Deprecating Google GTFS Reference Content in Favor of gtfs.org

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Brian Ferris

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Aug 21, 2023, 1:10:34 PM8/21/23
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I wanted to give a heads-up that Google is officially deprecating key GTFS reference content hosted at https://developers.google.com/transit/ in favor of equivalent resources at https://gtfs.org/.  Under the stewardship of MobilityData, gtfs.org has increasingly become the canonical resource for the GTFS spec.  We believe it's in the best interest of the ecosystem to drop our own equivalent pages for the sake of clarity.


We have added notices to a number of our pages (see full list below), noting the pending deprecation.  In a few months time, we will add permanent redirects for these pages to their gtfs.org equivalents.  If you have any questions or concerns about this migration, please reach out.  Thanks!


Brian


Affected Pages:


https://developers.google.com/transit/

  gtfs/reference

  gtfs/guides/best-practices

  gtfs/guides/changes-overview

  gtfs/guides/guiding-principles

  gtfs/guides/revision-history


  gtfs-realtime/guides/feed-entities

  gtfs-realtime/guides/trip-updates

  gtfs-realtime/guides/service-alerts

  gtfs-realtime/guides/vehicle-positions

  gtfs-realtime/reference

  gtfs-realtime/gtfs-realtime-proto

  gtfs-realtime/guides/changes-overview

  gtfs-realtime/guides/guiding-principles

  gtfs-realtime/guides/revision-history

  gtfs-realtime/guides/extensions

  gtfs-realtime/examples/code-samples


Brian Ferris

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Feb 29, 2024, 5:58:35 PMFeb 29
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I wanted to follow-up to announce that Google has started automatically redirecting URLs for reference content hosted at https://developers.google.com/transit/ in favor of equivalent resources at https://gtfs.org/.  I will note that we have not implemented redirects for https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs/reference or https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs-realtime/reference, but instead updated those pages with details on what parts of the spec Google does and doesn't support, along with supported extensions.  For canonical specifications references, one should link to https://gtfs.org/.  Thanks!

Brian


Affected Pages:


https://developers.google.com/transit/

  gtfs/guides/best-practices

  gtfs/guides/changes-overview

  gtfs/guides/guiding-principles

  gtfs/guides/revision-history


  gtfs-realtime/guides/feed-entities

  gtfs-realtime/guides/trip-updates

  gtfs-realtime/guides/service-alerts

  gtfs-realtime/guides/vehicle-positions

  gtfs-realtime/gtfs-realtime-proto

  gtfs-realtime/guides/changes-overview

  gtfs-realtime/guides/guiding-principles

  gtfs-realtime/guides/revision-history

  gtfs-realtime/guides/extensions

  gtfs-realtime/examples/code-samples

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