Project Info

TransCO2 thumbnail

Team Members

6 members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

The goal of Trans C O 2 is to contribute to the Net zero by 20 50 emissions target. This is achieved by highlighting emission friendly forms of transport through sustainable energy behaviours, and generate visualisations which are automated for route optimisation taking into account carbon emissions, revenue and fair rates through pricing of public transport. The project integrated several datasets from different sources such as the Australian Census, A C T government, and clean energy regulator and can be used to provide greater insight to solve the multiple challenges facing not only the A C T but Australia and the world.

Data Story

The TransCO2 Data story

What it does

The TransCO2 website is a tool that can be used by both Commuters and Transport Network Planners in order to optimise route planning whilst encouraging sustainable energy behaviours.

The TransCO2 website is a single platform that pulls in data from multiple sources including;
- ACT Transport
- Australian Census
- Australian Government Clean Energy Regulator

And displays them in easy-to-read formats so commuters can make choices about their carbon impact and so network planners can optimise their network and make informed decisions about upgrades.

Features of the TransCO2 Website

Commuter Side
- Planning your route and seeing how much carbon your chosen Transport produces
- Easy Comparison of route options in terms of both time and carbon footprint
- A leader board of your friends transport carbon footprint compared to yours, making a competition out of emissions reduction
- A clear display of your Carbon footprint in the "Carbon Awareness Dashboard" to help you make informed decisions

Transport Planner Side
- A map of the most used and Highest emissions bus routes in the network allowing quick identification.
- This is also displayed in table format increasing the ease of use
- A basic Calculation of how long it would take to pay off switching to an electric bus based on mileage, Ridership and CO2 emissions

Evidence of Work



Project Image

Team DataSets


Description of Use This data set was used in the formulation of a residential heat map of the ACT.

Data Set

ACTGOV Addresses

Description of Use This point data set was used in the formulation of a residential heat map of the ACT.

Data Set

ACTGOV TP Overlay Zone Line

Description of Use This overlay map data was used in the formulation of a residential heat map of the ACT.

Data Set

Geospatial Project Mapping Files

Description of Use This data had been used as a list of mapping files of the ACT.

Data Set

ACTQP HTS - Average Trip Distance Categorised By Transport Method and Trip Purpose

Description of Use This data set was used to quantity carbon footprints and plan users journeys.

Data Set

Passenger Boardings By Route 2015-16 - Weekday

Description of Use This data set was utilised for discerning the popularity of public transport routes, prediction of net zero emissions by 2050, through calculating the duration for more sustainable transportation alternatives to be payed off.

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Pricing public transport

How might we price public transport to balance capacity supply and patronage demand?

Eligibility: Must use at least one ACT Government data set, either from the Open Data Portal ( or the Geospatial Catalogue (

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge.

Reducing climate impact through sustainable energy behaviours

How might we reduce climate impact through changes in energy sources, production, distribution and consumption

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge.

The 2021 Australian Census

How might we link the 2021 Census data with open data to highlight or solve a challenge Australians are facing

Eligibility: Teams are encouraged to use datasets from a variety of sources, but at least one must be drawn from the ABS Census 2021.

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge.

Helping Australia reach net zero emissions by 2050

Australia has a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. How can Australians use public spaces, including city landscapes to achieve these goals?

Eligibility: This question is open to all participants, excluding those currently working at CER, AER, DISR or ACCC.

Go to Challenge | 18 teams have entered this challenge.

Integrate Disparate Data Sources like a Palantir Engineer

When working with our customers worldwide, our most successful outcomes come from our ability to make sense out of high degrees of complexity. We think that leveraging our existing toolkits and performing data fusion in your projects will help you better solve the problems of GovHack 2022.

Eligibility: Fuse multiple sources of data into a single pane of glass (such as graphs or pivot tables); and/or leverage the Blueprint UI Toolkit in some or all of your designs and prototypes.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.