Timetables (schedules), locations of stops, and real-time location information of all municipally run or commissioned transit services (buses, subway, rail, tram, etc). (More info)

Data Location



Access to the data is fairly self explanatory and it is available from http://www.cota.com/data.

The real-time location information is one thing I'm a bit unsure of, just not familiar with the format it is in. The site does offer a download of it, but I don't know how to parse it so I can't validate that the data is there.

The data appears to be timely; the most recent GIS data dump is from January 2016 (http://www.cota.com/COTA/media/COTAContent/Jan2016_COTA_GIS.zip).

The data is not openly licensed. From the terms of use: "Any other use, including reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance, is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of COTA." This prevents it from meeting the Open Definition.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   CSV
Reviewer   Nicholas Tietz
Submitters   Nicholas Tietz
Last modified   Thu May 26 2016 01:47:58 GMT+0000 (UTC)