Introduction to GTFS: The Standardized Transit Data Feed
In 2005, Trimet (Portland, OR Transit System) and Google set off to create a computer readable format of Portland's multimodal transit system. Since then the GTFS documentation has been released to the public and hundreds of agencies all over the world have adopted this open data standard. While the intent of this data feed was originally to just be used in Google Maps other search engines, developers, planners, and GIS professionals have begun to use this data that many host on the open web. This session will be an introduction to how this data feed is laid out as told by a Transit GIS Planner who manages an agencies GTFS feed, and will highlight some of the work that is being done in the open source community to leverage this asset.