The Value of Open Standards to Transportation

O'Reilly, Peter
RCWP 10-010 June 2010

In this paper we present the case for open standards in the transportation industry especially from a business and economic perspective. We show that the use of open standards in the telecommunication industry has helped fuel that industry's growth in the past quarter-century. We believe that the adoption of open standards in all aspects of the transportation industry will similarly provide significant cost savings and growth.