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 www.gtfs-ride.org
How do I get started?
- Review the standard at spec.gtfs-ride.org.
- Take a look at GTFS-ride examples.
- Create your own feed based on existing GTFS feed and ridership data.
- Use the GTFS-ride feed validator to test your feed.
- Publish your validated GTFS-ride feed.