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 […]

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┬áDecember, 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. […]

Further uses for the “operator-info” look-up service

As well as releasing a “customer-account” API specification (for the consistent integration of purchase, usage and concession transport data), we have also published an “operator-info” specification too. This “operator-info” is our design for a central transport look-up for both validating key mobility data and providing references to each transport operator’s account APIs, including participating “customer-account” […]