Project: Data Management Framework - Scoping and Development Study

Reference: UG423B

Last update: 18/09/2003 11:01:32


The objectives of this project, are as follows:
1. to assess the feasibility of providing an open data management framework;
2. assess the suitability and functional coverage of legacy and emerging information systems and consider these within the overall framework;
3. examine standards for data management and assess suitability for application to the framework;
suggest architectures that will support the data management framework;
4. identify development paths to integrate the information from disparate systems;
5. identify and consider the integration of software to provide transaction methods and real time and static information; take account of institutional issues;
6. provide functional specifications and outline development plans for the implementation of suggested technical solutions.


This scoping study is to provide a high level review of the data issues associated with the development of the Transport Direct concept and to map out a framework that recognises legacy systems and can be scaled. The study is also to review transport information providers and operators from a technical and journey planning viewpoint to identify key services and building blocks that will form the basis for the Transport Direct architecture.


W S Atkins & Partners (Birmingham)
Auchinleck House, Five Ways, Birmingham, B15 1DJ
0121 633 2560

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £60,000.00

Actual start date: 21 June 2001

Actual completion date: 31 March 2002


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Publication date: 31/03/2002
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Summary of results

  1. The contractor outlined a series of actions that need to be undertaken to move the data management framework forward. The underlying theme of the actions is to involve stakeholders at an early stage to gain there support and to empower them to develop consensus on issues key to the development of Transport Direct. The results will be used to form the basis for the development of a data management framework.

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