[Imports] National Transit Map (US)
Martijn van Exel
m at rtijn.org
Wed Sep 7 22:49:39 UTC 2016
Thanks for pointing it out!
My thinking is this is probably better done separate for each transit agency, with a local community member who knows the area leading it. They could then contact the agency directly and perhaps establish a relationship that may lead to other collaborations. I think this would also be a great topic for local Mapathons!
The local agencies probably have routes as well, which would have to be manually edited anyway because complexity (relations). Routes also tend to change much more frequently, so that again points to a local person wanting to own this as being an important link in this process.
I have engaged with UTA (Salt Lake City / Wasatch Front) in the past and they have been very forthcoming with stops / route information. I have never taken the time to really work on systematically adding the stops but it would be a great local mapper project..
> On Sep 7, 2016, at 3:51 AM, Andrew Guertin <andrew.guertin at uvm.edu> wrote:
> The (US) Department of Transportation recently released the National Transit Map (http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/ntm), a compilation of transit information from a wide list of regional transit providers. I'm not proposing an import myself, but I want to make sure it's widely known and I wonder if anyone is looking into an import of it.
> It appears the data collected (or at least presented on the online map) is transit stops only, with no route information.
> Not all transit providers are represented, though the press release says "74 percent of the top 50 agencies, and approximately one-third of all urban transit agencies with fixed route service".
> This seems like a valuable data set if we can use it.
>  http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/press_releases/bts045_16
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