7 Dec 2020 – Omnibus has launched a new module to enable clients to provide Bus Open Data Service compliant data ahead of the 31st December deadline.
The new module makes it as easy as possible for clients to provide seamless, compliant timetable data by producing TransXChange 2.4 files in accordance with the BODS profile. The module has been launched now to give customers the benefit of a twelve week window to refresh their timetable data prior to 31st December.
Peter Crichton, Managing Director, Omnibus, explains: “Our team has worked hard over the last few months to ensure our customers have plenty of time to prepare for the BODS deadline at the end of the year. This enables them to get ahead of the game and establish their BODS data flow now, rather than in the busy weeks before Christmas.”
Peter continues: “As well as operators, BODS has implications for Local Authorities, which are now obliged to update and maintain the NaPTAN stops database. We have therefore also developed a solution for that and an option for Councils who are considering providing a bureau BODS service for operators of their tendered services.”
Meera Nayyar, Head of Passenger Experience, Buses and Taxis, Department for Transport, says: “From 31st December 2020, bus operators will be legally required to publish their timetable data. The Bus Open Data Service is publicly available now for those who wish to get on board and publish their timetable data early. It is very encouraging that many have already done so. For those of you yet to do so, we’d encourage you to talk with your scheduling software supplier about sharing your timetable data with BODS.”
Peter concludes: “We have made it as easy as possible for everyone to act now, before their scheduling staff initiate the service changes for the Christmas period. As always, the Omnibus support team is on hand to help guide anyone through the process.”
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