[Open-transport] Open Transport Data tools / webservices

Brian Ferris bdferris at google.com
Tue Jul 16 09:07:39 UTC 2013

I agree that fares have historically been a weak spot for GTFS, but I've
been working hard to improve the situation:


I know that you have already given some feedback on that process, but we
are always looking for more feedback if others want to get involved.

And by current standards, I assume you mean NeTEx?  Or something else?

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Stefan Kaufmann
<transit at shutterworks.org>wrote:

> On 16.07.2013 07:42, Brian Ferris wrote:
>  "some agencies are complaining that Google is not listening enough what
>> agencies want/need"
>> […] Replacing GTFS with something else
>> might make some sense for agencies, but I'm not sure riders will
>> necessarily be better off.
> One problem my agency has right now is the question how to fit their fare
> system into GTFS. The service area is divided into cells, and due to
> special fares in between several cells the fare can currently only be
> calculated through an n×n matrix. So, yep, while the local system might be
> complex and sometimes a bit tedious, I have yet to find convincing
> arguments why the agency should adapt their fare rules to GTFS instead of
> the other way round, when their current standards fully support what
> they're doing.
> regards,
> -stk
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