GTFS Builder (General Transit Feed Specification Builder) is a web application from National RTAP for managing data to offer integrated on-line trip planning through Google Maps. Google Maps and Google Transit trip planning provide benefits to both travelers and transit agencies. Travelers can find transit options for their trips and connections to adjacent areas, get step-by-step directions, and even see a comparison of driving and transit cost. In addition to attracting new or more frequent riders, transit systems may experience fewer calls to customer service for route and schedule information or need to print fewer schedules.
GTFS Builder is free and includes workshop webinars, Excel tools, checklist, Getting Started Guide and on-line topic-specific training videos to create and update these data files, as well as securely host the validated GTFS data file. GTFS Builder includes training for all required and optional data.
National RTAP has prepared a summary video, in the toolset, of what your agency will need including staff resources, data and potential request for your agency’s GTFS files, once complete.
To get started, your organization will need to create an account in the National RTAP in the Cloud system. Click on the image to the right to get started. You will also want to check out the Support Center to download the Getting Started Guide, Checklist and watch all the How to Video's.
Download GTFS Builder Technical Brief
Join National RTAP for a Three-Part GTFS Builder/Online Trip Planner Workshop!
National RTAP is pleased to present the first workshop series intended to guide transit agencies through putting their trip data into Google Transit or other applications with National RTAP's GTFS Builder.
General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) Builder is a free tool designed to allow transit agencies to easily integrate their schedules into Google Transit or other online trip planners. The three-part series is cumulative, and will focus on three areas:
June 13, 2013 1:30 EDT - Introduction to GTFS Builder and Gathering Bus Stop Location Data
June 20, 2013 1:30 EDT - Building Schedules with Bus Stop Data
June 27, 2013 1:30 EDT - Completing a Basic Bus Route, Validating and Posting on Google
Save the date for the June 13th workshop start, and keep an eye out for registration links that will arrive in your email in the next few weeks!