TravelSpirit Runway Launched

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Thank you all for your amazing support at our Manchester (UK) launch day on 28th June, where over 80 of us had from the feedback received to date, a most excellent time.

In particular, thank you for our international speakers, Sampo Hietanen and Gabriel Plassat, who in addition to representing on-going Finnish and French connections, provided such eloquent descriptions of how Mobility as a Service and Open Collaboration can work.

Post event we’ve been busy sifting through the output of our workshops and identified a prioritised set of next steps (our ‘runway’ for the community) for the next 2-3 months.

As we are open governed and here for the community, we’d love to hear back from you on your thoughts as to these foundation steps, how you could help us deliver them, and any additional ideas or enhancements to the current ones, that you would like to share with us.

TravelSpirit Runway

  1. ‘On Boarding’ our first Open Source Project as a “TravelSpirit supported project” –we are beginning to ‘motor’ with Portland-born community transportation project, RidePilot. But we’re keen to adopt more asap, so please shout if you have one / would like to recommend one.
  2. Creating a UK demonstrator of Open Source capability in the transport domain: working with the Finnish and French communities on this – watch this space.
  3. ‘On boarding’ more TravelSpirit Partners: watch this space – membership will provide access to a great network and a whole host of resources – including the material from our 28th June design workshop (presentations, videos etc)
  4. Reaching out to more regions and partners: so if you have any good leads, please get in touch!
  5. Organising follow up events. We have pulled together the following events for your diaries. Click here for event listings.

So let’s go!

Alex Burrows, CEO, TravelSpirit Foundation