It was great to see so many of you at the TTF conference, and to have such a vibrant and engaging session, especially given the after lunch slot!
Our three presentations covered:
DFT data journey and plans – a quick recap on the data journey in DFT, our outline thinking on the data strategy, and where we think the TTF data group could play a key role
Find Transport Data – a quick show and tell of the work to develop a transport metadata catalogue – and an ask for people to get involved and help us populate the site for launch in the summer
LA data guidance – a show and tell of the work done to identify pain points and barriers to address with guidance and case studies to help LA’s to open data
We then went on to an interactive session on what TTF members would want out of a TTF data group, considering this as a fresh start following the folding of the TDI group.
The detailed findings from the session can be seen in the above pdf, but the key takeaways are below.
1. Universal agreement that attendees were keen to have a TTF data group
2. Wanted the group to definitely cover (pages 1-3 on the PDF):
3. We wanted the attendees to be DFT/LA reps/Tech / SME providers to get the best value and interactions
4. On the most burning issues people wanted to see covered/tackled first we had 2 most requested (page 4/4 on the pdf):
5. In the follow up discussion, we also drew out:
We think that we should aim to get together every 4 or so months, and focus on 2 main topics each time with a few lightning talks from areas with something new to tell/show on transport data. These events could be in person or virtual depending on preference or could be mixed mode – we will work this out based on peoples feedback.
We think the priorities for the first few meetings should be:
We will also explore a channel through which we can stay in touch and share ideas in between main events, and whether there is any call for one off webinar type sessions.
So, please please register your interest in joining this TTF data group by emailing [email protected] and tell us if you have anything you would like to present on/lead a session on from the starting topics above, and if there is anything you would like to add as an early priority topic area you think we have missed.