Developers

MBTA Developers Page

Welcome to the MBTA Developers Page!  The tools and service on this page are a resource to developers interested in building apps, tools, and other services that make riding the T easier. 

On this page you will find the data behind our schedules, service updates, and real-time vehicle tracking straight from our control centers.  We are always looking for new data to add to this page to help you build great apps and make riding the T more convenient.

Announcing MBTA-realtime

We're launching a new API for real-time information, starting with alerts. Learn more, get an API key, and start accessing the data at realtime.mbta.com .

Breaking News: RSS feed change

The URLs of our RSS alert feeds have changed. The best feed is available at http://realtime.mbta.com/alertsrss/rssfeed4

We are also temporarily providing a backward-compatible feed at http://realtime.mbta.com/alertsrss/rssfeed2

More information on both feeds is available in the MBTA-realtime documentation.

Not a developer? Looking for apps?

To check out all the apps created with MBTA data visit MBTA.com/apps. The more than 30 apps on this page will help make your commute easier!

System Maps Competition 2013 Gallery 

Check out a sampling of the other System Maps Competition entries here.

Join the Community

Got questions?  Don’t see the data you want here?  Join our Google Group and the MBTA Developer community here.

Using Our Data 

Use of any data on the MBTA Developers Page acknowledges acceptance of MassDOT's Developer's License Agreement and Relationship Principles.

The Data! 

MBTA-realtime - Our new unified API for real-time information (coming soon), schedule data (available now) and alerts (available now.)

Schedules and Trip Planning Data (GTFS) - This file, using the open format GTFS, includes information on all MBTA service schedules

Real-Time Data in GTFS-realtime Format - Real-time data in the emerging GTFS-realtime format. Currently includes bus data.

Real-Time Bus Data - Real-time data on the bus locations and arrival predications 

Real-Time Subway Data (Red, Orange, Blue) - Real-time data on train locations and arrival predictions 

Real-Time Commuter Rail Data - Real-time data on Commuter Rail locations and movements 

Commuter Connect - A tool for reporting physical plant issues 

THE RIDE Service MapsDownload maps in KMZ format for use with Google Earth and similar programs 

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. Developers' questions and comments can be directed to developer@mbta.com .