GTFS & GIS 101: Introduction to GTFS Data Feeds and How to Use Them



Wednesday, September 6, 2017
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT

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Need to summarize, aggregate, or disaggregate transit data at the route, stop, or geographic level? This workshop will show you how to use General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data to conduct region-wide analyses for summarizing levels of service by day, time period, route, stop or geographic area. Seasoned transit professionals from Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning will guide participants through the process of using GTFS data for basic geographic transit analysis. Participants will learn how to extract stop, route, schedule data from GTFS feeds in Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Access; create relationships between feed components to summarize information at different levels; and display the information spatially in GIS software. Presenters will also provide a brief primer on GTFS data for new users: What is GTFS? What is included in a GTFS feed? How do all of the feed components relate to one another and to the source agency’s schedule data? 
Target Audience: Transit Agency Planners, Engineers, or Data Analysts; Transit/Transportation Planner Consultants; MPO Staff; Transit Agency Staff responsible for Title VI Reporting (transit service monitoring); Transit Agency Staff responsible for general transit monitoring or performance monitoring (non-FTA requirements); Transit Advocates; Transportation Researchers/Scholars 


Sandy Davis

Sandy is a Senior Transportation Planner with solid experience in regional transportation operations, research and policy development with a specific focus on transit service planning and implementation, geographic information systems (GIS), community outreach, and qualitative and quantitative research design. She has played a key leadership role in Foursquare ITP’s ... Read More

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