LinkingAlps project

Cross-border travelling often faces the problem that travel information for the entire route is not visible at a glance. In most cases, travellers have to switch between the information systems of the different operators, regions or countries in order to plan their entire journey.

The LinkingAlps project addresses this problem in the Alpine Space (AS). The aim is to create a standardised exchange service of travel information between the individual travel information service providers. In this way, information can be exchanged between different systems and compiled into a continuous travel chain. Travelers can thus view the entire trip from start to destination on a single service.

Decentralised network of travel information service

The aim is to develop a decentralised network of travel information services. This network will be created by interlinking existing regional or national journey planner services with focus on multimodal (low carbon) transport (public transport, railways, new modes) through a standardised exchange service.

The Open Journey Planning (OJP)

This exchange service will be based on the Open Journey Planning (OJP) approach, which is fully compliant with the provision of the Delegated Regulation 2017/1926 on the provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information services, that is supplementing the the European ITS Directive 2010/40/EU. The ITS Directive Delegated Regulation for provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information services is the legal framework for travel data access and distributed journey planning in Europe. This initiative will provide the necessary requirements to make EUwide multimodal travel information services accurate and available across borders.

Outputs and Results

The major output of the project is a fully operational transnational, mobility information services that is  based on a decentralised network of linked journey planners. This linking of service is complemented by an organisational and operational framework strategy on the harmonised deployment of OJP in the Alpine Space in order to ensure the durability of the service. Last but not least the project will transfer its knowledge to future adopters by proving a publicly available decision-support handbook. With the aim to enable a Europeanwide uptake of the results.

The partners

The project started by 1st of October 2019 and will run until the 30th of June 2022. LinkingAlps is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme.

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