Waverley Transport Innovation Challenge

https://opendata.transport.nsw.gov.au/waverley-transport-innovation-challenge

Is this challenge an EOI like the MaaS challenge?

Come along to the information session to learn more :slight_smile:

This is more like our traditional Innovation Challenges but with the opportunity to work with Waverley Council!

May have to watch the recording after the event. :slightly_frowning_face:

Will there be a fixed seed funding pool, and will the pool amount be publicly known?

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Waverley Transport Innovation Challenge Information Session can be watched on Twitter Live at: https://twitter.com/DataTfNSW/status/1225313783859404800?s=20

Have a copy of the slides been posted yet?

Hi @Caroline. The slides have been posted and can be found on our Waverley Transport Innovation Challenge page on the hub: https://opendata.transport.nsw.gov.au/waverley-transport-innovation-challenge

thank you

Can you provide a ballpark maximum for the seed funding? $15k/$30k/$60k? Assume the proposed solution can achieve all the objectives.

Can you provide an estimated number of monthly active users for the 12-month trial period?

There’s mention of GTFS-Pathways in the slides. Can we expect a pathways.txt in a GTFS bundle, specifically for Bondi Junction Interchange? If yes,

  • Would it be in the “Public Transport - Timetables - For Realtime” GTFS bundles, or the " Timetables Complete GTFS" bundle?
  • Which of the optional fields would be implemented? length, traversal_time, stair_count, max_slope, min_width, signposted_as, reversed_signposted_as

Hey @jayen. In answer to your questions above:

Q: Can you provide a ballpark maximum for the seed funding? $15k/$30k/$60k? Assume the proposed solution can achieve all the objectives.
Our expectation is based on previous innovation challenges that ranged from $30,000 - $100,000

Q: Can you provide an estimated number of monthly active users for the 12-month trial period?
We cannot estimate the monthly active users as a trial of this type has never been implemented in the area. We would look to the applicant company to set such targets and demonstrate how they would be achieved and post-trial how to scale to a self-sustaining product.

Q: There’s mention of GTFS-Pathways in the slides. Can we expect a pathways.txt in a GTFS bundle, specifically for Bondi Junction Interchange? If yes,

  • Would it be in the “Public Transport - Timetables - For Realtime” GTFS bundles, or the " Timetables Complete GTFS" bundle?
  • Which of the optional fields would be implemented? length, traversal_time, stair_count, max_slope, min_width, signposted_as, reversed_signposted_as

The short answer is no. This is desired but has not yet been developed.

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Thanks for the quick answers Eneida.

Q; Is there a marketing budget from either TfNSW or Waverley Council? If yes, may we know the amount? Is it dependent on the seed funding required?

Hi @jayen. There is no assigned marketing budget. However, in terms of supporting the trial, it was discussed at the information session that there is an appetite for TfNSW promoting the trial on public transport, and Waverley Council will be promoting it locally as well.
There is no reason why you cannot include marketing as part of your breakdown in your seed funding amount request in your application form.

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Please note that the Entry Form for the Waverley Transport Innovation Challenge has been updated to include additional questions regarding funding - Q12 to Q14. View the entry form here: https://opendata.transport.nsw.gov.au/waverley-transport-innovation-challenge-entry-form

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