The [[General Transit Feed Specification]] allows for transit features to be described using a variety of approaches. In some cases, particular approaches will result in better results in [[:Category:GTFS-consuming applications|GTFS-consuming applications]]. Various pages on the web offer advice on best practices for creating GTFS.
* [http://gtfs.org/best-practices/ GTFS.org Industry-Standard Best Practices] - These Best Practices are agreed to and published by 17 industry partners. These are the most broadly-accepted and complete GTFS Best Practices.
* [[The Transit App]] [http://transitapp.com/developers developers page] provides "Open Data Guidelines" which includes recommendations on how to form GTFS for best results in the application.
* Google Maps has a [https://maps.google.com/help/maps/mapcontent/transit/bestpractices.html GTFS Best Practices Guide]