Guest post from the National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)
Information on GTFS Workshops
In July 2022, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) proposed a requirement that a General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) feed for fixed routes be included in the annual National Transit Database (NTD). While not federally mandated yet, we suggest that transit agencies get a jump start. And of course, publishing GTFS data will allow your agency to offer mobile and online trip planning to the benefit of your agency and your riders. Are you ready? If not, National RTAP can help.
National RTAP is offering a free, targeted, hands-on training to help you develop your GTFS feed and publish your services online. The training will consist of three 1-hour sessions held on March 8, March 15, and March 27, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET. The third session will be optional, with the instructor available for questions and extra help. At the end of the training, you can expect to complete GTFS data for one bus route and will have the ability to create GTFS data for other routes. Register for all three GTFS workshops.
Who should attend? The GTFS workshops will benefit rural, tribal, and small metro transit agencies that are new to transit route data feeds, as well as regional planners or others that partner with or support transit agencies.
About National RTAP
National RTAP is a rural and tribal transit technical assistance center operates under a cooperative agreement between the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Neponset Valley Transportation Management Association.
National RTAP’s overarching mission is to address the training and technical assistance needs of rural, and tribal transit operators across the nation, and to support the state RTAP programs. Our comprehensive set of free technical assistance programs and resources includes training materials, webinars, newsletters and technical briefs, peer resources, research, and innovative technology initiatives. For more information and to access rural transit tools and resources, visit https://www.nationalrtap.org.