Canberra Bouncing Back - Better real time transport data for Canberra

Jurisdiction: Australian Capital Territory

Transport Canberra is responsible for administering both the ACTs bus and light rail services. One challenge is that the Real Time Passenger Information System (RTPIS) on buses (NXTBUS) was established in 2011, while the Light Rail RTPIS was introduced in 2019. The challenge of delivering an integrated transport network is diverse, but the data challenge that presents is that the NXTBUS system produces a SIRI standard and the Light Rail system produces a newer GTFS-R feed.

The challenge for Transport Canberra is:
• To convert the SIRI standard feed to GTFS-R; and,
• Combine the NEW GTFS-R feed for buses with the LR GTFS-R feed to provide a single source of data for customers and app developers.

Transport Canberra is responsible for administering both the ACTs bus and light rail services. The challenge of delivering an integrated transport network is diverse and data challenges makes measuring the impact of people movement on the network during bushfires and COVID-19 harder.

One challenge is that the Real Time Passenger Information System (RTPIS) on buses (NXTBUS) was established in 2011, while the Light Rail RTPIS was introduced in 2019. The data challenge that exists is that the NXTBUS system produces a SIRI standard and the Light Rail system produces a newer GTFS-R feed.

The Customers First challenge involves:
• Converting the SIRI standard feed to GTFS-R; and,
• Combining the NEW GTFS-R feed for buses with the LR GTFS-R feed to provide a single source of data for customers and app developers.

The intent of this challenge is to demonstrate firstly, proof of concept that the bus SIRI feed can be converted successfully to a GTFS-R feed. If this can be achieved, the next challenge is again a proof of concept that the LR GTFS-R and NEW Bus GTFS-R can be combined into a single data feed.

Additional Information:

Transport Canberra information on data feeds is available here: https://www.transport.act.gov.au/contact-us/information-for-developers

NXTBUS SIRI Feed API Key - C57DB8

LR GTFS-R Feed - http://files.transport.act.gov.au/feeds/lightrail.pb

SIRI Standard – https://apifriends.com/api-streaming/understanding-service-interface-real-time-information-siri-standard/

GTFS-R Standard – https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs-realtime

Transport Canberra developer information - https://www.transport.act.gov.au/contact-us/information-for-developers

Technical Documentation links:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RVz6SQhBDkL2Sg3b5oe0LIKnv50nGzPW/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J1yAIJEfd9dQZ0pA167svviAnvh0_bC9/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hLn8SljWuErni2udngS-gMjP4sWTAF4Z/view?usp=sharing

> Eligibility Use the Transport Canberra data feeds listed to complete the challenge. Open to all participants

Entry: Challenge entry is available to all teams in Australia.

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Transport Canberra Information Data Feeds
https://www.transport.act.gov.au/contact-us/information-for-developers

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