Throughout July & August our space will close at 4pm on Fridays. All other weekdays remain the same.
ODI Leeds

All Aboard

After the rip-roaring success of TravelHack and TravelHack2, and the hugely well-attended #Databus events, we are very pleased to announce an amazing follow-up collaboration with the Department for Transport. For two weeks in July, we will be hosting four workshops across England, giving local authorities, bus operators, transport data providers, and others the chance to input to the open consultation of the Bus Services Act 2017. Prior to these events, on Friday 6th July, we will be launching the consultation document via a live-streamed event. All of the events tackle two of the key themes of the Act:

These workshops are an opportunity for stakeholders to have their say on the Act and provide their feedback and input. Come along and have your say!

More from the Department for Transport

Birmingham: , iCentrum, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BP

9.00 - 9.30 Arrive, chat, grab a tea/coffee
Part A - Morning session (Bus open data)
9.30 - 9.45 Welcome and introductions:
  • Welcome, introductions, health & safety etc
  • Agenda for the day
  • Intended outcomes of the day - how the day will work (outline approach with collaborative docs etc)
  • Background to the project, Bus Services Act, recap of DataBus events, Discovery project, overview of consultation process
  • Icebreaker
ODI Leeds & DfT
9.45 - 10.15 Lightning Talks
  1. Dan Pass & Phil Evans - Transport for West Midlands
  2. Vicky Williams - Trent Barton
10.15 Open Consultation session 1 (of 2) - Open Data All
12.30 - 12.45 Facilitator presentations & demos. Each facilitator presents back to the group their findings from sessions 1 and 2 All
12.45 Lunch
Part B - Afternoon session (accessible information)
13.15 Welcome and introductions:
  • Welcome, introductions, health & safety etc
  • Agenda for the day
  • Intended outcomes of the day - how the day will work (outline approach with collaborative docs etc)
  • Background to the project, Bus Services Act, recap of DataBus events, Discovery project, overview of consultation process
  • Icebreaker
ODI Leeds & DfT
13.30 Lightning Talks
  1. Praveena Mohanamurali - South Yorkshire PTE
  2. Chris Theobald (Guide Dogs) & Mark Sanders
14.00 Open Consultation session 2 (of 2) - Audio Visual All
16.15 Facilitator presentations & demos. Each facilitator presents back to the group their findings from sessions 1 and 2 5 facilitators
16.30 Wrap up & next steps & Close

Bristol: , The Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, BS1 5TX

9.00 - 9.30 Arrive, chat, grab a tea/coffee
Part A - Morning session (Bus open data)
9.30 - 9.45 Welcome and introductions:
  • Welcome, introductions, health & safety etc
  • Agenda for the day
  • Intended outcomes of the day - how the day will work (outline approach with collaborative docs etc)
  • Background to the project, Bus Services Act, recap of DataBus events, Discovery project, overview of consultation process
  • Icebreaker
ODI Leeds & DfT
9.45 - 10.15 Lightning Talks
  1. Louise Coward - Transport Focus
  2. Vicky Williams - Trent Barton
10.15 Open Consultation session 1 (of 2) - Open Data All
12.30 - 12.45 Facilitator presentations & demos. Each facilitator presents back to the group their findings from sessions 1 and 2 All
12.45 Lunch
Part B - Afternoon session (accessible information)
13.15 Welcome and introductions:
  • Welcome, introductions, health & safety etc
  • Agenda for the day
  • Intended outcomes of the day - how the day will work (outline approach with collaborative docs etc)
  • Background to the project, Bus Services Act, recap of DataBus events, Discovery project, overview of consultation process
  • Icebreaker
ODI Leeds & DfT
13.30 Lightning Talks
  1. Vicky Williams - Trent Barton
  2. Pete Mills (Guide Dogs) & Vivian Blakesley
Lightning speakers TBC - different for each event
14.00 Open Consultation session 2 (of 2) - Audio Visual All
16.15 Facilitator presentations & demos. Each facilitator presents back to the group their findings from sessions 1 and 2 5 facilitators
16.30 Wrap up & next steps & Close