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Response to bus open data consultation staing that, due to general support, we will now create a bus open data digital service to build applications, products and services for passengers.
Changes to the necessary regulations will be made during Summer 2019.
This response was released on 26 March 2019.
The Department for Transport is seeking views on ways to improve information for bus passengers through the Bus Services Act 2017 and open data legislation.
Our proposed approach would require operators and local authorities to publish open data digitally for buses in England (outside London). We want to make it easier for bus passengers to plan their journeys through access to routes and timetables data, fares and tickets data, and real time information.
This ‘Bus open data: case for change’ document sets out the case for bus open data.
We also want to hear your views on our accessible information proposals in a separate consultation.