Availability of timetable & station/bus stop data to external organisations/people.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company,

Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom of Information act.

1/ Communication with any internal/external development teams or contractors about the subject of providing data in a format which could be used by external organisations/people.

2/ Minutes of any meetings held internally to discuss the provision of data in an open format for use by external organisations/people.

3/ Plans for providing data in an open format for use by external organisations/people.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Whittaker

FOI, Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company

Dear Mr. Whittaker,

Thank you for your request for information, received by our FOI e-mail facility on 24 October 2000.  This will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and a fuller response will issue in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Janice Davidson
FOI Co-ordinator
For and on behalf of Translink

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Dear FOI,

It appears that the request I put in place has been delayed, my understanding is that by law you should have responded promptly and by 21 November 2011.

Please can you advise?

Yours sincerely,

Simon whittaker

Dear Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company,

Please could you advise on the status of my request? I should have had a response by 21 November and have so far received nothing.

If I do not hear from you by the beginning of next week(5th Dec) I will make a complaint to the ICO.

Yours faithfully,

Simon whittaker

FOI, Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company

Dear Mr. Whittaker,

Further to my earlier brief acknowledgement, I am now in a position to respond more fully to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Firstly, please accept my apologies for the delay in coming back to you.

As you will already be aware, data held by the NITHC operating companies relating to bus stops and stations, timetables etc. is not readily available in a format which lends itself to use by external organisations.

However Translink is currently undertaking a comprehensive data refresh exercise across its estate. When this exercise is complete (in association with our sponsor government Division, Department for Regional Development) the intention is to make such material available under the NI Opendata initiative during 2012. Data will be available through a designated public portal yet to be determined.

The Department for Regional Development is currently developing a draft paper on the proposed approach to this evolving subject. Translink has of course been consulted and we have provided verbal feedback on the proposals. However as this is still work in progress and has not yet had Ministerial approval, it is not available for circulation at this point.

The topic has formed part of general discussion under the IS/IT banner but we do not have any minutes specific to this matter.

I trust the foregoing deals with the various queries which you raised. If you are not satisfied with this reply you may complain to the Translink Commercial & Services Director, who has overall responsibility for Freedom of Information and Data Protection issues within the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company/Translink organisation. Correspondence should be addressed to: Translink, Chamber of Commerce House, 22 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7LX.

If we are then unable to resolve any complaint that you may have, you may refer the matter to the Information Commissioner who will make an independent judgement. The address of the Information Commissioner is: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AT. The address of the Information Commissioner’s Office for Northern Ireland is: 51 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8FE.

Yours sincerely,

JANICE DAVIDSON
Freedom of Information Co-Ordinator
For and on behalf of Translink

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