The DATEX II specifications are maintained currently by a stakeholder organisation that has been created under the EasyWay programme (www.easyway-its.eu). Inside EasyWay, DATEX II is included in a set of European Studies (ES), that deal with pan-European consensus forming and harmonization. DATEX II is covered by European Study 5, currently chaired by Germany.
ES5 has been structured into two working groups:
- The Strategic Group (SG) steers the work programme of ES5 and reports to the EasyWay Steering Committee and the European Commission. SG itself takes care of liaison with other relevant stakeholder groups and outreach acitvities, like the organisation of a DATEX II User Forum. Technical day-to-day work is assigned by the SG to a dedicated technical working group.
- The Technical Group (TG) receives its terms of reference from the SG, and also reports back on its progress. The TG consists of technical experts that deal with the day-to-day management of the DATEX II specifications, which includes user support and user feedback via this website, but also all technical work required in preparation of the DATEX II standardization. TG therefore works in close cooperation with CEN TC278 Working Group 8.
The presented organisational structure is seen as a temporary solution during the life of the EasyWay programme. In parallel to the work programme described above, the SG and the TG work together on defining a long term, self-sustained organisational structure for the time after EasyWay.