Analyse Bus Open Data (ABOD) is a new extension service to the Bus Open Data Service (BODS), that provides free-to-access reporting and analytics to operators and authorities nationally.
The service is available now, providing a dashboard overview, feed monitoring, and on-time performance analyses. Further features will also be added later in the year to provide geography-based views of network performance, along with other insights.
Analyse Bus Open Data is part of the Department for Transport’s ongoing investment in bus services, and supports the recently-announced National Bus Strategy, by helping government, local authorities, and bus operators to:
- perform existing bus data analysis in faster and easier ways
- produce more accurate and detailed performance analysis reports
- improve on collaboration between different organisations
- identify network improvement opportunities
- inform transport policy and compliance monitoring across the industry
RTIG is supporting the Department for Transport by promoting the service to ensure operators and authorities know about the service and how they can use it.
We will be holding a series of webinars over the coming months, together with DfT’s technical supplier Ito World, to demonstrate ABOD features and help users understand how to maximise its potential.
Operators and authorities who have not yet received an invitation to get access to ABOD can also request this during the webinars – or in advance by emailing BusOpenData@dft.gov.uk .
Corridor and route segment analysis is being introduced in ABOD this autumn.
This will help you identify pinch points in your network, spot opportunities to improve bus on time performance, and deliver a better service for passengers.
In this webinar we will show you how to create and monitor corridors and route segments in ABOD.