[Open-transport] Coverage of GTFS-RT feeds in the world

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Fri Oct 14 11:52:59 UTC 2016

That's also my impression.

To specificy: I'm not really looking for a list, more like a statement 
saying: "based on X, I think GTFS-RT coverage is going great/bad"

More context: the European Commission's DG Move wants to make the use of 
Netex and Siri mandatory. Their reasoning is that GTFS-RT is too limited 
(I think). My current impression however of Siri and Netex is that these 
2 specifications reinvent the wheel and their only small addition, the 
definitions of certain words (the vocabulary), is not very 
user-friendly. Furthermore, Siri is tightly coupled to the SOAP world, 
and thus, by definition, not well suited for open data publishing. So I 
want to convince the European Commission that publishing data files, 
such as in the case of GTFS-RT, is a lot more feasible, cost-efficient 
and scalable than having all public transit agencies in Europe have to 
invest in a SIRI service.

Kind regards,


On 14-10-16 13:46, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Oct 2016, Pieter Colpaert wrote:
>> Does someone know what the coverage is of GTFS-RT feeds in the world?
> I think many initiatives are currently collecting data, but nobody is 
> presenting it (publically) on a geographical surface.
> Stefan

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