29 Sep '14, 11am

Transport Direct is closing - what's the plan for comprehensive, integrated travel info now? We need #opendata

Government-backed Transport Direct is currently the only website to allow people planning a journey to compare journey times, transport modes, prices and environmental impact across the entire country. Martin Abrams, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said: “The loss of Transport Direct will leave a substantial gap in transport information at a time when the Government really should be supporting transport companies to open up their data, not keep it under wraps. As the Department for Transport’s own strategy emphasises, the technology to give passengers up to date information that enables them to make efficient and sustainable transport choices is readily available – what we need is a commitment from the transport industry to share the information itself.” The decision to close Transport Direct is in stark contrast to the Department for Transport'...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/transport-direct-closes...

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