GTFS-Real Time

BART worked with Google and an international partnership of transit agencies to create a standard, lightweight way to describe real time arrivals and service advisories. The resulting General Transit Feed Specification - Real Time is built with the General Transit Feed Specification in mind, so if you're already using BART's GTFS Schedules you're good to go!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you doing this?
We want to foster innovative applications, reach a broader audience and encourage more people to choose BART.

Will you help me troubleshoot?
If we help you, it's only fair that we help everyone else, too. We simply don't have the resources for that. Let us know about any issues or enhancements you'd like to see, but unfortunately we aren't able to provide technical support for your development efforts.

What are your plans for future development?
All of our developer services are created on what we call "BART one percent time." So within that context we're doing our best to fix problems, add new features and keep it all going. Drop us a line with your suggestions and learn about changes through the opt-in email list or the BART Developers Google Group.