Autonomy Mobility World Expo 2024

NVBW – Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, Gemany and Région Grand Est, France


NVBW – Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, Gemany and Région Grand Est, France


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NVBW – Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, Gemany and Région Grand Est, France


Data sharing for simple and reliable cross-border trips on public transport In their long-standing cooperation, the mobility administrations of the two regions Grand Est and Baden-Württemberg ensure that cross-border public transport is as simple and safe as possible along the Franco-German border. Digitization opens up new opportunities for making the use of cross-border public transport easier. The key to this is the open and up-to-date exchange of all data required for these trips. In a first step, the electronic timetable information system for Baden-Württemberg "EFA-BW” integrates the target timetable data of all public transport services close to the border. The platform integrates these datasets into its timetable information. These timetable and routing information are in use in various information systems such as the state owned platform bwegt, also covering the regions close to the border with the neighboring federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland to France. The data transfer has been installed in a process since 2007, when timetable data from the regional network CTS/Strasbourg was first integrated into the EFA-BW. Since 2019 the EFA BW inte-grates data from all regional public transport providers in Grand Est. This is possible because the Grand Est region now publishes the timetable data for all local and regional public transport ser-vices via in open data through the national access point For French citizens travelling to German regions close to the border, the Baden-Württemberg public transport company NVBW provides bundled timetable data for all German regions close to the border via its mobility data platform MobiData BW ( The timetable data for local and regional transport services in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland are made available in a regularly updated, bundled data set under an open data license. Hence, the regional information system Fluo Grand Est can automatically integrate these data into its digital information system. In addition to timetable data for regional bus and rail services, both platforms are technically able also to exchange more and more intermodal information data. For example, MobiData BW now includes vehicle and location data from the leading car sharing providers in the German-French border region, as well as real-time data from e-scooter and bike sharing-providers in the cities and municipalities of Baden-Württemberg as well as several neighboring cities in Switzerland and France. The borderless data exchange is made possible by several factors: - A compatible data structure using standardised GTFS timetable data - A joint open data policy to share data of public transport - state of the art digital tools that are able to integrate stop-, line- and timetable data - a common understanding in the need of open data and cross border data sharing - corresponding EU legislation such as the delegated regulation 2017/1926 - close and regular exchanges between administrations on both sides of the Rhine Perspective In the next steps the two partners – as well as other neighboring states – are also willing and able to integrate more and more intermodal cross-border mobility data into their information systems, such as carsharing, ride pooling and e-scooter-/bike sharing systems. These intermodal mobility offers are already largely available in the transport information Systems Fluo Grand Est ( and the bwegt online journey planner. This will enable the information ecosystems of EFA BW and MobiData BW in Baden Württemberg and Fluo Grand Est to have an even greater impact on the transition to decarbonized mobility. Therefore, the partners are part of the Autonomy conference programme. They intend to discuss the possibilities and challenges of exchanging mobility data across borders, particularly in the area of shared mobility (car sharing, ride pooling, bicycle POI, etc.) and the gathering of multimodal transport data. It is the common goal of the partners to make shared, public, climate-neutral and sustainable mobility ever easier to use by open data that is shared in bundled data sets over central regional integration platforms. Then, public and private stakeholders can use the data in commer-cial and non-commercial information systems for various target groups.