Lahti Region Transport exploiting open data opportunities

A major reform was conducted in 2014, when public transportation was switched to a network-based model. Lahti Region Transport (LSL) is exploiting open data opportunities by offering free journey planner applications encompassed within Google’s Transit Trip Planner application. Free service data means time saved travelling and dynamic journey planning. In addition to this, a nationwide journey planner was created through the Digitransit project. This too encompasses the routes and timetables for the Lahti region. To promote open data in travelling, you can use the travelling companion service kyydit.fi or offer to share a ride with other travellers. Lahti is among several cities in Finland using this service. A shift towards open data methods benefits owners of electric cars, as the e-charge post locations are easy to track using an application.