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 …
DfT’s Rail Knowledge Management Team recently approached the Lab for help with a problem: new DfT employees needed to understand the complexities of the rail system.
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 …
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.
When people ask what I do, the conversation goes a bit like this… I’m an architect. Wow, you design buildings. No. So, you make those amazing building models. No. Oh. I model digital technologies.
I've been working with DfT Lab on a four week project looking at innovative methods of getting traffic data.
The Department for Transport receives around 70,000 bits of correspondence a year of various types, usually requiring a response.
My name is Gemma Currie and I’m an apprentice on the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme.
I’m Alan Rider, Delivery Manager for the Department for Transport End User Compute Discovery.