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GTFS Data Dissemination

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== Dissemination Methods for Public GTFS Datasets ==
After the transit agency has created the GTFS zip file and decided whether or not to include data use guidelines, it can be shared with application developers so that applications (e.g., Google Transit) can use the data.
=== Agency Website ===
Many agencies maintain a Developer Resources site or page with information, licenses, and links to various open datasets.
 
These are examples:
* TriMet [http://developer.trimet.org Developer Resources]
* Caltrain [http://www.caltrain.com/developer.html Developer] page
* Anaheim Resort Transportation [http://rideart.org/gtfs/ GTFS Data for Developers]
 
The Caltrain developer page provides a summary of recent changes to the GTFS dataset.
[[File:Caltrain GTFS updates.png|thumbnail|none|Screen capture of http://www.caltrain.com/developer.html taken December 7, 2015]]
 
=== Global Directories ===
GTFS data is typically made publicly available by sharing the data at a publicized URL. Developers and consuming applications can download GTFS data from the specified URL.
* [[Public Feeds wiki page on Google Transit Data Feed Google Code project]]
Transit agencies with GTFS data should consider making this data public to best leverage their investment and maximize the availability of applications based on their GTFS data<ref>[https://www.dropbox.com/s/jq2ko64j2eth5mt/The%20Many%20Uses%20of%20GTFS%20Data%20%E2%80%93%20Opening%20the%20Door%20to%20Transit%20Applications-postTRB4%20-%20changes%20accepted.docx?dl=0 The Many Uses of GTFS Data]</ref>. The data can be made available on the websites listed above, as well as at the individual agency websites. Trinity Transit<ref>[http://www.trinitytransit.org/gtfs/ Trinity Transit. "Google Maps and Mobile Applications."]</ref> is an example of a small agency that has chosen to make GTFS publicly available through its website, as has HART<ref>[http://www.gohart.org/developers/ Hillsborough Area Regional Transit. "Build your own HART apps."]</ref> and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area of Florida<ref>[http://www.psta.net/developers/ Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. "PSTA Developer Resources."]</ref>.
=== Regional Directories ===

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