NaPTAN is a shy dataset. If you’ve ever used a mobile journey planning app, you’ve probably used NaPTAN, most likely without knowing! NaPTAN, the acronym for National Public Transport Access Nodes, is a national database that contains a unique entry …
Celebrating the women driving forward digital, data and tech change across the DfT family.
How can we use data to improve services and reduce costs? Matt Coleman reports on the latest Transport Data Initiative event.
Find out how the cloud has helped our rail analysts reduce query times from hours to seconds
Find out about DfT's new data team - what they do and how you could get involved
In my previous Blog, Applying data science to policy, I talked about our first attempt at developing a data science software application to automate some painful parts of the policy consultation process. I alluded to challenges we faced and the …
Transport is a key part of most people’s day and so it inevitably ends up in the news. Much of this news appears in local papers, which make up the majority of the 700+ news outlets in the UK.
One of the great things about working at the Department for Transport (DfT) is that it’s a really outward-facing department. During my 3 years here, I’ve met people from all over the transport sector and this has broadened my horizons …
The Department for Transport receives around 70,000 bits of correspondence a year of various types, usually requiring a response.
The Crossrail programme is putting data at the heart of managing an enormous engineering project.