Schedule Data Profile Resources Home Page
Welcome to the New York Metropolitan Area Schedule Data Profile(SDP) Website!
The Schedule Data Profile (SDP), managed by the New York State Department of Transportation,
is seeking to provide an efficient, standards-based, framework for managing and exchanging schedule data among agencies and
effectively communicating schedule information from multiple NY State transit providers to the public. The effort is focused on
collaboratively defining a specification, as well as tools for data development, conversion and exchange, to support regional multi-agency
initiatives that use schedule data, including Transit 511NY. The project is intended to support transit agency requirements for managing the
definition, organization and exchange of schedule data.
The product of this effort is a published and open Schedule Data Profile, semantics, business rules, and syntax to describe transit schedule data
in a standardized manner. In addition, the SDP specifications describes business rules including logical consistency, quality checking, and metadata formats in which to specify
transit service information.
The “Downstate” region of New York State was the initial focus of the first phase of the specification development given the extent and multi-agency
nature of its transit services. This remarkable range of transit service options provides the greatest opportunity for testing and demonstrating the
benefits of integration and coordination. Since that time, additional agencies across New York state have been added to the agencies that specify their data in SDP.
For more information on the project, contact:
New York State Department of Transportation
Consensus Systems Technologies