DfT is developing a Transport Data Strategy


There is lots of good and exciting work being done on data across transport. However, it is critical that the various data workstreams come together effectively to maximise their benefits, and have the supporting data infrastructure. That is why DfT is developing a Transport Data Strategy.


The Strategy will focus on how we can support the wider transport sector to make better use of data, alongside ensuring that we use data effectively. The Strategy will explore areas of data governance, accessibility, and standards, rather than focussing on specific modes of transport.


An external advisory panel has been established to advise DfT on the Strategy. Membership comprises representatives from industry, SMEs, local authorities, academia and user groups.


In addition, to help scope the strategy, we are working with PA Consulting and ODI to undertake a short discovery projects which concludes end-July.  This will include two stakeholder events:



DfT will be presenting on the Transport Data Strategy at the TDI London Event on 24th September.



You will also may be interested in DCMS consultation on the National Transport Strategy



National Data Strategy Call for Evidence


Government announced an open call for evidence for our National Data Strategy. The aim of the National Data Strategy is to unlock the power of data across government and the wider economy, while building citizen trust in its use. Through this call for evidence DCMS will consult on the parameters and objectives of the strategy. The deadline for submitting evidence is 14 July 2019. Learn more and submit evidence here.


For more information, please get in touch with Matt Coleman, Head of Data Policy, Analytics and Data Division, Department for Transport. 07769 248 589. Matt.Coleman@dft.gov.uk