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The power of open data: improving experiences for operators and public transport riders – WEBINAR
January 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Creating a more connected, collaborative and open approach to transport data will be essential to supporting the long term recovery of public transport across the globe. However, a barrier often associated with the sharing of any form of data is the concern from the information source as to how data consumers will use this data.
Zoning in on the United Kingdom, this webinar introduces the Department for Transport’s Bus Open Data Service (BODS), the new UK regulation that requires Bus Operators to provide timetables, real-time vehicle locations, and ticketing/fare information in a central data depository.
BODS is a real-world case study of a transparent approach to sharing transport data in partnership with mobility services and trip planners for the benefit of riders and agencies, and enables developers to use that data to improve passenger information through different tools and applications.
In the session, Moovit will highlight how it uses open data from source through to public transport users, and West Yorkshire Combined Authority will talk about the benefits their local riders already experience from their approach of embracing open data.
Key learning points
- What is the UK Bus Open Data Service (BODS) and how will it help data publishers, data consumers, and operators?
- What are the current and emerging needs of riders and how can operators use open data meaningfully to benefit users of public transport?
- How can sharing transport data change the rider experience now and in the future?