[Event Recap] Transport Research Arena (TRA2024)

Compass Informatics is proud to recap our recent participation in the Transport Research Arena (TRA2024) held in Dublin this April.

TRA is the premier European event for the transportation sector, bringing together leading minds in research, policy, and industry.

The theme for TRA2024, “Transport Transitions: Advancing Sustainable and Inclusive Mobility,” resonated deeply with our commitment to leveraging geospatial technologies for a greener transportation future.

Showcasing Expertise in Sustainable Transport

At TRA2024, we had the opportunity to showcase our expertise in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Earth Observation (EO) for sustainable transport solutions.

Our proven track record in the transport sector includes:

  • Developing a multimodal transit app for Dublin City: This app, built using open-source data, provides users with real-time information on various transportation options, promoting a shift towards sustainable travel choices.
  • Creating a visualisation and route planning tool: This tool empowers stakeholders to understand the impact of potential changes to public transport infrastructure, fostering informed decision-making and public engagement.
  • Mapping existing transport networks and analysing passenger demand: This allows for the identification of areas that require new infrastructure or improved services, optimising public transport accessibility and utilisation.

Public Transport Accessibility Tools Take Centre Stage

During the conference, we were particularly excited to see the National Transport Authority (NTA) present on two key public transport GIS analysis toolboxes developed by Compass Informatics: Public Transport Accessibility Levels (PTALs) and Access to Opportunities and Services (ATOS).

These innovative tools enable a detailed assessment of public transport accessibility across different areas, along with access to essential services and opportunities. This data is crucial for the NTA’s evidence-based decision-making processes, ensuring that public transport development caters to the needs of the entire community.

Connecting, Learning, and Shaping the Future

Our participation at TRA2024 extended beyond showcasing our solutions.

It provided a valuable platform to:

  • Forge connections with industry leaders and visionary researchers: These interactions fostered collaboration and knowledge exchange, propelling advancements in sustainable mobility.
  • Immerse ourselves in the latest advancements: By staying abreast of the cutting-edge research and technologies, we can continuously refine our solutions and offer the best possible service to our clients.
  • Play a pivotal role in shaping the future of transportation: Through active participation in such events, we contribute to shaping a transportation sector that is efficient, inclusive, and environmentally responsible.

Looking Ahead after Transport Research Arena

The insights and connections gained at TRA2024 will undoubtedly fuel our ongoing commitment to developing innovative GIS and EO solutions for a greener transportation future.

We look forward to continuing the conversation and collaborating with stakeholders across the industry to make sustainable mobility a reality.

Your Partner in Sustainable Transportation

Compass Informatics is a leading provider of geospatial intelligence solutions, empowering organisations in the transportation sector to make data-driven decisions and optimise their operations for sustainability.

We offer a comprehensive suite of services, including:

  • GIS software
  • Data analytics
  • Consulting services


We are dedicated to tailoring our solutions to meet the specific needs of each client, ensuring a successful journey towards a sustainable transportation future.

Contact us today to learn more about how Compass Informatics can help your organisation achieve its sustainability goals.