If you are operating services in England, you would have heard of the Bus Open Data Service introduced by the Department for Transport, but you may not know what it is and how you will meet the requirements.
If you already have Ticketer Electronic Ticket Machines, then the good news is that the Ticketer System already has the capability to manage the data required to meet your Bus Open Data Service (BODS) obligations. There’s no need for you to set up a team to focus on collating data or recruit an external consultant to advise. We’ve put in all the hard work, so you don’t have to.
But more than simply having access to the necessary data, Ticketer has taken the additional steps to host everything for our operators, so providing the required information to the BODS system has never been easier. This data is constantly kept up to date, synchronised to the changes you make to the system in your normal day-to-day operation of your ticketing environment, with no further input or effort from yourselves.
We have been in constant communication with the DfT throughout the process and we will continue to do so. As the requirements change, we will continue to update our system to reflect those changes, so as operators you are always covered.
If you’re not yet a Ticketer customer, we have an option available for you as well, and would be happy to help. So please do get in touch.
Our stance on BODS is simple: we support it, we deliver it, we update it!