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Bus Services: Rural Areas

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 233475, tabled on 18 March 2019

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.

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.