With today’s release of ArcGIS Pro 2.4, you can now create an use network datasets with public transit schedule data! No separate downloads or installations are necessary. Learn more about the new functionality in the ArcGIS Pro documentation. A new tutorial can help get you started.
In light of this new functionality, the Add GTFS to a Network Dataset toolbox is now officially deprecated. No further enhancements or updates will be made to that tool. However, the tools in the Transit Analysis Tools.tbx toolbox, which was formerly part of the Add GTFS to a Network Dataset download, are not being deprecated. Instead, those have been moved to a separate downloadable toolbox. These tools have overhauled to work with network datasets created using either the old Add GTFS to a Network Dataset toolbox or the new functionality in ArcGIS Pro.
Feel free to discuss the new ArcGIS Pro functionality and post questions about it here in this GeoNet space. However, keep in mind that you can now call Esri Support for help with any functionality in core ArcGIS Pro, and that's often a better way to get help. For help with any downloadable toolboxes, you still need to post your questions here.
The GTFS Stops To Features tool converts a GTFS stops.txt file to a feature class of points using the stop_lat and stop_lon fields to define the stop locations. The GTFS Shapes To Features tool converts a GTFS shapes.txt file to a polyline feature class showing the physical paths taken by vehicles in the public transit system. If your GTFS routes.txt file contains route_color information, the output of the GTFS Shapes To Features tool will be rendered in the color specified there. The Features To GTFS Stops tool converts a point feature class into a GTFS stops.txt file. You can use this tool in combination with the GTFS Stops To Features tool to edit and update your GTFS stops.txt file.
Hello Add GTFS to a Network Dataset users (or any transit tool users). I'm seeking some information about which ArcGIS software licenses you have because this influences my design decisions for future tools. I'd very much appreciate your response to this poll: https://goo.gl/forms/aCmWh8FoK9nG4eIM2
Frequent, nearby public transit service isn’t useful if that service doesn’t take you valuable destinations, like your job, your school, the grocery store, the doctor’s office, the airport, etc. We need to understand where the transit service goes. If we can do this for an entire city, we can find out whether some areas have better access to important destinations than others, and we can use this information to understand other trends and to correct disparities. Check out this post on the Esri blog to learn more about how to calculate transit accessibility in ArcGIS:
The GTFS shapes.txt file contains the actual geographic paths taken by your transit vehicles (buses, trains, etc.). The shapes.txt file is optional, but it’s important to have it so that routing apps can display the transit data nicely in a map and show an accurate representation of where your routes are. Check out this post on the Esri blog to find out how to create one for your system:
Not all transit access is created equal. Some areas of town enjoy more frequent transit service than others, and this may vary by time of day or day of the week. This, in turn, might impact the area’s (or point of interest’s) desirability or be correlated to the area’s socioeconomic characteristics. Check out this post on the Esri blog to see a sample analysis and find out how you can incorporate frequency of transit service into your analysis:
Public transit (like buses and subways) connects people with their jobs, schools, healthcare, recreation, and more. However, typical fixed-route transit systems serve only the people and areas within a short distance of transit stops. Many maps inadvertently over-estimate the area and people served by the transit system. Check out this post on the Esri blog to find out why that is and what can be done about it: