Suggested Real Time Requirements

Project goals and requirements are necessary for building real-time information systems. A detailed list of suggestions, which can be incorporated into a procurement document, can be found here. These goals and requirements are broadly summarized below.

Project goals

  • Provide customers with accurate information about when vehicles will arrive
  • Provide agencies with current and historical vehicle location data
  • Provide developers with a free and authoritative source of RTI

System requirements

  • GPS hardware devices with easy installation and low latency
  • Capability for regular loading of schedule data through GTFS
  • Free and open API endpoints with historical archive of vehicle information
  • Open APIs/SDKs/deep links to support integration with other applications
  • Relevant documentation for all software