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National Operator Codes – Why We’re Migrating

22 Nov 2019 by Emer Coleman

TransportAPI’s Director of Delivery Dr David Mountain on our move to NOC Bus operator codes should be simple: each different operator should have their own distinct identifying code, and everyone should use that code, right? If only it was that simple. At the top level, we have the group franchises: First Group; National Express; Stagecoach,...

TransportAPI- keeping millions of transport users happy every day

22 Oct 2019 by Jonathan Raper

Navigating today’s transport system requires the most accurate and up-to-date information available. TransportAPI are trusted by some of the largest transport operators, hubs and authorities in the UK to deliver this information to millions of UK travellers using apps, screens and alerts. Delivering billions of transactions per year to these travellers has required a 100-person...

Pushing toward carbon neutral – TransportAPI is going greener

23 Jul 2019 by Angus Hanton

Better journey planning is at the heart of what TransportAPI does, and this also makes transport more sustainable.  It helps people to use the shortest route but also tends to shift people away from cars towards greener options of shared, public transport.  On a system-wide level our data helps councils and transport companies to plan...

TransportAPI selected to build Transport for the North’s Open Data Hub

12 Jun 2019 by Jonathan Raper

We are delighted to announce that TransportAPI has been selected to deliver the Transport for the North (TfN) Open Data Hub (ODH) working with Trapeze Group. This is part of Phase Two of the £150 million, Department for Transport funded, Integrated and Smart Travel (IST) programme for TfN. The ODH will be TfN’s key data...

TransportAPI Showcase

8 Jun 2019 by Jonathan Raper

TransportAPI was founded as an open data company, and spent 18 months of its early life based at the Open Data Institute. We are proud therefore to continue giving free access to open transport data in a number of different ways. As we have done since 2012, we continue to offer you free transport data...

Dev Ops Engineering Role TransportAPI

22 Feb 2019 by Emer Coleman

TransportAPI is the digital platform for transport. Our Enterprise services power the API backend providing core data supply for the mobile apps and websites for two of the top five transport operators in Britain, First Group and National Express, as well as Heathrow Airport. We work on joint projects with transport authorities such as Transport...

GTFS

5 Dec 2017 by Harry Wood

We’ve recently been converting our bus and train timetable data to GTFS. The General Transit Feed Specification is a simple data format for representing transport timetables as CSV files. Put forward originally by Google, it is now a widely adopted standard, particularly in the US, but increasingly in Europe and here in the UK. We...

TransportAPI is looking for a developer

24 Oct 2017 by Jonathan Raper

TransportAPI is now powering the apps/ websites for First Group and National Express West Midlands, who together serve 25% of the country’s bus and rail market. Delivering this volume of traffic (over 1Bn API hits per year) and solving the integration challenges for the next generation of services is keeping the TransportAPI team very busy....

The footprint of UK bus operators

2 Oct 2017 by Harry Wood

Future Cities Catapult recently asked us what areas UK bus operators cover. We deal with data from over a thousand UK bus operators. In general an operator will run bus services within a particular region, but some larger ones (and particularly operating “groups”) cover multiple regions. We decided to take a look at some of...

The Future Cities Catapult TransportAPI service

5 Sep 2017 by Harry Wood

TransportAPI is available without signing up, in an offering supported by Future Cities Catapult. It’s something we mentioned briefly before, but how does this work? And what are the differences? How to use TransportAPI URLs are described in our API reference docs. Simply use any URL with an fcc. prefix, and without the app_id and...

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