[Open-transport] Conferences on open transport?

Paul Kelly paul at pdkelly.de
Mon Nov 2 12:51:58 UTC 2015

On 11/02/2015 11:59 AM, Pieter Colpaert wrote:
> I would love to organise a conference focused on public transit route
> planning as well, and invite both academics, industry and facilitators.
> The industry, in this case not being transit companies, but creators of
> route planners such as GoAbout, Bing, Here, Mapzen, PlannerStack,
> MapBox, Ally, CityMapper, Hacon, Amadeus, TransitApp, Captain Train,
> Loco2, kisio (CanalTP), etc. and facilitators being for example, OpenOV,
> iRail, TrafficLab, European Passenger Federation, Open Knowledge, etc.

I would be very interested in this if the subject matter also 
incorporated fares (including the routes permitted for travelling on a 
given fare, time and date restrictions etc.). Some of this information 
has been open in Great Britain for a few years now 
(<http://data.atoc.org/fares-data>), and just recently I discovered that 
the Eurostar fares guide, containing quite a bit of detail (although not 
live quota availability of course) is also open: 

I think there could be some really interesting papers and discussions to 
be had about how to combine fares data with the output of journey/route 
planners. But I can't think of a good phrase (more general than "public 
transit route planning") that covers all of this!


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