Digitization is occurring at a rapid pace across all modes of transportation. Whether this be future disruptive services such as Mobility-as-a-Service or improving road safety through Connected and Automated Vehicles; it has become apparent that the secure exchange of data is critical to the future success of transportation.

In June 2018, a number of workshops were held across Australia with over 40 Transportation stakeholders representing agencies, operators, users and vendors. These groups provided insight into the role and relationship of data within the industry and this whitepaper represents the collective thoughts of the team captured during the workshops.

The Multimodal Transportation Data Framework represents a construct that enables four key capabilities required in order to support the data needs of the industry: Data Exchange; Data Brokerage; Data Catalog and Digital Rights and an overarching Governance structure supporting a broad number of producers and consumers within a community geographically dispersed across the country and abroad. It represents the capture and support of different data requirements such as real-time or scheduled data and the need to evolving service requirements.

Rapid advancement within the industry is driving the further need to deploy a framework and trial the system immediately. Multiple use cases already exist such as Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs), Intelligent Congestion Management, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and Condition Based Monitoring.

The recommendations include leveraging similar distributed and large scale Data Exchange infrastructure such as Internet Exchange Points (IXP’s) and the role that government plays in enabling the foundation construct. Moreover, it is imperative that trials begin immediately to support the emerging transport services and leverage the digital transformation that is disrupting the industry today.

Learn more in the report: Towards a Multimodal Transportation Data Framework


Simon Young

General Manager - IoT - Energy & Transportation

Digital Transformation Office - ANZ