CIVITAS Thematic Group Transport Telematics
Webinar on Thursday 31 March 2016 at 2 PM CET
On the 31st of March 2016, a webinar about open data and data sharing took place, organized by the CIVITAS Thematic Group on Transport Telematics. By making better use of data, urban traffic and transport can be improved and made more efficient and sustainable, and cities can become more liveable and attractive. There is evidence from different countries showing that the provision of open data delivers benefits: to travellers and users by improving their journey experience and saving them time, and to transport organizations and authorities by enabling them to operate more efficiently while demonstrating openness and transparency to those who – directly or indirectly – fund them. To encourage cities and (public transport) companies to open their data more than they do now and to show how this works in practice, in this webinar some stories were shared.
In the webinar some nice and diverse examples were shown of how data can be translated into useful information that can then be used to enable certain services and measures. Claudio Mantero (from Horarios do Funchal) showed the example of sharing public transport data and displaying departure times in Funchal (Madeira) and Tommaso Bonino (from Bologna, SRW – Reti e Mobilità) showed the example of what can be done with cycling data (plan locations of 1,000 bicycle shelters!) and public transport data. Aviad Heilbrun (from the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo) and Torbjørn Barslett (from Ruter As in Oslo) presented how they collect and present open data (technical platform) and what is done with it. In Tel Aviv-Yafo two hackathons were organized (in 2014 and 2016) and this helped in building a community around open data and generating a lot of ideas on what to do with the data.
The webinar recording is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KHlUNAyjjE
The presentations from the webinar are available below. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Eline Jonkers (email@example.com)
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Eline Jonkers works at TNO in the field of ITS and traffic management and is thematic moderator of the CIVITAS thematic group on Transport Telematics.
Claudio Mantero is responsible for the research and planning department at Horários do Funchal, the local public transport operator in Madeira (Portugal). He leads several regional, national and European projects focused on transport planning, evaluation, innovation and tourism related topics.
Tommaso Bonino is the technical manager of SRM – Reti e Mobilità, the Authority for Bologna local public transport. He works on the projects MISS and InMoSion (both financed by the European Commission) and he is member of the UITP Organising Authority committee.
Aviad Heilbrun is a manager at the development department of Tel Aviv- Yafo municipality and the measure leader of the ‘ICT & ITS based transportation information provision’ in the 2MOVE2 project. Aviad manages GIS projects and applications using modal transportation, provision of Open Data and Citizen Engagement.
Torbjørn Barslett is system manager in the IT department of Ruter As, the public transport authority for Oslo and the surrounding county. He is responsible for all modes of public transport in the metropolitan area. He has a broad experience with open data, pioneering this field for the Norwegian market from the very beginning.