MBTA Bus Routes

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Description:



These data layers represent bus routes and stops within the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) public transit system. The layers were developed by the Massachusetts Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) and are based on data provided by the MBTA. This layer is from the MassGIS MBTA Bus Routes and Stops layer.

Features and Attributes:

 

Bus routes are lines corresponding to street segments. Stops are points at road intersections. Bus stops on both sides of the street are each represented with a single point in the same location. Routes that serve Newton or adjacent areas are represented.

 

Name

Description

Data Type

Width

MBTA_ROUTE

Route identifier from the MBTA schedule

Text

5

 MBTA_VARIANT  Route variant-deviations from the primary path of the route  Text 1
 MBTA_ROUTEVAR Concatenation of MBTA_route and MBTA_variant   Text

7

 CTPS_ROUTE_MAJOR  Integer portion of CTPS_route Integer  
 CTPS_ROUTE Numeric route identifier utilized by CTPS   Numeric  

DIRECTION

Bus Direction

Integer

0=Outbound

1=Inbound

ROUTE_DESC

Route described by destinations

Text

25

TRIP_HEADSIGN

Destination description matching sign on Bus

Text

75

CTPS_ROUTE_ID

Unique long integer representation of the route and direction

Integer

MBTA Bus Stops

STOP_ID

Bus Stop ID

Integer

STOP_NAME

Bus Stop Name

Text

255

 

  

 

Last Updated:             January, 2017


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