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 major challenges for reducing congestion and improving journey information is the sharing and use of road-related data between different organisations.
Highways England (which replaced the Highways Agency in 2015) is at the beginning of a journey to improve the quality of its data.
Along with Python, the R programming language is one of the most popular open source technologies for data science work.
Transport is so much a part of all of our lives, whether you’re travelling to or from work, visiting family and friends, going on holiday or just being out and about.
It’s easy to take for granted journey planners and other data-driven services we use every day, but they’re only as reliable as the data behind them.