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All Aboard! Bus Open Data Workshop - LONDON

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Urban Innovation Centre

1 Sekforde Street



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Thursday 23 November
Urban Innovation Centre, London

The Department for Transport (DfT) in collaboration with ODI Leeds is holding workshops, in three locations in England, in November and December 2017.

These workshops will give local authorities, bus operators, transport data providers, and other interested stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the open data provisions in the Bus Services Act 2017.

Who should attend a workshop?

DfT is developing a robust open data platform/policy that will deliver the best outcomes for passengers. These workshops will be of interest to:

  • Local authorities

  • Bus operators – including small-medium sized operators

  • Transport data providers and users

  • Digital developers – including journey planner providers

  • Organisations representing bus passengers and the bus industry

  • Transport academics

Why attend?

DfT is keen to hear from you about how bus open data could work in practice and for users to shape next steps of the legislative framework i.e. the Bus Services Act (2017).

Although we will do our best to allow everyone an opportunity to attend, places are limited so we advise early sign up.

We look forward to seeing you!


13:00 - 13:30 Meet, greet, and coffee

Grab a cuppa and take a seat, get to know the other attendees.

13:30 - 14:15 Introduction and overview of BSA Act 2017

Types of information that can be required and made openly available via legislation

  • Full route and timetable data for journey planning
  • Live information (Real time and disruption data)
  • Punctuality data
  • Fares and ticket types
  • Information on stopping places - National Public transport access nodes (NaPTAN)

14:15 - 15:15 Lightning Talks

Traveline - what we already know

TfN - what they're trying to achieve

DfT - update on discovery/what need know Arriva

TfL - the value added for London

ODI - the art of the possible

15:15 – 16:30

Break out working groups

- what works

- what needs to happen

- what shouldn't happen

16:30 - 17:00

Wrap up and discussion, final thoughts from the day, and discussion about what needs to happen next.

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