Block transfer, also called in-seat transfer, allows passengers to transfer from one trip to the next within the same vehicle.
The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) defines "block transfer" as a set of consecutive trips on the same vehicle where in-seat transfer is available.
To allow this feature, you must add relevant information into the static feed. If any blocks are defined in a static feed, you can view the information in the Validation Report on the “Overview” tab.
When passengers search for directions in Google Maps, Maps considers block transfer possibilities. The combined trips show as a single, continuous route. When the trip reaches the stop where the block transfer happens, passengers receive instructions to stay on the vehicle.
Tip: You can learn more about how to add block transfer information into the static feed with this block transfer example.