Developer Resources

To promote the use of transit and transit-related information and make it easier for software developers to make innovations, we are making our software data services available as we bring them on board.

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SolTrans Transit Terms

Before you get started, you should review the following terms that appear frequently in our data. These are SolTrans’ definitions and do not necessarily represent the definitions for other transit agencies.

TermDefinition
BlockA collection of trips assigned to a bus during a specific time-frame on a given day.
DirectionThe general path a route moves to reach its terminal destination. We have 8 directions: Northbound, Southbound, Eastbound, Westbound, Clockwise, Counterclockwise, AM & PM.
PatternUnique travel paths with varying stops for the same route.
RouteA collection of ordered stops (patterns) with a name (e.g. Route 1, Red Line).
RunGenerally speaking, a collection of trips assigned to a driver during a specific time-frame on a given day.
Stop ID The unique 6-digit number that identifies each SolTrans bus stop, transit center or transit center bays.
Timepoint A stop on a route that serves as a benchmark for whether a trip is running on time.
TripA bus traveling on a specific pattern with a specific one-way direction.

SolTrans GTFS

The foundation of our GTFS datasets uses Trillium Solutions, Inc.’s GTFS Manager. Trillium provides our static GTFS feed and links it to our real-time data available through Avail Technologies, Inc.

Developers are encouraged to download our latest static-GTFS feed and/or use our myAvail Swagger UI for their GTFS needs.

SolTrans Geospatial Information

SolTrans maintains KMLs of Current Routes and Bus Stops with each service change:

Current SolTrans Bus Stops KML (12/01/2019)

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