Project: Internet PTI Best Practice

Reference: UG227H

Last update: 03/11/2003 16:02:27

Objectives

This work sets out to:
(i) develop an understanding of issues and practices in the use of internet sites for providing PTI
(ii) establish a manual of good practice in internet PTI
(iii) promote knowledge of internet delivery amongst transport industry leaders through the publication of reports

Description

As part of the development of PTI 2000, the Department has been funding local authorities to establish multi-modal PTI internet journey planners. There will be a large increase in such sites, as well as an increase in the commercial sites of operators and others. There is therefore a challenge to promote consistently high standards across the transport sector. This work sets out to:
(i) develop an understanding of issues and practices in the use of internet sites for providing PTI
(ii) establish a manual of good practice in internet PTI
(iii) promote knowledge of internet delivery amongst transport industry leaders through the publication of reports

The project started in May 1999 with a workshop for transport internet specialists organised by the Institute of Logistics and Transport. The rest of the project will take place in 2000-01, with completion expected in March 2001.

Contractor(s)

Institute of Logistics and Transport
11/12 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6LB
01536 740100

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £7,720.00

Actual start date: 10 January 2000

Actual completion date: 01 March 2002

Publication(s)

Proceedings of the May 1999 workshop Netting More Passengers: the fundamentals of travel information on the web
Author: Institute of Logistics and Transport
Unpublished
Source: Contact Chris.Gibbard@dft.gsi.gov.uk

Summary of results

  1. A "Best Practice" manual was published in 2001, incorporating the results of the research conducted. Copies of the guidance are available from the Institute of Logistics and Transport, tel 01536 740100 or enquiry@iolt.org.uk.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.