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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...

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...

TransportAPI to provide data platform for new National Express WM services

30 Aug 2017 by Jonathan Raper

We are excited to announce that National Express West Midlands (NXWM) has appointed TransportAPI to provide our Enterprise service to power new NXWM digital services being launched this autumn. TransportAPI will be working with NXWM partners including McCann Birmingham to integrate a range of data feeds to enhance digital services over the next two years....

Digital Transport Exchange and thoughts on openness

17 Jul 2017 by Harry Wood

At the Digital Transport Exchange conference last week our own Jonathan Raper lead a session in which he asked us to collaboratively develop predictions for digital transport infrastructure, framing it as comparable to the building of the railways, and the various phases of development that went through. The railways went through a period of having...

We’re at Digital Transport Exchange

4 Jul 2017 by Harry Wood

We’re at Digital Transport Exchange conference and exhibition in Oxford this week. Described as bringing together a “rapidly developing yet still disparate sector. From client data champions to cutting-edge data developers” it’s a great show for us. Maybe we’ll see you there on our stand D1! There’s still time to register if you are interested...

TransportAPI wraps up the Accelerate project with London Underground and ustwo

9 Jun 2017 by Jonathan Raper

After 18 months of hard work, TransportAPI, ustwo and London Underground have successfully closed out the Accelerate project at the final review with InnovateUK and the Rail Safety and Standards Board. Accelerate was funded under the ‘Enhancing customer experience in rail travel’ programme and aimed to gather data from travelling smartphone users to support a new dialogue between the...

Future Cities Catapult

30 May 2017 by Jonathan Raper

TransportAPI are proud to announce a renewed collaboration with Future Cities Catapult (FCC). FCC specialises in urban strategies, connected cities and urban data science and aims to drive innovation and growth in these areas.   This year we shall be working with them on accelerating innovation in urban smart mobility. This work will be based...

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