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NeTEx Fares Profile Consultation

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The use of NeTEx for fares & tickets is a relatively recent introduction to the industry. The UK NeTEx profile is highly flexible and allows for a multitude of potential ways to express the data. In order to simplify this and bring greater consistency to published fares data, BODS are implementing a BODS NeTEx profile for both simple and complex fares. 

Government Transport Data Strategy published

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The Government this morning published its Transport Data Strategy, setting out plans to improve how people find, use and get value from transport data to support greater innovation in the sector and deliver better services.

The press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/passengers-set-to-benefit-from-new-digital-transport-strategy

The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort Timetable Data

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Today we have published advice on how to prepare data for the BODS and other service to ensure that it is correct for the Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort bank holiday on 8 May 2023.

The Bus services around bank holidays will often operate differently to normal weeks.  The data for use in services such as the Department for Transport Bus Open Data Service (BODS), Traveline, journey planners, real time systems and mobile phone apps all need to be updated to reflect the changed operation. 

Ghost Buses

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This report specifically addresses one key customer challenge - the presentation of information about a journey for which a bus then does not appear at the customer location, often referred to as ghost buses.
It is an extract from the document RTIGT041 Accuracy and Quality of real Time Predictions and provides guidance on the causes of Ghost Buses.

https://www.rtig.org.uk/documents/rtigt054-1

Christmas & New Year Timetable Data 2022-23

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The Bus services around the Christmas and New Year period will often operate differently to normal weeks. 

The data for use in services such as the Department for Transport Bus Open Data Service , Traveline, journey planners, real time systems and mobile phone apps all need to be updated to reflect the changed operation. 

This advice deals with how to prepare data for the BODS and other systems to ensure that it is correct for the Christmas and New Year 2022-23 holiday period. 

Analyse Bus Open Data Workshop - August

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In August 2022 we will be holding workshops that will explore some items currently on the development road map and seek to identify what new features and functions local authorities would like to see in ABODS.

There will one focused on Authority requirements on 22nd August 14:00 - 16:00

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/analyse-bus-open-data-local-authority-workshop-tickets-372833002547

Platinum Jubilee Timetable Data

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Today we have published advice on how to prepare data for the BODS and other service to ensure that it is correct for the Platinum Jubilee long weekend 2nd to 5th June 2022.

The Bus services around bank holidays will often operate differently to normal weeks.  The data for use in services such as the Department for Transport Bus Open Data Service (BODS), Traveline, journey planners, real time systems and mobile phone apps all need to be updated to reflect the changed operation. 

Managing Customer Information during Driver Shortages

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Following a workshop earlier in January this document has been produced to help understand how customer information systems can better be managed during the current driver shortage. 
This document identifies a number of actions that may help the industry longer term with managing high volumes of short notice changes and cancellations.