Mon, 02 May 2011
The MTA and GTFS
Back when I didn't have a car, I used the MTA daily and had a set of scripts to extract their schedule data from the website and import it into trainsched on my Palm Pilot. I asked them for more structured data at one point but was rebuffed, so I stuck with my scripts that had to be updated every time they changed their schedule pages.
I don't have a Palm Pilot any more (and trainsched doesn't even run on the PalmOS emulator on my WebOS phone), but I thought it would be nice to update my old scripts to use the new GTFS feeds. This should even work with other GTFS feeds; there's nothing really MTA-specific going on.
The updated scripts are here: GTFS to trainsched converter.