National Transport Authority
Partners With OpenSky
For Smart Taxi Regulation
National Transport Authority – Taxi Regulation Team.
A legacy solution for taxi regulation required modernisation and expansion to cater for rapidly evolving regulatory and policy requirements.
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Key OpenSky Solutions:
– Strategy Consulting
– Solution Architecture Design
– Solution Development
– Managed Service Support
– Programme organisational chart & reporting
– Programme Timelines and Priorities
– Delivery methodologies
Partnering with OpenSky Data Systems has enhanced greatly the flexibility and capability of the NTA’s resource model enabling us to rapidly develop and deploy cost effective digital transport solutions such as Real-Time Passenger Information and Taxi Industry Management Tools amongst many others. OpenSky’s investment in learning about the NTA’s business context and strategic vision has cemented the partnership model and has paid dividends at all stages of the development process.
Philip L’Estrange – Director of Finance & Corporate Services at the National Transport Authority
It’s in the range of solutions and capabilities that have been added to the CABS eco-system since 2013 has shown that the architecture and technologies ̧ that were put in place provide a taxi regulation platform that is future proofed and will continue to be a vital asset for NTA for years to come.
William Flanagan – Director Commercial & Technology at OpenSky Data Systems
In Ireland, we have a professional industry of committed drivers and an excellent track record which is reflected in our low level of complaints. Only 998 complaints in a year regarding over 26,000 drivers and 40million trips. Our 90,000 mobile inspection audits are a key part of maintaining high standards in the industry and drivers actively encourage passengers to check their Driver Check App to reassure passengers that both they and their vehicle are registered correctly with our authority.
Wendy Thompson – Head of Taxi Regulation, National Transport Authority, Ireland
The Partnership Continues
– New web based vehicleinspections system for test centres
– Skills testing system for drivertesting centres, including booking,and kiosk systems
– Tax compliance system, integrated with Revenue commissioners
– Portals for taxi signage franchisees
– On-line driver portal for annual return submissions
– Public facing apps for consumers to validate driver’s credentials
– Realtime link between driver and vehicle registered with the
– GDPR Compliant
IRELAND: A Case Study In Innovation, Efficiency And Value In Large Scale Smart Digital Taxi Regulation.
Around the world, transport authorities, regulators and transport network companies are seeking new ways to ensure that the citizen experiences a safe, reliable and sustainable taxi experience. Taxi Regulation at Irelands National Transport Authority has become a blueprint for others on how to achieve high standards within the industry, not only through investment in technology but through collaboration, regulatory evolutions and a committed and expert team, led by Irelands National Taxi Regulator.