Supporting the Mobility Data Interoperability Principles

Posted on November 18, 2021

Interline is pleased to sign the newly drafted Mobility Data Interoperability Principles.

SF Bay Area's Regional GTFS Realtime Feed

Posted on September 10, 2021

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Interline are pleased to announce a single consolidated Regional GTFS Realtime feed. Developers can combine the static Regional GTFS Feed and the Regional GTFS Realtime endpoints for comprehensive and up-to-date views of the Bay Area's bus, train, and ferry services.

Our GTFS Realtime validation report published by the Transportation Research Board

Posted on January 19, 2021

Now available from the US Transportation Research Board: an in-depth report on our experience building and testing an open platform to validate GTFS Realtime data for transit agencies.

SF Bay Area's Regional GTFS Feed Expanded

Posted on August 10, 2020

The San Francisco Bay Area's Regional GTFS Feed now includes station pathways and levels, to improve the wayfinding experience for riders, and fares and transfer discounts, to better account for the cost of travel across the eight largest transit agencies. We also now produce Historical Feeds, which give a retrospective view of each month's transit service.

A Regional GTFS Feed for the San Francisco Bay Area

Posted on January 8, 2020

Last year, Interline began a "startup in residence" at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Now we're pleased to publicly release our first creation: the San Francisco Bay Area's Regional GTFS Feed.

Even more geospatial tools supporting the "GeoJSONL" format

Posted on March 8, 2019

The "GeoJSONL" format has the easy readability of a GeoJSON file without the performance limitations of a GeoJSON file. Last year we started producing GeoJSONL files from our OSM Extracts service. Now HERE XYZ supports the format for ingest, as well as a growing list of long-existing and brand-new geospatial tools.

Transportation Research Board funds an open platform for transit agencies to improve the quality of their real-time data

Posted on January 23, 2019

We're excited to share that the Transportation Research Board has awarded a Transit IDEA Program grant to Interline. We're using this opportunity to expand Transitland to support GTFS Realtime feeds. Our goal is for Transitland to provide a suite of validation tools for public-transit agency staff to validate the contents and quality of their real-time data feeds.

Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Interline to tackle regional transit data challenges

Posted on January 10, 2019

We're excited to share that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has selected Interline through a competitive process to participate in its 2019 Startup in Residence (STIR) program. Interline and MTC will collaborate on the problem of regional transit data.

Bringing Back the Spirit of Map Mashups: Combine Open Geodata APIs using HERE XYZ

Posted on October 1, 2018

Interline and HERE are collaborating to make Interline's open data services like OSM Extracts and the Transitland API easy to combine, mix, filter, analyze, and visualize using the new HERE XYZ platform.

GeoJSONL: An optimized format for large geographic datasets

Posted on September 11, 2018

GeoJSON Lines (geojsonl) is a simple, newline-delimited variant of GeoJSON that allows large datasets to be loaded with a much lower memory footprint and easily integrate with traditional text-based tools. Interline OSM Extracts now provides geojsonl, along with a small but growing number of tools.

Practices that help complex and collaborative open-source projects survive and thrive

Posted on July 6, 2018

At Interline, we specialize in deploying, creating, and managing the growth of open-source software. We've encountered many practices that can help complex and collaborative open-source projects survive and thrive. This blog post provides a tour through many open-source practices, particularly ones that are helpful for aging but popular software packages like OpenTripPlanner.

Producing 200 OpenStreetMap extracts in 35 minutes using a scalable data workflow

Posted on May 25, 2018

Interline now offers OSM Extracts, a service enabling software developers and GIS professionals to download chunks of OpenStreetMap data for 200 major cities and regions around the world. In this blog post, we describe how we generate those 200 extracts in parallel using Kubernetes and the Argo workflow manager.