On 25 October, My-TRAC held an Operators Workshop in the Dutch city of Delft. During the workshop, project partners spoke about the project’s objectives and progress, and demonstrated the newly launched My-TRAC application to public transport operators from all across Europe. Special focus of the workshop was the operator’s portal.
After discussing the general scope of the My-TRAC project, the added value of the My-TRAC app was discussed. By providing a personalised app based on transportation engineering models, the app presents better results than approaches from other apps, even well-established ones. Also, the platform was displayed in terms of the data analytics models it contains created by My-TRAC and the data stored. The largest part of the workshop was focused on the Operators’ Portal, which was demonstrated live.
The Operators’ Portal is the gateway for Public Transport Operators to communicate with My-TRAC by sending data concerning live changes on the schedule and by requesting data stored in the My-TRAC platform. Data requested can be of high value as it may assist the Operators in their planning, managing and even marketing tasks. The Portal utilises static and real-time GTFS information to achieve its functionalities. Especially for the real-time GTFS information, the Portal will contain the capability to create GTFS in a format required by Google, thus eliminating the need for an IT workflow within the Operator’s pipeline while allowing any person to create real-time GTFS. Many more features will be inserted in the Portal until project end (August 2020) including statistics, APIs for connecting to external tools and more.
Find the My-TRAC app in Play store.
Find the Operators’ Portal here.