“GTFS Examples” is a tutorial on GTFS basics: routes, stops, calendars, schedules, and fares

It’s useful to understand what GTFS data is if you interact with it in any capacity — whether you are building the data, working with a vendor, or an executive managing technical projects. We created a simple tutorial to dive in.

During a 2013 project, a Trillium and World Bank team developed a clear, non-scary (and color-coded!) “GTFS Examples” document that covers 11 examples:

Let us know if you find it useful, or have ideas to make it better!

(Data model of the GTFS file format, created by Martin Davis, as per blog post http://lin-ear-th-inking.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/data-model-diagrams-for-gtfs.html.)
(Data model of the GTFS file format, created by Martin Davis, as per blog post http://lin-ear-th-inking.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/data-model-diagrams-for-gtfs.html.)

Aaron is the founding principal of Trillium Solutions, Inc. He brings experience that includes 12 years of web-development with 8 years in public transportation, with knowledge of fixed-route transportation, paratransit, rural transportation, and active transportation modes. Aaron is a recognized expert in developing data standards, web-application design, digital communications, and online marketing strategy. He originally developed Trillium’s GTFS Manager, and has played a key role in the development of the GTFS data specification since 2007.