Passenger Focus response to Open Data Consultation
31 October 2011
The fundamental issue for passengers stems from the fact that information enables choice and facilitates decisions about travel options. For some, the existence of adequate and timely information can be a pre-requisite to using public transport services at all. Open data is also an important lever for empowering consumers (many of whom are paying significant sums of money for their purchases), ensuring the accountability of service providers and driving up standards.