Analyse Bus Open Data (ABOD) is an 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 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 have been holding a series of webinars over year, 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 request this by emailing BusOpenData@dft.gov.uk.
New users training workshop
Authorities and operators can use Analyse Bus Open Data (ABOD) free of charge to view insightful analyses and generate reports on bus performance in their area. This webinar is aimed at new or inexperienced ABOD users. We will walk you through the ABOD features and what they mean, so you can get the most of out the service.
Wednesday 22 Sept, 1300-1400
Bus Service Improvement Plans: How to use Analyse Bus Open Data to support them
Authorities must introduce Bus Service Improvement Plans (BSIPs) this autumn, as part of the National Bus Strategy. Using authorities' most common BSIP metrics, we will show you how to use ABOD to analyse and monitor these going forward.
Tuesday 5 Oct, 1300-1400
Analyse Bus Open Data New Features: Corridor and route segment analysis
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.
Wednesday 3 Nov, 1300-1400
Recordings of the previous events are available:
Analyse Bus Open Data – Introduction to the DfT’s new tool for authorities and operators in England
Analyse Bus Open Data – On-Time Performance module Q&A
Analyse Bus Open Data – New enhanced data analyses Q&A