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DATA4PT 2nd Stakeholders Forum explored the new Multi-Modal Travel Information Services legislation

On 13 December, the DATA4PT team organised online the Stakeholder’s Forum: “MMTIS Revision – Overcoming challenges, creating new opportunities” presenting the new MMTIS (Multi-Modal Travel Information Services) legislation.

The Forum focused on informing about the next steps on the MMTIS legislation and the standardisation work that is related to it. The aim of this event was to collect feedback around the legislation and the expectations of national entities responsible for MMTIS implementation and various stakeholders in the mobility ecosystem. Regarding the latter, those stakeholders and especially the data providers were informed about the goals of MMTIS and saw the wider context on which they are asked to provide their data. The DATA4PT team hopes that the Forum helped to better understand the requirements relevant to their role in the implementation of the regulations. ​

The speakers presented the following topics:

  • Victoire Champenois (DG MOVE) – “MMTIS legislation, vision and roadmap”
  • Stefan Jugelt (ERA) – “The vision and experience from ERA and rail sector around MMTIS and TAP-TSI”
  • Thierry Legrand (CEN/CENELEC) – “The CEN/CENELEC perspective”
  • Yves Amsler (UITP) – “Challenges of harmonisation from different perspective”.

The invited speakers are the ones who deal with the regulation and the definition of data categories important to set up a seamless mobility service of high quality. This is the driver that paves the way to identify the most suitable data standard to be used to establish interoperability.

The following takeaways can be highlighted:

  • Member States expect to find a way to enable cost effective implementation of common standards and harmonise public transport data as well as data for bookings, payments and ticketing validations. The exchange of experiences and best practices between stakeholders at all levels (e.g., policy makers, standardisation bodies, authorities, operators and industry) is very much appreciated and is a key aspect for overcoming the current challenges and prevent future ones.
  • The European Commission’s DG MOVE has set DATA4PT and NAPCORE as one of the supportive mechanisms that will provide tools to enable a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the data that are available and accessible on the NAPs (National Access Points) and to ensure the quality of this data.
  • ERA (the European Railway Agency) is focused on creating the link between TAP TSI ((Technical Specification for Interoperability relating to Telematics Applications for Freight/Passenger Services) that is focused only on mainline rail and MMTIS, harmonising therail data with other modes of transport.
  • TRANSMODEL is the backbone of MMTIS implementation, supporting all current requested data categories and all modes (train, bus, micro-mobility, air, etc.). ​However, legacy issues need to be considered if we want to advance in the implementation and supply with relevant tools. DATA4PT objective is also to support this transition. There are no technical challenges that are not manageable.
  • NAPCORE and the Multimodal Passenger Mobility Forum working group are initiatives relevant for the DATA4PT project, and they will contribute to the harmonisation and coordination between the different standardisation activities.
  • NAPCORE will also address all the challenges relevant to NAP implementation, providing recommendations for the business models, governance, requirements, etc.

The full recording of the session is available below, and you can find the presentations of the speakers in the DATA4PT Library.

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