[Tagging] Public Transport Timetables Proposal RFC

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 03:46:58 UTC 2018

It sounds like we agree: detailed timetables for every bus stop are too
much to maintain, but simple service hours and intervals assigned to a
route are reasonable.

This would be very useful for map rendering, because an intercity bus that
runs every 10 minutes is quite different than one that run once a day!
On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 8:57 AM Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>

> I'm siding with the idea of linking to an external data-base, as
> maintaining this in OSM is going to be a nightmare :-(
> On Sat, 3 Nov 2018 at 08:45, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Sure! But how many GTFS feeds are there in the whole world, compared to
>> the number of towns with public transit?
>> I’m guessing that in Europe perhaps the majority of transit operators
>> publish this info, but it’s not yet universal in they USA, and in Asia and
>> Africa there are 10,000+ cities with no public transit info beyond what is
>> available in OSM
> Somebody did mention Moovit earlier: https://moovit.com/
> & here is Moovit Indonesia, which may make sense to you but means
> absolutely nothing to me! :-)
> https://moovitapp.com/index/in/Tranportasi_Umum-Indonesia
>> These cities rarely run strict timetables, but the interval (ie headway)
>> between buses and “open_hours) (ie span of service) would be very useful
>> and verifiable info.
> In cases like this, when you need to know that the bus to the big city
> should leave on Monday & Thursday mornings, is a bit of a different
> situation to 100s of routes with multiple journeys, & they would be doable.
> Thanks
> Graeme
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