Project: Review of Standards for Travel Information and Retailing

Reference: UG423C

Last update: 11/11/2003 09:07:36

Objectives

The aim of this project is to present a catalogue of standards and standard-like initiatives relevant to Transport Direct, and an analysis of the areas in which standards are inadequate to support the successful development of the Transport Direct concept.

Description

This project sets out to review standards applied to travel information and retailing.

Contractor(s)

Curtis & Cartwright Consulting Ltd
Surrey Technology Centre, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YG
01483 295022

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £49,325.00

Actual start date: 09 August 2001

Actual completion date: 31 March 2002

Publication(s)

Standards Catalogue and Future Developments
Author: Curtis & Cartwright
Publication date: 31/03/2002
Source: DfT Website only
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_control/documents/contentservertemplate/dft_index.hcst?n=7969&l=2

Summary of results

  1. The Department has acknowledged its role in ensuring the availability of a suitable framework of Standards for Transport Direct through relevant means. The report showed there are no show-stopping gaps that could seriously impact on the success of the Transport Direct initiative. Extension of existing standards will also be required to meet evolving user needs and ensure interoperability with new applications/ general technology standards. Such an extension of standards would aid Policymakers, Suppliers and Service Providers on better meeting their policy and business objectives.

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