April 30, 2024 2:00 pm

Cal-ITP Contributes New Resources to GTFS.org

MobilityData will use these resources to improve learning about GTFS.

April 30, 2024 — MobilityData is pleased to announce the availability of new, free resources to make learning about GTFS simple, thanks to the California Integrated Travel Project (Cal-ITP). Whether you’re looking for an introduction to GTFS, wondering how to produce data for GTFS Fares v2, or you want to include accessibility information in your GTFS feeds, you can now find convenient resources on the MobilityData YouTube channel or directly on GTFS.org.

“We always consider the accessibility of information in our work,” said Eric Plosky, MobilityData Executive Director. “That’s why we want to make everything about GTFS easy to understand. These new resources from Cal-ITP will help ensure that organizations have the tools they need to deliver better transit experiences for riders.”

“Cal-ITP is thrilled to collaborate with MobilityData,” said Gillian Gillett, Division Chief at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). “Our primary goal is to make producing GTFS and Real Time GTFS easier for every agency throughout California, and this resource does just that. It makes GTFS more approachable and understandable, helping transit agencies leverage features beyond their schedule to provide riders with critical information about accessibility, fares, and payment options.”

For a full overview of all of the different content available, please check out our blog post

About MobilityData

MobilityData is the global non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of open transportation data standards. With our over 120 members, MobilityData brings together and supports transport operators, software vendors, app developers, and government agencies to standardize and expand open data formats, such as the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) for public transport and the General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS) for shared mobility. Learn more about our commitment to better transportation through data at mobilitydata.org.

About Cal-ITP

The California Integrated Travel Project (Cal-ITP) was established by the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to both improve and encourage the use of multimodal travel throughout California—by enabling contactless open-loop payments, standardizing information for easy multimodal trip planning, and automating customer discounts. Over the past two years, Cal-ITP successfully led contactless open-loop payment implementations in California on Monterey-Salinas and Santa Barbara buses; Sacramento light rail; intercity passenger rail between Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area; on-demand transit vans; and LAX’s FlyAway bus, which connects airport passengers to commuter rail.
Learn more at https://calitp.org and on @California_ITP on X, or by subscribing to the Caltrans Mobility Newsletter. And visit Cal-ITP’s CAMobilityMarketplace.org for a catalog of code-compliant products and services for public mobility providers, including contactless payment acceptance hardware and software and competitively priced cellular data plans.