Mobility as a Service development company Moovit has announced it’s going to use Transport for the North’s Open Data Hub to gather “precise disruptions data, giving riders all the tools they need to get to their destination with confidence”.
TfN’s Open Data Hub platform provides open-source fares and disruption data for developers, to enable riders of North England’s public transport services with the tools they need to more easily plan and ride efficient, accurate and safe journeys. It is part of TfN’s £150m Integrated and Smart
Travel programme initiative.
Moovit and TfN say that together, they will provide passengers with Moovit’s free iOS, Android, and Web app to “get to their destination with peace of mind, through the convenience of a single platform”. Moovit provides users real-time arrival information, a Live Directions feature with Get Off alerts to provide step-by-step guidance for the entire journey.
“Moovit’s mission is to simplify urban mobility, and since 2012 we have worked with thousands of transport agencies across 3,200 cities in 106 countries to make that a reality,” said Yovav Meydad, Chief Growth and Marketing Officer at Moovit. “Together with TfN and its Open Data
Hub, we can give passengers the best and most advanced tools to help them get to their destination with assurance.”
Transport for the North’s Integrated and Smart Travel Director, Jeremy Acklam, added, “Transport for the North is working with our local authority partners to enhance the provision of digital journey information and to make this as widely available as possible for passengers right across our region.”