April 30, 2024 12:37 pm

GTFS 101: A Guide to High Quality Transit Data

Whether you’re brand new to the world of GTFS or a seasoned veteran looking for a refresher, thanks to our friends at Cal-ITP, we now have resources to make learning about GTFS easy!

MobilityData is thrilled to be hosting all of this content on our platforms and in this post we will outline all the new resources that Cal-ITP has developed to help people on their GTFS journey, from introductory materials, to Fares v2 training, and details about the importance of accessibility in GTFS.

Introduction to GTFS

Getting started with GBFS is even easier now and whether you prefer reading or watching videos, we’ve got you covered! For a complete overview of GTFS, visit https://gtfs.org/.

GTFS Fares v2 Training Materials

Okay, so now that you know the basics of GTFS, are you ready to start learning how to implement GTFS Fares-v2? 

To get started, you can watch these four video tutorials and follow along with this written resource.

  • Video 1: GTFS Fares-v2: An introduction
  • Video 2: GTFS Fares v2: Setting up Google Sheets
  • Video 3: GTFS Fares v2: Creating and Maintaining Data
  • Video 4: Exporting and Publishing GTFS Fares v2

Accessibility in GTFS Guide

Accessibility is an incredibly important consideration for transit users and it’s important to display accessibility information to them. 

Luckily, we also have a handy guide to help with how to include this information in your GTFS feeds and you can read all about that here.

Let’s Keep Learning Together

We hope you find these guides helpful and we want to thank Cal-ITP again for providing these, proving once again that collaboration is key to success in the mobility industry!