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Focus on railway and bicycle: the OJP4Danube project

Jul 23, 2020

A multimodal, cross-border transport network needs one thing above all: a good physical and digital infrastructure. The efficiency of travel can be increased as well as the sustainability of traveling. A new project in this field is OJP4Danube.

To reduce barriers in planning and starting a journey, OJP4Danube implements the Open Journey Planning Standard (OJP) in the systems of actors in the Danube Region. This will enable travel information service providers to offer up-to-date information for cross-border travel. For the users, the whole thing is pretty easy. They can use the service they are accustomed to and plan their trips as usual - without any detours, from door to door.

OJP4Danube makes use of the results of the LinkingDanube project, in which OJP was developed and tested (successful project completion was in June 2019). How the linking of existing travel information services via harmonised interfaces works explaines in the LinkingDanube Video. Besides from the Danube region, the "LinkingAlps" project also deals with linked, cross-border travel information services - as the name suggests in the Alpine region.

The OJP4Danube project, launched in July 2020, focuses on railway corridors and adjacent and complementary cycle routes in order to ensure sustainable transport. These routes are highly relevant for both, tourists and commuters and are important for an environmentally friendly change in mobility in all areas of life.

"With OJP4Danube, we can make an important contribution to the growing popularity of the bicycle in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We must continue to drive the positive developments of recent years in the field of multimodal mobility. Therefore, it is now important to support the will to use the environmental network with reliable and easily available information." – Alex Hausmann, Team Data Access