Open Transport welcomes legislation to mandate transport industry participation in Smart Data initiatives

On 9th September 2020 the UK Government published its response to the Smart Data Review conducted in 2019. The report, titled “Next steps for Smart Data. Putting consumers and SMEs in control of their data and enabling innovation” not only cites the success of Open Banking, with the UK leading the way, it also states …

MaaS 2 MaaS : enabling Mobility-as-a-Service interoperability

There’s a gold rush currently underway in the Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) market, as the different providers of MaaS platform vendors look to sign-up cities and regions to use their products rather than those of their competition. However, for those living, working or travelling near the intersection of two or more geographically different transport regions, this may …

Open Transport Founder shortlisted for Digital Technology Award

Details of the 10th Annual ScotlandIS Digital Technology awards has been released today. So we are please to announce that Hayden Sutherland, our Founder & Chair, has been shortlisted in the category of “Unsung Hero Award” for his work on The Open Transport Initiative. The judging panel included experts, champions, and influencers from across the …

Why does the Transport & Mobility sector need an Open Standard?

There are various parties who would benefit from the adoption of an Open Standard for transport account integration. Firstly, the customer. Currently, there is no way for an individual to link their online accounts across the different transport providers. As an example, there are 26 different train operators in the UK alone, most with their …

Comparing Transport & Mobility Mode Definitions

As part of the Open Transport Initiative’s work to create our centralised Operator-Info API specification, we also had to create a definition of transport and mobility modes. Yes, there are other definitions for some modes of transport in different mobility specifications. However none of them covered all the modes of transport a modern mobility ecosystem …

Example Use Cases for a Centralised Operator API

We have been asked to provide some example scenarios in which an API designed to our Centralised Operator API Open Standard specification could be used. Here are a couple: Example Use Case 1A transport authority or agency creates an innovation programme and need to provide a definitive list and URLs of all data sources that …

Plans for our Central Operator-Info API

Back at the beginning of 2020, The Open Transport Initiative launched two different API designs as Open Standards. The first was our Customer-account API: A standard way to facilitate peer-to-peer transport data. This gained a lot of attention and is currently the focus of our drive towards transport data sharing and account interoperability. The second …

Beyond Open Transport

Open Transport is our pioneering initiative to change the transport and mobility landscape for the benefit of its customers. Using integrated and shared data via open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) we want to create better transport services and improve innovation and competition. We see the widespread adoption of an Open Standard for customer account interoperability …

The Open Transport Initiative – Gaining Recognition

Covid-19 has changed the working environment for many people and has definitely changed their approach to spending. Often this is reflected in the corporate world, with a more cautious approach to investment and innovation, as organisations play safe during uncertainty. This topic is something we have been discussing at the Open Transport Initiative. We have …

Open Transport enables a comprehensive and open MaaS ecosystem

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) needs data for it to work. More specifically it needs data about the transportation purchases and usage of its customers. Therefore having access to a broader and more comprehensive set of mobility data over a decent period of time (and over all modes of transportation) provides a better understanding of the different transportation …