The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) is a standardized data format for storing public transit routes, stops, and schedules. GTFS data can be used for transit trip planning and public transit system analysis. Thousands of public transit agencies worldwide have made up-to-date GTFS data for their systems publically available for download.

The tools and techniques here allow you to use GTFS data in ArcGIS.

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ArcGIS Transit Solution

Configurable tools to inform the public of service changes, manage transit safety reports and mitigation plans, monitor the performance of transit agencies, and partner with volunteers to keep transit stops safe and clean.

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Public transit tools in ArcGIS Pro

Perform network analysis, visualize, and edit public transit data with out-of-the box tools in ArcGIS Pro.

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Transit Network Analysis Tools

Perform transit-specific network analysis such as calculating accessibility and visualizing service areas over time using transit-enabled network datasets created in ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro.

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Use BetterBusBuffers to map the frequency of public transit service available across your city.

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Interpolate Blank Stop Times

Use Interpolate Blank Stop Times to fill in blank arrival_time and departure_time values in your stop_times.txt file with reasonable estimates.

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GTFS Realtime Connector for GeoEvent

Use the GTFS Realtime Connector for GeoEvent to view GTFS Realtime trip updates, service alerts, and vehicle positions in a map.

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Add GTFS to a Network Dataset

DEPRECATED. Use Add GTFS to a Network Dataset to incorporate transit data into a network dataset so you can perform schedule-aware analyses using the Network Analyst tools in ArcMap.

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Generate GTFS Shapes

DEPRECATED. The Generate GTFS Shapes toolbox produces a new shapes.txt file for your GTFS dataset or allows you to edit an existing one.

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Display GTFS in ArcGIS

DEPRECATED. Use Display GTFS in ArcGIS to visualize your GTFS stops and route shapes in ArcMap.

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Edit GTFS Stop Locations

DEPRECATED. Use Edit GTFS Stop Locations to update your GTFS stops.txt file using ArcMap.