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www.TransformingTransportation.org
The General Transit Feed
Specification (GTFS) and
Implications for International
Develo...
The General Transit Feed Specification
(GTFS)
and Implications for
International Development
Holly Krambeck
hkrambeck@worl...
City of 12 million people
70% of all trips made on public transit
SUPPOSE
AND YOU WANT TO
Take a bus somewhere
or
Identify...
YOU’LL NEED A
MAP!
35%
of the world’s 100 largest cities
do not have complete transit route maps
92%
of the world’s largest lower-middle inco...
THE EXPERIMENT
Create cities’ first integrated, multi-modal transit
maps and databases using a data standard that
is not r...
WHAT IS GTFS?
• Open data standard
Route Type Route ID Route Name
Bus 123 A to B
… … …
Route ID Route Name Route Type
123 ...
WHY DO WEGTFS?
• Growing # of developers are creating
innovative solutions to transit challenges,
leveraging this standar...
WHY DO WEGTFS?
• 800+ uniform transit datasets available
to you RIGHT NOW:
http://www.gtfs-data-exchange.com/
WORLD BANK
GTFS-BASED PROJECTS
Manila, Philippines
Zhengzhou, Jinan, Nanchang; China
Haiphong, Vietnam
Ulaanbaatar, Mongol...
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED
(1) GTFS databases do have the
potential to help developing cities
overcome, for the first time,
chal...
GTFS ALL STARS
Bibiana McHugh, Trimet The “Mother” of GTFS
Jacqueline Klopp, Columbia University Mapping Nairobi transit...
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The general transit feed specification (gtfs) and implications for international development - Holly Krambeck - World Bank - Transforming Transportation 2015

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Holly Krambeck presented the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and its implications for International Development at Transforming Transportation 2015.

Transforming Transportation 2015: Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity is the annual conference co-organized by the World Resources Institute and the World Bank.

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The general transit feed specification (gtfs) and implications for international development - Holly Krambeck - World Bank - Transforming Transportation 2015

  1. 1. www.TransformingTransportation.org The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and Implications for International Development Holly Krambeck, World Bank Presented at Transforming Transportation 2015
  2. 2. The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and Implications for International Development Holly Krambeck hkrambeck@worldbank.org
  3. 3. City of 12 million people 70% of all trips made on public transit SUPPOSE AND YOU WANT TO Take a bus somewhere or Identify a suitable location for a new transit route or station
  4. 4. YOU’LL NEED A MAP!
  5. 5. 35% of the world’s 100 largest cities do not have complete transit route maps 92% of the world’s largest lower-middle income cities (25 out of the largest 100) do not have complete transit route maps
  6. 6. THE EXPERIMENT Create cities’ first integrated, multi-modal transit maps and databases using a data standard that is not remotely intended to solve transit challenges in developing countries… the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS)
  7. 7. WHAT IS GTFS? • Open data standard Route Type Route ID Route Name Bus 123 A to B … … … Route ID Route Name Route Type 123 A to B 3 … … … Effectively, taking existing data types and adjusting column names and encoding
  8. 8. WHY DO WEGTFS? • Growing # of developers are creating innovative solutions to transit challenges, leveraging this standard. • In theory, an investment in an application in one city can be adopted in any other city that has adopted the same standards. In business and international development, this is a very powerful concept!
  9. 9. WHY DO WEGTFS? • 800+ uniform transit datasets available to you RIGHT NOW: http://www.gtfs-data-exchange.com/
  10. 10. WORLD BANK GTFS-BASED PROJECTS Manila, Philippines Zhengzhou, Jinan, Nanchang; China Haiphong, Vietnam Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Mexico City, Mexico Sao Paulo, Brazil (new) Cairo, Egypt (new)
  11. 11. WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED (1) GTFS databases do have the potential to help developing cities overcome, for the first time, challenges they had faced for many years; and (2) GTFS databases are very difficult to establish and maintain in developing countries.
  12. 12. GTFS ALL STARS Bibiana McHugh, Trimet The “Mother” of GTFS Jacqueline Klopp, Columbia University Mapping Nairobi transit Kevin Webb, Conveyal Building a library of open- source solutions for transit planning Tiffany Chu, Transitmix Building beautiful tools to gather public input on transit routing

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