TIDES Update... there's a lot of news!

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Dec 12, 2023, 6:28:13 PM12/12/23
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Hello TIDES Project stakeholders

 

It has been a long time since I have updated this group and a lot has happened.

 

  • A dedicated group of TIDES Contributors have been hard at work refining the TIDES specification.  A beta version of the spec is now available for review.  If you work with AVL, APC, or AFC data, please take a look at the data tables and fields and see if they will work for your needs.
     
  • As TIDES transitions from development to production use, we have established a more formal governance structure with a Board of Directors.  We are also making plans for ongoing development support and management of the specification.   Please take a look at the Governance Policy and the Change Management Policy. And please welcome the new TIDES Board.

 

  • The annual TIDES Update meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 10 at 1pm Eastern Time. The meeting with be held in-person concurrent with the TRB Annual meeting in Washington, DC and online via Teams.   At this meeting we will share more details on the development of the TIDES specification and next steps for the project. Register for the meeting here to receive the link.

 

  • Looking forward, we see a lot of opportunity in the next year to put TIDES into use.  We expect to see transit agencies, consultants vendors, and researchers adopt TIDES as their internal data structure for operations data, and to start to build and share tools to transfer data into the TIDES format and to create data aggregation and reporting tools with the data.  I hope you will all consider taking part in this work. Together, we can work faster and smarter.

 

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out or engage with the TIDES team on GitHub.

 

 

John Levin

TIDES Board Coordinator

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