Bus Time ProgressStatus Indicator

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Jeremy Shaffer

Nov 30, 2021, 6:44:58 PM11/30/21
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In the Bus Time SIRI MonitoredVehicleJourney Element (https://bustime.mta.info/wiki/Developers/SIRIMonitoredVehicleJourney), what does it mean when there is a value of "spooking" for ProgressStatus? This appears to be paired with a ProgressRate of "unknown."

Also, the documentation lists ProgressStatus as an optional indicator. Is it fair to say that a value for ProgressStatus (e.g. layover, prevTrip, spooking) will only be present to indicate that the associated data is not for an active trip the bus is currently on? I am asking because I want to find an easy way to approximate which records do not correspond with in-progress trips, and I see from previous threads that "noProgress" in ProgressRate could simply mean a bus is stuck in traffic during an active trip.
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