In the Smarter Moves report, we called for transport operators to make their data available to application developers. Well, it seems to be happening…according to online newsletter Transport Xtra, “Bus timetable information has been made available for smartphone app developers for the first time in the UK.
The Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive has made available full bus timetable data broken down for every stop. This follows Transport for London’s lifting of restrictions on the commercial reuse of their data in June.
An LTT-sponsored Travel 2020 event will provide the first national industry forum to discuss the harnessing of open source data, with Google and TTR leading the debate.”
I would put a link into the Transport Xtra site, but the article is behind a pay wall. For more detail on the TFL announcement, see here.