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Local authority requirements

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The Bus Open Data Service enables local bus operators in England to publish higher quality data about timetables, fares and real time data. The Alpha focuses on timetables, with the Beta to be delivered during 2019. Please note that community bus operators are currently outside the scope of the new service if they have exemptions under Section 19 or Section 22 of the Local Government Act 1985.

Local Authorities may want to help local bus operators in their area to provide data to the new service, using an Assisted Digital bureau service similar to those currently used in bus service registration. However, we recommend that you should encourage operators to use the digital channel.

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