General Transit Feed Specification
The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) defines a common format for public transportation schedules
Public transport timetable
A public transport timetable is a representation of public transport information to assist a passenger with planning a trip using public transport. A timetable details when vehicle will arrive and depart specified locations and may be organised for by route or for a particular stop...

 and associated geographic information.

GTFS, first conceived by Bibiana McHugh, an IT Manager at Portland's TriMet transit agency was developed by Google
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and Portland TriMet, and originally known as the Google Transit Feed Specification.


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