Public transit serves the people of a city by providing access to jobs, education, shopping, healthcare, recreation, and more. Traffic congestion, climate change, and the evolving economy and population of cities have created a greater need than ever to understand how well transit is serving these needs.

The tools, techniques, and best practices showcased here will help you perform powerful and important analysis with public transit data in ArcGIS.

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Model travel by public transit in a network

Include your GTFS data in a network dataset and use the Network Analyst extension in ArcGIS Pro to model trips by public transit to study things like access to jobs, commute times, and disparities in access.

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Analyze the frequency of transit service

Calculate the frequency of scheduled public transit service available within one or more specified time windows at public transit stops, along public transit lines, at points of interest, or in areas.

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Visualize GTFS data in a map

Convert GTFS stops.txt and shapes.txt files into feature classes and visualize your transit stops and lines in a map.

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Create and edit GTFS data

Create and edit GTFS stops.txt and shapes.txt files using the geographic capabilities of ArcGIS Pro.

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Engage with riders and monitor safety

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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View live GTFS Realtime data

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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Deprecated tools

The tools described on this page are DEPRECATED. The tools will no longer be updated, and support for them is limited. Their functionality is now available out of the box in the core ArcGIS software, so you should already have everything you need!

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