Many Valley Metro resources are available to software developers, to promote the use of transit and information related to transit.
- General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data at the City of Phoenix Developers Portal:
- Valley Metro Rail API - The Valley Metro Rail API adheres to GTFS-realtime. JSON and XML feeds are also available, where specified.
New feed coming soon!
- The Valley Metro Open Data site contains the most recent transit related GIS data for Valley Metro.
- Documentation pertaining to the GTFS is located at:
Requests for other information are handled on a one-by-one basis.
Check back to see when new resources become available.
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Here are some commonly used transit terms used in Valley Metro’s data and their definitions:
A collection of trips assigned to a vehicle for a day.
One of two possible directions of travel –this can be eastbound and westbound, inbound and outbound, clockwise and counterclockwise, etc, -- on a route.
The unique number that identifies each bus stop and light rail station. Publicly this number is referred to as a StopID.
A unique travel path through the street network to visit selected stops for one trip.
A collection of ordered stops presented publicly as a "line" with a name (such as "0-Central") and represented internally as an integer.
One of several stops on each route that serves as a benchmark for whether a trip is running on time.
An iteration of a vehicle traveling along a given pattern.