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This document describes a vocabulary for describing transit systems, routes, stops and schedules.

The TRANSIT schema is based on the General Transit Feed Specification published by Google.



Figure: Transit Vocabulary Core Classes (PNG version, SVG version)

Please see https://github.com/iand/vocab-transit for the master version of this vocabulary.

See also

Copyright 2011 Ian Davis

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Namespace

The URI for this vocabulary is

http://vocab.org/transit/terms/

When abbreviating terms the suggested prefix is transit

Each class or property in the vocabulary has a URI constructed by appending a term name to the vocabulary URI. For example:

http://vocab.org/transit/terms/callsign

Terms Summary

An alphabetical list of all terms defined in this schema.

TermURIDescription
Access Arrangementhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/AccessArrangementA type of arrangement for picking up or dropping off passengers from a service stop
Agencyhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/agencyThe agency that operates this public transportation route
Arrival Timehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/arrivalTimeThe time of day at which the service arrives at the stop
Bus Routehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/BusRouteA public transportation route utilising buses on roads for short- or long-distance travel
Cable Car Routehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/CableCarRouteA public transportation route utilising street-level cable cars where the cable runs beneath the car
Callsign prefixhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/callsignThe callsign prefix used by an airline to identify itself to air traffic control
Colorhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/colorA color associated with this route
Currencyhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/currencyThe currency of the fare price
Datehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/dateA date on which this service is scheduled to operate
Datehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/headsignText that appears on a sign that identifies the service's destination to passengers
Departure Timehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/departureTimeThe time of day at which the service departs the stop
Distancehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/distanceThe distance of this service stop from the first stop in sequence
Drop Offhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/dropoffThe arrangement required for passengers to be dropped off at this service stop
Farehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/FareA class of fare payable for public transportation
Ferry Routehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/FerryRouteA public transportation route utilising boats for short- or long-distance travel
From Stophttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/fromStopA stop where a connection between routes begins
Funicular Routehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/FunicularRouteA public transportation route utilising a rail system designed for steep inclines
Gondala Routehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/GondalaRouteA public transportation route utilising aerial cable cars where the car is suspended from the cable
IATA codehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/iataCodeThe code issued by the International Air Transport Association to identify an airport
ICAO codehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/icaoCodeThe code issued by the International Civil Aviation Authority to identify an airport or airline
Inbound Servicehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/InboundServiceA service that travels in an inbound direction
Languagehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/languageThe primary language used by a person or organisation
Minimum Time Transferhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/MinimumTimeTransferA transfer point between two routes that requires a minimum amount of time between arrival and departure to ensure a connection
Minimum Transfer Timehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/minTransferTimeThe amount of time (in seconds) that must be available in an itinerary to permit a transfer between routes at this transfer point
Outbound Servicehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/OutboundServiceA service that travels in an outbound direction
Pick Uphttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/pickupThe arrangement required for passengers to be picked up at this service stop
Pricehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/priceThe price of the fare
Rail Routehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/RailRouteA public transportation route utilising a rail system for intercity or long-distance travel
Routehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/routeA route associated with the given resource
Route Servicehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/routeServiceA service that operates on this route
Route Stophttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/RouteStopA location where passengers board or disembark from a transit vehicle for a specific route
Route Stophttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/routeStopLinks a route to a particular stop and the sequence of that stop in the route
Schedulehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/ScheduleA public transport schedule that applies for one or more routes
Schedulehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/scheduleThe schedule on which this service operates
Schedule Servicehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/scheduleServiceA service that operates on this schedule
Sequencehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/sequenceA sequence number for a stop along a route or service
Servicehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/serviceThe service associated with this service stop
Servicehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/ServiceA public transport service that operates a route on a given schedule
Service Stophttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/ServiceStopA location where passengers board or disembark from a transit vehicle for a specific service
Service Stophttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/serviceStopThe arrival and departure time of a service at a particular stop
Stationhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/stationThe station that this stop is part of
Station Stophttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/stationStopA stop that is associated with this station
Stophttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/stopThe physical stop associated with this service stop
Subway Routehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/SubwayRouteA public transportation route utilising an underground rail system within a metropolitan area
Text Colorhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/textColorA legible color for text drawn against a background of the color associated with a route
Timed Transferhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/TimedTransferA transfer point between two routes where the departing vehicle is expected to wait for the arriving one with sufficient time for a passenger to transfer between routes
Timed Transferhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/RecommendedTransferA point that is recommended for transfer between two routes
Timezonehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/timezoneThe timezone where a person or organisation is located
To Stophttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/toStopA stop where a connection between routes ends
Tram Routehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/TramRouteA public transportation route utilising light rail or street level railed vehicles within a metropolitan area
Transferhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/TransferA transfer point between two routes
Transferhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/transferA transfer point that is associated with this stop
Transit Agencyhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/AgencyAn organization that oversees public transportation for a city or region
Transit Routehttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/RouteA public transportation route
Transit Stationhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/StationA physical structure or area that contains one or more stops
Transit Stophttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/StopA location where passengers board or disembark from a transit vehicle
Unavailable Transferhttp://vocab.org/transit/terms/UnavailableTransferA point where transfer between two routes is not possible despite appearing possible by proximity

Properties and Classes

Access Arrangement

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/AccessArrangement

A type of arrangement for picking up or dropping off passengers from a service stop.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization. Things are a member of this class if they are the value of Pick Up or Drop Off.

Status

Agency

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/agency

The agency that operates this public transportation route.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Transit Route. Every value of this property is a Transit Agency.

Status

Arrival Time

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/arrivalTime

The time of day at which the service arrives at the stop. The time is measured from "noon minus 12h" (effectively midnight, except for days on which daylight savings time changes occur) at the beginning of the service date. For times occurring after midnight on the service date, the time will be a value greater than 24:00:00 in HH:MM:SS local time for the day on which the trip schedule begins. Services that span multiple dates will have stop times greater than 24:00:00. For example, if a service begins at 10:30:00 p.m. and ends at 2:15:00 a.m. on the following day, the stop times would be 22:30:00 and 26:15:00.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Service Stop.

Status

Bus Route

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/BusRoute

A public transportation route utilising buses on roads for short- or long-distance travel.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transit Route.

Status

Cable Car Route

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/CableCarRoute

A public transportation route utilising street-level cable cars where the cable runs beneath the car.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transit Route.

Status

Callsign prefix

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/callsign

The callsign prefix used by an airline to identify itself to air traffic control.

Semantics

It is a sub-property of Identifier.

Status

Color

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/color

A color associated with this route.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Transit Route.

Status

Currency

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/currency

The currency of the fare price.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Fare.

Status

Date

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/date

A date on which this service is scheduled to operate.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Schedule.

Status

Date

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/headsign

Text that appears on a sign that identifies the service's destination to passengers.

Status

Departure Time

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/departureTime

The time of day at which the service departs the stop. The time is measured from "noon minus 12h" (effectively midnight, except for days on which daylight savings time changes occur) at the beginning of the service date. For times occurring after midnight on the service date, the time will be a value greater than 24:00:00 in HH:MM:SS local time for the day on which the trip schedule begins. Services that span multiple dates will have stop times greater than 24:00:00. For example, if a service begins at 10:30:00 p.m. and ends at 2:15:00 a.m. on the following day, the stop times would be 22:30:00 and 26:15:00.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Service Stop.

Status

Distance

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/distance

The distance of this service stop from the first stop in sequence.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Service Stop.

Status

Drop Off

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/dropoff

The arrangement required for passengers to be dropped off at this service stop.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Service Stop. Every value of this property is an Access Arrangement.

Status

Fare

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/Fare

A class of fare payable for public transportation.

Status

Ferry Route

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/FerryRoute

A public transportation route utilising boats for short- or long-distance travel.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transit Route.

Status

From Stop

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/fromStop

A stop where a connection between routes begins.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Transfer. Every value of this property is a Transit Stop.

Status

Funicular Route

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/FunicularRoute

A public transportation route utilising a rail system designed for steep inclines.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transit Route.

Status

Gondala Route

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/GondalaRoute

A public transportation route utilising aerial cable cars where the car is suspended from the cable.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transit Route.

Status

IATA code

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/iataCode

The code issued by the International Air Transport Association to identify an airport.

Semantics

It is a sub-property of Identifier.

Status

ICAO code

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/icaoCode

The code issued by the International Civil Aviation Authority to identify an airport or airline.

Semantics

It is a sub-property of Identifier.

Status

Inbound Service

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/InboundService

A service that travels in an inbound direction.

Status

Language

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/language

The primary language used by a person or organisation.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a foaf:Agent.

Status

Minimum Time Transfer

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/MinimumTimeTransfer

A transfer point between two routes that requires a minimum amount of time between arrival and departure to ensure a connection.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transfer.

Status

Minimum Transfer Time

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/minTransferTime

The amount of time (in seconds) that must be available in an itinerary to permit a transfer between routes at this transfer point.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Transfer. Every value of this property is a Transit Stop.

Status

Outbound Service

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/OutboundService

A service that travels in an outbound direction.

Status

Pick Up

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/pickup

The arrangement required for passengers to be picked up at this service stop.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Service Stop. Every value of this property is an Access Arrangement.

Status

Price

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/price

The price of the fare.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Fare.

Status

Rail Route

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/RailRoute

A public transportation route utilising a rail system for intercity or long-distance travel.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transit Route.

Status

Route

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/route

A route associated with the given resource.

Semantics

Every value of this property is a Transit Route.

Status

Route Service

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/routeService

A service that operates on this route.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Transit Route. Every value of this property is a Service.

Status

Route Stop

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/RouteStop

A location where passengers board or disembark from a transit vehicle for a specific route.

Status

Route Stop

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/routeStop

Links a route to a particular stop and the sequence of that stop in the route.

Semantics

Every value of this property is a Route Stop.

Status

Schedule

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/Schedule

A public transport schedule that applies for one or more routes.

Status

Schedule

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/schedule

The schedule on which this service operates.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Service. Every value of this property is a Schedule.

Status

Schedule Service

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/scheduleService

A service that operates on this schedule.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Schedule. Every value of this property is a Service.

Status

Sequence

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/sequence

A sequence number for a stop along a route or service. Sequence values are non-negative integers and increase along the route or service however they need not be consecutive.

Status

Service

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/service

The service associated with this service stop.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Service Stop. Every value of this property is a Transit Stop.

Status

Service

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/Service

A public transport service that operates a route on a given schedule.

Status

Service Stop

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/ServiceStop

A location where passengers board or disembark from a transit vehicle for a specific service.

Status

Service Stop

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/serviceStop

The arrival and departure time of a service at a particular stop.

Semantics

Every value of this property is a Service Stop.

Status

Station

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/station

The station that this stop is part of.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Transit Stop. Every value of this property is a Transit Station.

Status

Station Stop

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/stationStop

A stop that is associated with this station.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Transit Station. Every value of this property is a Transit Stop.

Status

Stop

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/stop

The physical stop associated with this service stop.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Service Stop. Every value of this property is a Transit Stop.

Status

Subway Route

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/SubwayRoute

A public transportation route utilising an underground rail system within a metropolitan area.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transit Route.

Status

Text Color

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/textColor

A legible color for text drawn against a background of the color associated with a route.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Transit Route.

Status

Timed Transfer

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/TimedTransfer

A transfer point between two routes where the departing vehicle is expected to wait for the arriving one with sufficient time for a passenger to transfer between routes.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transfer.

Status

Timed Transfer

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/RecommendedTransfer

A point that is recommended for transfer between two routes.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transfer.

Status

Timezone

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/timezone

The timezone where a person or organisation is located.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a foaf:Agent.

Status

To Stop

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/toStop

A stop where a connection between routes ends.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Transfer. Every value of this property is a Transit Stop.

Status

Tram Route

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/TramRoute

A public transportation route utilising light rail or street level railed vehicles within a metropolitan area.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of Transit Route.

Status

Transfer

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/Transfer

A transfer point between two routes.

Status

Transfer

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/transfer

A transfer point that is associated with this stop.

Semantics

Having this property implies being a Transit Stop. Every value of this property is a Transfer.

Status

Transit Agency

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/Agency

An organization that oversees public transportation for a city or region.

Semantics

Being a member of this class implies also being a member of foaf:Organization. Things are a member of this class if they are the value of Agency.

Status

Transit Route

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/Route

A public transportation route.

Status

Transit Station

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/Station

A physical structure or area that contains one or more stops.

Status

Transit Stop

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/Stop

A location where passengers board or disembark from a transit vehicle.

Status

Unavailable Transfer

URI: http://vocab.org/transit/terms/UnavailableTransfer

A point where transfer between two routes is not possible despite appearing possible by proximity.

Status

Other Information

Type
Identifier
Date
28 Mar 2011