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



There are many overlapping transportation entities that service LA City. Its own Department of Transportation (DOT) is what I chose to document. It has real-time bus information with timetables, routes, and a live map. Other agencies, most notably Metro, have some of the same features, but it's unclear to what extent. There appears to be no readily available data about bus and train routes that includes documented instances of things like wait times, passenger use by individual line/route, etc. Instead, they have aggregated numbers about total passengers (broken up by a specific time frame) or fleet numbers, among other things. None of that appears on the lone data set available on the Data LA website, which contains only the bus stops for all Metro routes.

Data Availability

  • Y 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   ongoing
Format of data   Map/GIS
Reviewer   Brett Shears
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Mar 17 2015 07:47:21 GMT+0000 (UTC)