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There is so much great new technology out there for transit users! MetroLabs was created to let you test-drive the very latest tools so you can get the most out of your trips around town.

Developer Resources

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Capital Metro provides transit data, including real-time feeds of our bus and rail services, on the State of Texas Open Data Portal to promote transparency and encourage developer participation to create innovative apps that will help Central Texans use our services efficiently. This data is provided by Capital Metro and is available for everyone to use, explore, and share. The Portal has tools to easily search, filter, map, and visualize specific data sets for research, collaboration, and innovation.

  • GTFS Data

    A set of comma delimited text files containing schedule datafor all fixed route MetroBus lines,  and MetroRail. The files use the General Transit Feed Specification, which is documented at https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs/reference.

  • KML Data

    Keyhole Markup Language (Google Earth) files for each Capital Metro MetroBus route, as well as the routing for MetroRail.

  • Bus Routes Data

    ESRI Shapefile (GIS) files for each Capital Metro MetroBus route.  All shapefiles are in Texas Central State Plane, NAD83 coordinate system.

  • Service Area Data

    ESRI Shapefile (GIS) file of the Capital Metro fixed route service area.  The service area is comprised of member jurisdictions which contribute a portion of their tax revenue to Capital Metro.  The shapefile is in Texas Central State Plane, NAD83 coordinate system.

  • Transit Stop Data

    ESRI Shapefile (GIS) file containing all current active bus stops, along with all MetroRail stations.  The shapefile is in Texas Central State Plane, NAD83 coordinate system.

  • MetroRail Red Line Data

    ESRI Shapefile (GIS) file of the MetroRail Red Line from Leander to downtown Austin.  The shapefile is in Texas Central State Plane, NAD83 coordinate system.

  • GTFS-realtime Alerts

    Protocol buffer file of the latest Capital Metro detour service alerts.

  • GTFS-realtime Vehicle Location

    Protocol buffer file of the latest Capital Metro vehicle locations.

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