GTFS-ride for transit ridership data: Learning from the GTFS Example

To develop shared languages for interoperable transit data, the question we face is not just how to invent data formats, but how to create standards and the systems around them. People ask “How can we have success on the scale of GTFS without Google?” This is an important question that state departments of transportation (DOTs), in…

Transit Custom Posts: A WordPress Plugin for Transit Sites

One of the remarkable things about an open data specification such as GTFS is that it finds itself in all kinds of places—from trip-planners and mapping applications to network planning software. Now, it has infiltrated website development thanks to a grant from ODOT through the Northwest Oregon Transit Alliance (NWOTA). We’re excited to announce the…

Announcing the flexible transit trip planner

The trip planner revolution Trip planners based off GTFS data have revolutionized public transit in the United States. Just 12 years ago, the only trip planners were expensive, proprietary, poorly functioning, and designed for individual systems. Now, a “Google Trip Planner” widget is ubiquitous on the websites of larger agencies and common even for systems…