I am a beginner and I need information about GTFS editors. I want to create routes,trips,patterns,etc... and export it to GTFS-format.

I have setup locally two GTFS editors:

In TransitDataFeeder we need to create each file seperately through UI. I have created a sample agency and created a trip,route and exported it but its not containing the trips and as per my experience TransitDataFeeder does not meet my requirements for creating and editing GTFS.

I have setup conveyal-GTFS-Editor locally and trying to create new route in which its not possible to create trips using timetable option. I don't have experience with the play framework. I am trying to debug it but not able to solve it.

From above two, conveyal-gtfs-editor appears to meet my requirements but it is also in development phase so having problems as I saw in this blog .

So I am looking for best alternative to conveyal-gtfs-editor or need help to resolve conveyal-gtfs-editor with use time-table functionality.


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A list GTFS Editors I've looked at. If I have to recommend, I'd say go for the commercial ones.

(1) Free GTFS Editors

  • TransitFeed A Python library for reading, validating, and writing transit schedule information in the GTFS format. Not really a GTFS Editor, but very useful to make sure the GTFS feed you are editing is sane. Many GTFS Editor shows insane result when the GTFS feed has validation errors. Download from TransitFeed latest releases.
  • XLS Tools for GTFS excel spreadsheet, Bob Heitzman. Free.
  • GTFS Builder web and excel spreadsheet, National RTAP & The Marcy Jaffe Company, US. Free only for US transit agencies?
  • WikiTimetable / Gee web based, Mark Lester, UK, request to try. Alpha version.
  • yTransit web based, yPass US. Free? Alpha version. Blog posts about it, June 2009 and July 2011
  • TransLoc Architect web and map based, from US. Apply for free account. Create, update, manage, validate, export GTFS.
  • WRI Cities Static GTFS Manager GUI interface for creating, editing, exporting of static GTFS data for a public transit authority.

(2) Commercial GTFS Editors

(3) Developers-friendly GTFS Editors

  • IBI groups's transit data tools suite requires deployment of a Java-based backend using PostgreSQL and MongoDB and a Javascript frontend using Node/npm/React/Redux.
  • TransitDataFeeder require installation of webserver jboss postgres etc. Ref Trillium's TDF page and Google Group discussion on TDF Installation
  • Node-GTFS loads transit data in GTFS format from GTFS Data Exchange, unzips it and stores it to a MongoDB database and provides some methods to query for agencies, routes, stops and times. It also has spatial queries to find nearby stops, routes and agencies.
  • Gtfslib-python An open-source library in python for reading GTFS files and storing them in database, using SQLAlchemy (AFIMB/Mecatran).

Static GTFS Manager: https://github.com/WRI-Cities/static-GTFS-manager.

USP: Works plug-and-play on a windows laptop, no installations needed.