Transport is a mass generator of data. But much of that data is privately held or hidden in undiscoverable datasets.
The Department for Transport is developing a National Access Point, building on data.gov.uk, that will enable local authorities, transport industry professionals and other users to discover transport data from public and private sources, making road-related transport data in England needs to be easier to discover.
We’re delighted to share that FutureGov will be supporting the Department for Transport on their mission to provide more accessible transport data. Working in partnership with NotBinary and Data Manifest in a joint team, we’ll deliver a discovery and alpha, designing the future of the National Access Point data catalogue.
The Department for Transport aspires to increase openness and transparency to promote data-enabled innovation. This piece of work marks an exciting time as they plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK evolving. FutureGov’s track record of implementing successful data sharing policies and processes across social care agencies and local government, and experience working in transport across the UK, makes us an excellent fit to help promote better and open data sharing.
We’re pleased to have been selected for this important project that will introduce more open data practices, considering user needs and the future of UK transport data. This 16-week project will see the joint team drawing from our experience designing data models for central and local government to create the best models for data governance and data management. We can’t wait to get started.
In other news:
We’re happy to announce the start of our first Welsh project with Carmarthenshire County Council for a community health evaluation, as well as the beginning of our work with the University of York, our first higher education project.