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UK council uses 'open data' approach for transport planning


6 Jan, 2016 11:52 am

Bristol City Council is providing easy and free access to a wealth of transport data in one place.

The council is opening up a specific Application Programming Interface (API) for software developers to use when building transport intelligence apps.


The Bristol API (Transport) supports the Council's approach to opening up data sets, as it already does through the Bristol Open Data portal and is being further developed by the Bristol Is Open project.


The new web-based service has been specifically designed to provide information such as live bus and train times, stop locations, route maps and other data.


Developers interested in building apps, websites, connected devices or even customer information displays will be able to use transport data for Bristol and the West of England region completely free for the next year.



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