Tower Transit improves Channel Islands services with Omnibus

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Tower Transit plans to improve access to its bus services in the Channel Islands using Omnibus’ GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) Exporter. The GTFS Exporter will take scheduled service information from the operator’s cloud-based Omnibus scheduling suite and create all the data structures and formatting required for a compliant data export, which can be used to feed downstream systems such as journey planners and customer information displays.

Omnibus has significant experience in designing interfaces to external systems, having developed data sharing solutions to meet standards set around the world including TransXChange (TXC) for the UK, VDV for Europe and TODIS in Australia.

Commercial Manager at Tower Transit Sam Greaves said: “It is crucial for Tower Transit to stay ahead in the evolving landscape of passenger transport. The GTFS Exporter will ensure Tower Transit can easily and accurately get fixed route service information into the hands of customers using our LibertyBus (Jersey) and (Guernsey) brands in the Channel Islands.”

Founder of Omnibus Peter Crichton said: “Structuring data in the expected format within a data export file is an overwhelming task. To make this process faster and easier, our timetabling solution (OmniTimes) automatically does this in the background. This allows users to keep their focus on writing timetables and plotting the routes, and our exporter modules do all the heavy lifting of creating compliant exports.”