and Mobility account interoperability. It is best described simply as the “Open Banking for Transport”. The standard, released on […]

Proposed changes to the Open Transport specifications

The two Open Transport API specifications were published as Open Standards on 3rd January 2020. Since then the Board has received the following Change Requests to modify and improve these designs: CR001API: Centralised Operator-info APIChange: The addition of another “mode”, that of: “016: suspended cable car”.Plus also some mapping work to clarify the use of […]

Open Transport & Cliff Notes Podcast Interview

In a recent interview with Cliff Notes Podcast host Tristan Bailey, Hayden Sutherland Founder and Chair of the Open Transport initiative shares his thoughts on Transport and Mobility account interoperability. In the interview they cover:– What the Open Transport standards?– What is an Open Standard?– What are Open Transport helping businesses with?– Is there a […]

A request from Open Transport

We have had a frantic 2019 to get the “the first global Open Standard for transport account interoperability” launched last month (3rd January 2020 to be exact). And now we are busy pushing for its adoption and acceptance across the transport industry. To help with this aim we have a simple request. The Board of […]

Rail Innovation recognition for Open Transport Founder

The Open Transport Initiative is delighted with the announcement from the Rail Innovation Group that founding member and chair, Hayden Sutherland, has been appointed to their Hall of Recognition for services to innovation in the transportation industry and most specifically for the development of the Open Transport Initiative. This nomination is for a person contributing […]

Dan Schoenhofen appointed to Open Transport Board

The Open Transport initiative has appointed smart ticketing and public transport expert Dan Schoenhofen to its Board. Dan has over a decade of public transport ticketing experience across a variety of modes and operators. He was a key contributor to the successful £300m business case for the modernisation of the Glasgow Subway and, as part […]

Open Transport presentation at Transport Ticketing Global 2020

Hayden Sutherland, Founder & Chair of the Open Transport initiative gave this presentation yesterday (28th January 2020) at the Transport Ticketing Global 2020 event in London. Introduction to Open Transport Hayden Sutherland IntroductionHayden Sutherland o Founder and Chair of the Open Transport InitiativeDirector of Ideal Interface, a digital consultancyThe work I am presenting is a […]

Open Transport appoints Gregor Johnston to Board

The Open Transport initiative has appointed technology delivery expert Gregor Johnston to the Board. Gregor is an IT Consultant, Project Manager and Technical Architect highly experienced in delivering and implementing complex solutions across numerous business sectors including Transportation, Finance and Telecommunications. Gregor has worked with clients throughout the UK, Europe and North America through multinational […]