MBTA-realtime Developer Portal

Welcome to the MBTA-realtime developer portal. MBTA-realtime is the MBTA's premier alert and real-time information interface for third-party developers.

As of August 5, 2014, the MBTA-realtime API v2 is in production. It contains schedule, alert, vehicle position, and arrival prediction data. The same data is available in GTFS-realtime. Older data feeds are deprecated, but information about them is still available on the general MBTA Developers Page.

Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Take a look at the documentation to learn what’s available and how it works.

  2. Register for a developer account for yourself and an API key for each app.
    (Getting a key may take a day, but you can try out the API with the open development key while you wait.)

  3. Published an app? We’d love to tell people about it, so submit it to our App Showcase! (Done something else cool with the data? We’d love to hear about it.)

    Simple, right? If not, help is available.