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 …
Around 95% of UK imports and exports are transported by sea. The companies and ports that handle this freight must submit data about their activity to the Department for Transport.
A hackathon is an event where problems and challenges are solved innovatively, using data and technology.
Making it easier to find and use data will help us do our jobs better - improving services and developing evidence based policy.
Earlier this month, DfT ran its second Hack Club event, where prototype services are built from scratch in double quick time.
Highways England (which replaced the Highways Agency in 2015) is at the beginning of a journey to improve the quality of its data.
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.