TISA starts the new years with a brand new, publicly available specification: TPEG2-PTS (Public Transport Information Service).
TPEG2-PTS is designed to allow the efficient and language-independent delivery of public transport information directly from a service provider to end-users. It is intended to cover all modes of public transport (i.e. collective), both inter-urban and intra-urban travel.
The PTS design is based on three main use cases:
- Provision of alert information: This alert warning indicates an emergency situation. It is specifically relevant for broadcast / push mode, for major deviations / disruptions and relevant for a large number of travellers. A dedicated alert request is also defined and can be used if a backchannel is available.
- Timetable information, both scheduled and real time: This information is in some cases relevant for broadcast, e.g. in case of large events for the transport modalities to/from the event site. A dedicated timetable request is also defined and can be used if a backchannel is available.
- Individual requests for trip information (backchannel is required).
This specification is available for TISA Members at this link.