The Informed Rural Passenger Project

The Informed Rural Passenger (IRP) Project is exploring the creation of a transport information ecosystem with passengers at its centre as both consumers and suppliers of information.


Millions of pounds have been spent on developing nationwide travel information services but many journey planning scenarios, particularly in rural areas where there may be an underlying lack of potential solutions, cannot be included due to incomplete, missing or inaccurate data.

This project is investigating the use of linked open data to create a transport information ecosystem within which we can explore issues such as data provenance, reliability of pasenger-sourced information, and travel behaviour change. Central to the approach is the use of mobile devices to help instrument the rural transport environment.

IRP in 5 Slides