Our aim for the Open Transport Initiative is for it to be adopted as a standard by as many transport operators and MaaS platforms as possible. It is why we plan to make v1.0 an Open Standard and freely available without conditions or constraints. “So what do the participating organisations expect to get out of […]
The incremental delivery of the the Open Transport initiative has been the plan since it started. Trying to deliver (what we believe) all the functionality the transport industry needs at once Would not be realistic, given the limited resources of the founding team Does not allow for flexibility in delivery over time, as our understanding […]
We have been asked if it is possible to list out the possible benefits of releasing and adopting a standard for transport account interoperability. So here are a few we have come up with: Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) needs to provide a joined-up view of transportation made across multiple modes to the customer. This is especially relevant […]
In previous posts we have mentioned the need for a centralised look-up service for all transport / mobility providers. This is needed (especially in the early stages of the Open Transport standard) to enforce data consistency between those who have adopted it. To achieve this, the Open Transport team have agreed that we need to […]
There is a great post about the Open Transport initiative from Moya of Ideal Interface on the Digit website this week.https://digit.fyi/open-transport-shaking-up-the-transport-sector/ The article leads with the line: “Open Transport is creating a standard way that transport customers can securely integrate their accounts together and share some transport data. “ It answers some very useful questions that […]
Open Transport Initiative launches New Standard for Transport and Mobility Interoperability “Open Transport aims to do for the transport sector what Open Banking has done for the Financial Services sector.” Today, International Standards Day (14th October) sees the launch of a new standard in the transport and mobility sector. The publication of a draft Open […]
Today in International Standards Day and we have issued a Press Release about the launch of our latest API specification. https://www.prfire.com/submission/open-transport-initiative-launches-new-standard-for-transport-and-mobility-interoperability-2/
Following a review and feedback from transport industry representatives we have updated our API Specification to version 0.9. This release, in the opinion of the Open Transport initiative members, is now ready for wider peer review. A vital step in it becoming an Open Standard for transport and mobility account interoperability. https://app.swaggerhub.com/apis/open-transport/customer-account/0.9
We’ve adopted a new logo (and colours) to help with our identity and communications. The design represents an obvious technology connection and a subtle transport one too (square has a round ‘tunnel’ and the rectangular a dotted line ‘road / rail’ association).
Open Transport now has a Linkedin page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-transport-initiative/ Although this blog is the main method of communicating what we are doing on a day-to-day basis with the creation and adoption of the Open Standard for transport account interoperability, the Linkedin page is also useful for communications (and for for building the profile of this initiative).