Bus Services: Rural Areas:Written question - 233475

Q
Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 18 March 2019
Department for Transport
Bus Services: Rural Areas
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to provide more live information to bus users in rural areas.
A
Answered by: Ms Nusrat Ghani
Answered on: 26 March 2019

The Department will publish the Government’s response to the Bus Open Data public consultation on 26 March 2019. The consultation sought views on proposals to require bus operators, through regulations, to openly publish data on local bus services across England.

To enable a platform for bus data to be published, the Department is currently building a Bus Open Data Digital Service. The digital service will enable bus operators to publish their data, which can subsequently be used by application developers to create journey planning products for bus passengers across England, including in rural areas.

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