Category: Expanding GTFS

Visualizing MBTA Data

This article entitled, “An interactive exploration of Boston’s Subway System” presents an insightful and microscopic view of subway operations.   With the innovative method of visualizing GTFS data, it is possible to understand the subway system better than we ever have before. These tools are not only valuable for a microscopic view of the transit  operations but can …

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New Horizons in GIS Architecture

Development of a Regional Public Transportation GIS Architecture and Data Model is a research report prepared by the National Center for Transportation Research (NCTR) at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). Coordinated data sharing has become important for government jurisdictions that overlap the same geographic area. In order to promote streamlined data sharing among …

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Creating Partnerships through Online Trip Planning and More with National RTAP’s GTFS Builder Web App

Webinar Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT Webinar Description: National Rural Transit Assistance Program’s (RTAP) General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) Builder web app is a set of tools—simple Excel spreadsheets, checklists, and videos—that will help transit agencies prepare bus route and schedule data files to support the integrated Google Transit trip planner, customizable …

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Enabling Cost-Effective Multi-Modal Trip Planners through Open Transit Data

A study conducted by CUTR Senior Research Associate, Edward Hillsman and CUTR Research Associate Sean Barbeau, culminated in the creation of  the open-source software program, GTFS-OSM-Sync (GO-Sync), which  synchronizes crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap (OSM) data and a transit agency’s official General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data. The goal of GO-Sync is to connect the wealth of data …

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