Monday, August 9, 2010

Community Transit Schedule Data Added to OneBusAway

We're often asked about adding Community Transit to OneBusAway, and the answer has always been the same: CT doesn't have the time or resources to release their data. However, lack of time and resources is the normal state of affairs here at OneBusAway, so we're excited to tell you that we've made some big progress in adding Community Transit to OneBusAway.

We're proud to announce that Community Transit schedule data is now live in OneBusAway.

Behold: Swift, the 101 , and all your favorites.

Now the catch: this is just schedule data and not real-time arrival data. As stated before, CT does not have real-time tracking equipment on their buses and that isn't likely to change in the short-term. In the meantime, we'll see what we can do about getting real-time data for Swift (which does have tracking equipment) into OneBusAway, but the best way to make that happen is to let CT know that this is important to you at riders@commtrans.org.

Either way, we hope that the schedule data will still prove useful.

Special thanks to Joe Julian, whose FOIA request of CT schedule data made this possible, and to Tim for his help hacking and debugging the GTFS.