Health-checker for GTFS-RT

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Dec 8, 2021, 4:28:15 PM12/8/21
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Are there any best practices or open source libraries which we can use to write a stand-alone health-checker for  GTFS-RT? 

As our infrastructure increasingly depends on this data source, we are looking for an automated way to 
(1) ensure that it is running/available
(2) proactively notify us if it's not

I imagine there are a range of potential options with a range of complexities. 
I'd even be open to 3rd party/hosted solutions.

Sean Barbeau

Dec 9, 2021, 9:50:34 AM12/9/21
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I've listed all the GTFS Realtime open-source projects I know of here:
The closest I know of to a turn-key solution are the Munin and Nagio Plugins under the OneBusAway project umbrella:

...but those are very dated at this point and I don't know if they are still usuable.

We built this Java project to run the gtfs-realtime-validator against a large number of feeds, fetching the URLs from (formerly

I wrote an article about this here:

It could be converted to a monitoring tool without too many modifications.


Sean Barbeau
Center for Urban Transportation Research
University of South Florida


Dec 10, 2021, 8:02:50 AM12/10/21
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Thank you very much.
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