[Talk-transit] GTFS from OSM data?

Mike N niceman at att.net
Fri Aug 26 14:05:58 BST 2011

I have looked at Go-Sync (Great tool!) and have some questions about 
public transport and GTFS.   I am starting from perhaps the reverse of 
normal case: any agency data on routes and stops was way out of date and 
very incomplete.   The system is small and well within the scope of 
being surveyed from scratch and entered into OSM. It appears that 
Go-Sync is focused on stop synchronization, given the routes in 
routes.txt+trips.txt+shapes.txt .

   1.  Are there any tools to create routes.txt + trips.txt + shapes.txt 
from OSM public transport route relations?   If not, would such a tool 
be within the scope to add to Go-Sync, or should this just be a separate 

   2.  For bus routes, is there any value to adding 
public_transport=stop_position to the OSM data, in addition to 

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