|AFC||Automatic Fare Collection. Technology that allows for electronic fare payment and collection, such as "tap on" cards.|
|Agency||Public or non-profit entity responsible for transportation service provision and management. May or may not also be an Operator.||Operator|
|Alight||Passenger getting off a vehicle. Opposite of Board.||Board|
|Alignment||A series of segments between two Stops that indicate the path of travel a vehicle takes. Edited from the Stop Pattern.||Stop Pattern|
|APC||Automatic Passenger Counting. Technology that allows for passenger counting and vehicle capacity information gathering.|
|AVL||Automatic Vehicle Location. Technology for locating vehicles and broadcasting or recording their locations. Usually involves on-board GPS and some sort of communications equipment to send vehicle locations back to a central system. The information is used to track on-time performance of vehicles and their operators and for predicted arrival systems.||Realtime|
|Block||A way of facilitating in-seat transfers between routes or trips, as well as capturing vehicle behavior for use in AVL and realtime systems, assigned to Trips.||Trip|
|Board||Passenger getting on a vehicle. Opposite of Alight.||Alight|
|Calendar||Grouping of Trips based on Service Period.||Trip, Service Period|
|Calendar Exception||A single-day exception to regularly scheduled service, typically a holiday or other service augmentation.||On Labor Day, scheduled service matches Saturday Service Days||Calendar, Service Day|
|Deviated Fixed-Route||A Fixed-Route that allows for deviation from the defined Alignments and Stops, usually in a defined increment such as 1/4 mile from the Fixed Route.||Fixed-Route|
|Direction||Internal-facing way of sorting Stop Patterns and Trips based on pairs of alternating Directions.||Inbound/Outbound, Eastbound/Westbound||Stop Pattern, Trip|
|Dwell||Time a vehicle spends stationary at a Stop. Often described in terms of "arrival" and "departure" Stop Times||Stop Time|
|Exception-Only Calendar||A Calendar that is only used in a Calendar Exception.||Reduced holiday service||Calendar, Calendar Exception|
|GTFS+||An expanded GTFS Feed that includes features like Rider Categories|
|Fare||Record that captures the cost for a Trip based on Fare Rules||$2.00 base fare for a Trip on the Green Route with one free transfer||Fare Rules|
|Fare Rule||A definition of Route and/or Stop Zone (Fare Zone) as applied to a Fare.||All Trips on the Green Route apply to the $2.00 Fare.||Fare, Fare Zone|
|Fare Zone||A Stop Zone applied with a Fare Rule to define when a Fare should be applied to a Trip.||Fare|
|Feed||Complete GTFS, produced as a collection of text files that are readable by apps.|
|Feed Export||The export of data from GTFS Manager, generating the Feed.||Feed|
|Feed Validation||The process of ensuring a GTFS meets minimum necessary standards for use in third party apps.||Feed|
|Filter||Most dashboards in GTFS Manager allow filtering of records to make it easier to sort through data.|
|Fixed-Route||A Route that has defined Stop Pattern(s) and Timed Pattern(s). Most Routes are fixed with consistent Schedules.||Schedule|
A Stop that is only available through communication with a driver or agency. Determined by values in Timed Patterns.
Signed Stop: The Stop is designated by signage.
On-Demand Stop: The Stop is only available by communicating with the driver or by calling the agency.
