Name Open Transport
Source World Bank
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Description Open Transport empowers resource-constrained transport agencies to collect high-quality transport data with minimal eff ort and cost, as well as to conduct robust data analyses with minimal formal training in transport engineering and planning. Open Transport defines the next-generation of tools and methodologies for managing and planning transport systems in resource-constrained environments. Open Transport is defined by three principles: Open data standards are freely and publically available, with no required use agremeements (e.g., .xml, .csv, .html, .png). Open source software features universal access and redistribution on rights. via free licenses to a product’s design, code, or blueprint. Open data refers to data that anyone is free to use, reuse and reattribute -- subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute the data source.
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Lead Institution World Bank
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Type Framework
Potential for reuse High
Open source No
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Plug & Play No
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics Partly
Status Pilot
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Statistical Institute
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  • Infrastructure
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  • Visual Analytics
  • Areas of management practice innovations
    Data Management
    Skills Development
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    Case Study Description Since the 1970s, five separate agencies have supervised this network, grouped under SETRAVI, Mexico City’s public transit authority. And although each agency has made attempts to collect and store data on passenger counts, route licenses, travel times, and stop locations, these data have never been assembled in one place. GTFS, created in 2005 by Google and the US city of Portland, Oregon., is an open standard that can be shared and used by anyone. It enables the collection, storage, publication and updating of information on transit routes, times, stops and other important public transport data. In November 2012, the Bank’s Latin America and Caribbean Transport Unit—with support from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)—began providing SETRAVI with technical assistance to develop a new digital platform to collect and manage urban transport data. This new system is built to the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), the de facto standard for cities in recording transit data.
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    Internal Comment End to end open framework!
    Good practices displayed Yes
    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2017-07-21
    Status Published

    Comments good transport innovation!