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 …
I’m Howard Pang, an apprentice developer in the Department for Transport Digital Service, and part of the newly formed DfT Lab.
As newly appointed smart working champion for DfT I’m quickly getting used to being asked to define what smart working is.
The Crossrail programme is putting data at the heart of managing an enormous engineering project.
Transport security can be more of a 24/7 job than a 9 to 5 one – which is why smarter working is particularly important in helping us provide a continuity of service.
DfT’s first ever digital speed learning event took place last month as part of our ‘Learning At Work Week’.
A year ago, I joined the Crossing Thresholds programme, which is for women who want to develop their career in a structured and supportive environment.
A hackathon is an event where problems and challenges are solved innovatively, using data and technology.
One of the major challenges for reducing congestion and improving journey information is the sharing and use of road-related data between different organisations.
Making it easier to find and use data will help us do our jobs better - improving services and developing evidence based policy.
We recently blogged about the start of our project to see if we could create an index for our data to make it easier to find and use.