|Stop, Timed Pattern|
|Frequency||A recurring Headway for a Trip, either as a Repeated Trip, or a special entry in frequencies.txt||Trip|
|Headsign||A descriptive value assigned to Stop Patterns and/or Timed Patterns to provide riders additional information about the direction of travel or destination||Trips on the Green Route inbound display "Downtown" as the Headsign.||Stop Pattern, Timed Pattern|
|Headway||The amount of time between start times for a Repeated Trip.||Frequency|
|Interlining||When a bus services more than one Route, such as alternating between two Routes or continuing on to another Route. Blocks help riders know they can ride a vehicle from one Route onto another (if allowed.)||Block|
|Interpolated Time||Estimated arrival times inserted after Feed Export between Timepoints in Timed Pattern||Feed Export, Timed Pattern|
|Loop Route||Loop Routes begin and end at the same Stop and have a few other unique attributes and requirements.||Downtown Circulator that runs clockwise|
|Manifest||Used in Paratransit to lay out all the passengers that need to be transported and Trips to be made. In rural fixed-route systems, manifests are often used to let drivers know about any customers that will be at On-Demand Stops.|
|Operator (Transit Service Provider)||Contractor or internally run transit service provider responsible for operations, and sometimes service planning, marketing, and customer information.||Agency|
|Paddle / Paddle Sheet||The schedule for each bus showing all trips in a day, including arrival and departure times. Useful for showing Interlining.||Block, Interlining|
|Paratransit||On-Demand or Deviated Fixed-Route service primarily servicing the elderly and disabled. Often combined with ADA and/or Dial-a-Ride services.||Deviated Fixed-Route|
|Pass Through Zone||A modifier to a Fare Rule that allows for an override of another Fare Rule when Fare Zones are used and a transfer between two Routes must occur in a third zone.||Fare Rule, Fare Zone|
|Pattern||A Pattern refers to Stop Patterns and Timed Patterns, the organizing principles behind scheduled Trips.||Stop Pattern, Timed Pattern|
|Realtime||Arrival and bus location information displayed in real-time. Usually available with AVL technology.||AVL|
|Rider Category||A feature of GTFS+ that allows for Fare differentiation between different rider populations||General Fare is $2.00, but only $1.00 for Seniors, Youth, and the Disabled.||Fare, GTFS+|
|Ridership||Assessed, regular figure of daily, monthly, or yearly passenger counts and/or Trips.||APC|
|Route||A Route is a group of Trips that are displayed to riders as a single service.||The Green Route runs along MLK Jr. Blvd between Downtown and the East Transit Center.||Trip|
|Schedule||All Trips affiliated with a single Route. Most frequently referred to as a timetable.||All scheduled runs on the Green Route, broken up into Weekday and Weekend||Calendar, Trip, Route|
|Service Day||A group of days on which a Trip recurs on a weekly basis, usually Mon-Fri. GTFS cannot account for day groupings less frequent than weekly. See Semi-Monthly Trips to learn about alternatives.||9:00 am scheduled outbound run on the Green Route runs M,Tu,W,Th,F||Trip, Route, Calendar|
|Service Period||A start and end date for a Calendar. A Calendar may have multiple Service Periods.||The Summer Calendar starts on May 28, 2018 and ends on September 3, 2018||Calendar|
|Station||A subtype of Stop, Stations do act as a "parent" to "child" Stops so that multiple Stops can be associated with the same location, such as a train station with multiple platforms or large bus depot with multiple bays.||Downtown Transit Center ("Parent"), Bay 1 ("Child"), Bay 2 ("Child"), etc||Stop|
A transit Stop servicing one or more Stop Patterns in a Route.
Nearside (NS): The Stop is lovcated before an intersection.
Farside (FS): The Stop is located after an intersection.
Midblock (MB) / Inbetween (IB): The Stop is located away from an intersection and referred to by block address or streets before and after the Stop.
Paired Stops: Stops that are across the street from one another, usually with the same Stop name.
|1st St & C Ave||Stop Pattern|
|Stop Pattern||A precise order of Stops for a Trip in a Schedule. Can include flag Stops and Stops that are pickup or drop off only when defined in Timed Pattern.||Green Route outbound AM|
|Stop Time||Arrival time at a Stop as described in Timed Pattern. Departure time is optional. Allows for Dwell Time to be accounted for.|
|Stop Zone||A collection of Stops that are grouped together in a Zone for use in Fare Zones.||Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3|
|Timed Pattern||A precise set of timed intervals between Stops in a Stop Pattern. Each variation in timing requires its own Timed Pattern, and a Stop Pattern can have multiple Timed Patterns.||9:00 am outbound run on the Green Route is 45 minutes, 10:30 am outbound run on the Green Route is 40 minutes|
|Timeline View||A view in Schedules that shows Trips as a visual schematic that can be arranged by Patterns, start times, or Blocks.|
|Timepoint||In GTFS, Timepoint refers to a specific field on Timed Patterns that defines when an arrival time should be classified as a Timepoint. It does not refer to all stops with arrival times.|
|Timetable View||A view in Schedules that shows Trips as a grid.|
|Transfer||Transfers allow definition of a Stop or pair of Stops as a transfer point between Routes.||1st St & C Ave is a "timed transfer" between the Green and Yellow Routes|
|Trip||A Trip is a sequence of two or more Stops that occurs at specific time on a single Route. These typically occur on a regular Frequency, usually daily and/or weekly.||9:00 am scheduled outbound run on the Green Route|