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Data Quality: why we measure it and how it benefits you

5 Oct 2021 by David Mountain

Data quality is fundamental to everything we do at TransportAPI. We ingest data sources from across the industry and have learned the signs of what good and poor quality data looks like. We mitigate for issues as much as we are able, but fundamentally, improvement is driven by reporting specific problems back to data source...

New Product Release: TAPI Rail Information

29 Sep 2021 by David Mountain

At TransportAPI, we have been serving rail schedules data and real-time information (RTI) for almost ten years. Today we are relaunching our rail offer as TAPI Rail Information, inline with our other Managed Services. Clients who trust us to serve their customers with accurate rail passenger information include Great Western Railway, Heathrow, Avanti West Coast,...

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...