DT4A project, in collaboration with a project partner, Transport for Cairo (TfC), organized a two-day capacity-building training at Royal Lamerta hotel, Kumasi on August 30 and 31 2022. Four sessions took place over the two days focusing on the concepts of digitalizing transit systems, data collection tools, data exploration, management and logistics aspects of data collection projects.
In addition to the sessions in the training venue, participants conducted sample data collection and post-processing activities on the second day, using Observer and RouteLab, applications developed by TfC for field data collection, planning and analysis.
DT4A and TfC will continue providing the required technical support to the city of Kumasi in their effort in updating the GTFS dataset of Kumasi by incorporating more routes and add frequency and schedule data. As part of this effort, the project provided 10 free-of-charge licenses of the mobile data collection app Observer for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly to help experts with continued data collection even after the training.
Twenty-five participants from Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Department of Transport (KMA-DoT) and students from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology attended the sessions.