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GTFS-ride is a feed specification that allows public transportation agencies to describe and assess service consumption. GTFS-ride has arisen as a necessary complement to GTFS, which describe the kinds of service provided by a transit agency. The Oregon Department of Transportation is supporting the development of GTFS-ride to describe occupancy, boarding, and alighting per stop. This will create a standards-compliant data stream for analyzing transit usage.

Applications for GTFS-ride are undergoing development. Uses for GTFS-ride formatted data include assessing transit-corridor person delay, a metric which can be used to prioritize investments in Bus Rapid Transit projects.

More on GTFS-ride can be found at

How do I get started?

  1. Review the standard at
  2. Take a look at GTFS-ride examples.
  3. Create your own feed based on existing GTFS feed and ridership data.
  4. Use the GTFS-ride feed validator to test your feed.
  5. Publish your validated GTFS-ride feed.

Connecting GTFS to GTFS-ride

Relationship between GTFS files and newly created GTFS-ride files.

Current GTFS-ride Resources

Results of ODOT SPR 803 to develop initial elements of an open ridership data standard