OLD API

List of endpoints

General Notes: key is passed to all the endpoints - however it will work without the key.


getRoutePoints

Description: Returns latitude/longitude, stop IDs, and stop names for bus stops along a particular route.
Proxy Endpoint: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getRoutePoints.jsp
Original Endpoint: http://ctabustracker.com/bustime/map/getRoutePoints.jsp
Required: Route
Example Request: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getRoutePoints.jsp?route=49

Result Set:

  • route
    • id
    • shortName
    • name
    • description
    • serviceBulletins
    • color
    • patterns
      • pattern (pattern element returned for each trip direction)
        • id
        • length
        • direction
        • point
          • latitude
          • longitude
          • busStop
            • id
            • stopName

getPatternPoints

Description:
Proxy Endpoint: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getPatternPoints.jsp
Original Endpoint: http://ctabustracker.com/bustime/map/getPatternPoints.jsp
Required: pattern, route
Example Request: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getPatternPoints.jsp?route=20&pattern=959
Notes:

Result Set:

  • route
    • id
    • shortName
    • name
    • description
    • paterns

getStopPredictions

Description: Gets stop predictions. Timing and whatnot.
Proxy Endpoint: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getStopPredictions.jsp
Original Endpoint: http://ctabustracker.com/bustime/map/getStopPredictions.jsp
Required: stop, route
Example Request: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getStopPredictions.jsp?stop=8207&route=49
Notes: route can be stacked. ie: route=50-92. which would give you stop predictions for stops that have both foster and damen.

Result Set:

  • stop
    • id
    • stopName
    • stopRouteInfo
      • route
      • direction
    • serviceBulletins
    • colorRoute
    • prediction
      • predictionTime
      • finalDestination
      • vehicle
      • routeName

getBusPredictions

Description: Returns arrival predictions for a particular bus.
Proxy Endpoint: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getBusPredictions.jsp
Orginal Endpoint: http://ctabustracker.com/bustime/map/getBusPredictions.jsp
Required: bus
Example Request: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getBusPredictions.jsp?bus=6654
Notes:

Result Set:

  • bus
    • prediction
      • predictionTime
      • stop

getBusesForRoute

Description: Gets buses for specific route
Proxy Endpoint: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getBusesForRoute.jsp
Original Endpoint: http://ctabustracker.com/bustime/map/getBusesForRoute.jsp
Required: route
Example Request: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getBusesForRoute.jsp?route=49
Notes:

Result Set:

  • buses
    • bus
      • id (the bus number)
      • route (returns "OR" if bus is off-route)
      • status
      • revenue (true or false)
      • offRoute (true or false)
      • direction (direction the bus is currently facing)
      • latitude
      • longitude
      • pattern
      • patternDirection (overall direction of travel on route)
      • run
      • finalStop
      • operator
      • distanceIntoPattern

getBusesForRouteAll

Description: Gets information about every bus in the system.
Proxy Endpoint: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getBusesForRouteAll.jsp
Original Endpoint: http://ctabustracker.com/bustime/map/getBusesForRouteAll.jsp
Required:
Example Request: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getBusesForRouteAll.jsp
Notes:

Result Set:

  • buses
    • bus
      • id (the bus number)
      • route (returns "OR" if bus is off-route)
      • color
      • revenue (true or false)
      • direction (direction the bus is currently facing)
      • latitude
      • longitude
      • pattern
      • patternDirection (overall direction of travel on route)
      • run
      • finalStop
      • operator

Schedule

Description: Download the Schedule
Proxy Endpoint: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/schedules.jsp
Original Endpoint: http://ctabustracker.com/bustime/map/schedules.jsp
Required: agency, route
Example Request: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/schedules.jsp?agency=1&route=92
Notes: agency must be set to 1


getTimeAndTemp

Description: Outputs the current time and temp
Proxy Endpoint: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getTimeAndTemp.jsp
Original Endpoint: http://ctabustracker.com/bustime/map/getTimeAndTemp.jsp
Required:
Example Request:http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/map/getTimeAndTemp.jsp
Notes: Obviously this is chicago time

Result Set:

  • timeAndTemperature
    • time
    • temperature

NEW ENDPOINTS

These endpoints are created by me. Most of them will be a mash of various endpoints to create a new compelling endpoint. Let me know if you have any ideas?


Community Upoc alerts

Description: Outputs the last alert sent from the UPOC group
Proxy Endpoint: http://chicago.transitapi.com/api/alerts/upoc/latest/
Required:
Example Request:http://chicago.transitapi.com/api/alerts/upoc/latest/
Notes: JSON response of the last alert - including the time and the user who sent the alert.

Result Set:

  • body
  • date
  • sender

routeDirectionStopAsXML

Description: Outputs the Direction that routes go and the stops of that route
Proxy Endpoint: http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/eta/routeDirectionStopAsXML.jsp
Required: route, direction is optional
Example Request:http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/eta/routeDirectionStopAsXML.jsp
Example Request:http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/eta/routeDirectionStopAsXML.jsp?route=147
Example Request:http://chicago.transitapi.com/bustime/eta/routeDirectionStopAsXML.jsp?route=147&direction=north%20bound
Notes: Outputs the direction if you exclude the direction, outputs the stops if you include both

Result Set:

(If you pass all sorts of info)

  • route-list
    • route

(If you exclude the direction)

  • direction-list
    • direction

(With both direction and route)

  • stop-list
    • stop

More to come ;)

changed March 17, 2009