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Developer Resources

DART provides resources to software developers, to promote accessibility and use of transit information and services.

These resources include public transportation schedules and associated geographic information published in the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) format. These resources also include real-time bus location information published in the General Transit Feed Specification Realtime (GTFS-realtime) format.


Getting Started

To start using our GTFS data you must first agree to the terms of use and register for a developer account

Upon completion of the registration, you will receive an email with instructions for logging into your account at and setting your password. At this time you will have access to your site key which should be used with the API Endpoints listed under the "API Access" tab in your user account. 

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Helpful Resources

Terms of Use

Developer Registration

What is GTFS?

What is GTFS-realtime?

Transit Glossary

Developer Tips



For questions and more information about our GTFS and GTFS-realtime data, contact DART at 515-645-9384 or

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