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The New Power leader: Open data initiatives are a cause for real excitement

Public transport users in many cities don’t have to wait for ages in the rain at the bus stop or railway station any more. Instead, they can check on their phone for bus waiting times and decide whether to head for the stop or give up and walk. Apps will provide alternate routes. The apps are so good that if you ask at the station, generally the staff will check their phones rather than the company information.

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