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New Product Release: TAPI Bus Fares

17 Sep 2021 by David Mountain

We are proud to launch TAPI Bus Fares: a managed service which delivers fresh bus fares data to you, via Britain’s first Bus Fares API. The 2017 Bus Services Act requires Bus Operators to publish timetables, locations and fares for all the services that they run. From January 2021, data has been released on the...

TransportAPI evolves the free offer

16 Aug 2021 by Jonathan Raper

TransportAPI replaces its permanent but limited free service with a free trial with more access and more data

TransportAPI Release Interactive Usage Examples

24 Jun 2021 by David Mountain

At TransportAPI we are lucky enough to see the things that developers using our API build every day. There are some magnificent examples out there, from the First Bus app with its need for high quality data, high performance and robust architecture. Through to Balena IO’s Chris Crocker-White who developed a Raspberry Pi powered live...

TransportAPI is becoming a Managed Service provider in Transport

24 Sep 2020 by Jonathan Raper

We are a band of self-confessed geeks here at TransportAPI, and we like to concentrate on delivery at scale and with high data quality. We have been delivering billions of data responses per year to large organisations such as First Group, National Express and Transport for the North (amongst others) since 2012 and we now...

Innovating in Transport Data in a time of COVID-19

6 Jul 2020 by Emer Coleman

TransportAPI has worked closely with First Group for a number of years as its Managed Service provider of choice for transport data. We are continuously iterating our software and had rolled out our new Buses on a Map functionality before the onset of COVID-19. This feature was widely welcomed by First Group App users. And then,...

Transport for the North Open Beta release of SIRI-SX disruption messaging by TransportAPI

5 May 2020 by Jonathan Raper

At a time of huge change in public transport due to CoronaVirus it is especially important to have the most up-to-date information on your journey. However, until now non-rail disruption information has been published separately by each operator and/or local authority and there was no one place to go for updates on the services you...

TransportAPI and COVID-19

20 Mar 2020 by David Mountain

Like so many other organisations around the World, we at TransportAPI have had our workloads radically reprioritised as a result of COVID-19. We’ve temporarily paused many of the long-term projects we have been working on, and instead focussed on how we can provide the most accurate schedule and real time transport information we can, at...

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,...

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