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Workshops & Events

Our calendar of events is included in each RTIG Newsletter, which is circulated monthly, You do not have to be a member to receive this: if you would like to be added to the list, please subscribe.

Forthcoming events (RTIG's own, or others with whom we have links) are listed in the events pages of this webpage. Please let us know if there is an event you think we should be involved in.

Following an event we make the slides, and for new events any recordings made, available for members who were unable to attend to be able to find out what was presented. If you are already a member please login and see the page Workshop Presentations in the members area. If you would like to be a member then you can find out more on the Become a Member page.
 

Some recent webinars are available to non-members, these are available from our  channel.

Future Bus – Vehicle Equipment Standardisation

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Hear about the work taking place with ITxPT and CEN to develop common interfaces and data specifications of on vehicle equipment to support innovation.

With more technology being installed on buses during manufacture and retrofitted it is becoming increasingly important to be able to standardise the key equipment and interface requirements to help open the market, and to agree on which data is important and ensure that it is able to be made available.

Why is the information different?

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of sources of information for the passenger and the way that it is presented.

For authorities, this is seen in part, as a means of achieving broader policy objectives such as increasing modal shift away from private car use and thereby easing congestion on the roads; as well as improving the environment. For bus operators, it is seen as a key part of improving the image of the public transport offer.

Ghost Buses

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Ever had the scary experience of seeing information about a journey for which a bus does not show up? then you've come across a ghost bus...

A ‘Ghost Bus’ occurs when a service is shown as predicting on on-line and/or electronic outputs (passenger information display screens, on-line, SMS etc.) but the bus (apparently) never arrives at the stop.

These occur infrequently in most systems and can be particularly frustrating to a customer who does not understand what is going on.