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 …
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.
The Department for Transport receives around 70,000 bits of correspondence a year of various types, usually requiring a response.
The rebuild of London Bridge station, as part of the Thameslink Programme, presented us with a great opportunity to try out some new ways of helping people find their way around a busy station.
Earlier this month, DfT ran its second Hack Club event, where prototype services are built from scratch in double quick time.
It’s all too easy to focus on work and domestic priorities and leave things like volunteering to the next guy.
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.