Access and read Realtime feed reports

The Transit Partner Dashboard allows you to review the launch status of your Realtime Transit feeds and to monitor data quality metrics.

Access reports

To access reports about your realtime data

  1. Visit the Transit Partner Dashboard

  2. Click Realtime Feeds on the top of the dashboard.

Realtime feeds button

Understand reports

The Realtime Feeds section has a one page report for each of your realtime feeds ("Service Alerts", "Trip Updates", "Vehicle Positions").

Service alerts tab

Each of these reports includes:

Status of the feed

This section includes information about the launch status of your feed.

Report generated

Stability

This section includes information about the stability of the feed.

Stability

 

The Success ratio in this report is the ratio of successful updates versus the total number of updates in the past 24 hours. The Feed stability category for the feed is then assigned based on the Success ratio according to these criteria:

  • Excellent, if Success ratio is greater than 0.99

  • Good, if Success ratio is greater than 0.95

  • Poor, if Success ratio is greater than 0.75

  • Broken, otherwise

Configuration

This section includes information about the configuration of the feed. 

  • Feed name: the feed name identifying the realtime feed

  • Delivery method: the way the data is provided (see options here)

  • Encoding: the encoding used for the feed

  • Realtime data source: the location of the feed, if delivery method is Fetch

  • Fetch interval: the frequency at which we fetch the data from the location above, if delivery method is Fetch
Feed details

Feed detail is information about the data quality issues we observed when processing your latest update ("Last update") and the last version of the feed we could successfully import (“Last successful update”). This section includes:

  • Links to currently active realtime content on Google Maps, under the section 'Active Service Alerts' for Service Alerts or 'Active Trip Updates' for Trip Updates.

  • Errors and warnings in your feed

    Warnings

By clicking on each of the errors, you can access the full list of entities affected by the issue and details to help troubleshoot the problem.

Invalid alert

Sample links

The Partner Dashboard also offers a list of sample links to currently active realtime content on Google Maps. These links enable you to quickly find current trip updates and service alerts on Google Maps trips using your data. Trips will only appear with annotation for durations (early/late) of greater than 60 seconds.

Sample update link

Debug snapshot

By clicking on 'Debug Snapshot' on the top right corner of the report, it is possible to visualize a human readable version of the feed: 

Debug snapshot

 

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