The first data set involves five separate feature classes inside an ESRI Personal Geodatabase inside a self extracting executable:
- A polygon feature classes of the RTAS
- MBTA Highest Assessment Area:
- Inner core with the most amount of MBTA service.
- MBTA Secondary Assessment Area:
- Between inner core and adjacent RTA districts with service available.
- MBTA Other Served Area:
- Outer fringe of district with many towns overlapping with other RTAs.
- Non RTA Covered Towns:
- This contains the municipalities that do not pay into any RTA district.
The bounds of the regional transit authorities were digitized from the MassGIS survey-level town boundaries. In addition to the polygon layers, there is an Arc version following the same linework as the polygon.
This data is current as of January 2012.
RTAs (pGDB - 7.1 MB)
These feature classes contain the RTA bus routes. For each of RTA there is a set of shapefiles inside a zip file containing a point feature class for stops, a polyline feature class for the routes which is essentially the stopes connected, and, for RTAs that maid it available, a polyline feature class containing shapes of the routes. Each RTA also has a KMZ version of the data as well.
The data was obtained from the GTFS feeds on the MassDOT Developers page which were processed into KML files using the python GTFS toolkit. The KMZs were generated by putting the KML files into a zip file and changing the ".zip" extension to ".kmz", while the shapefiles were converted cleaned using arcpy. All data is in WGS84
This data is current as of August 22nd, 2012.