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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority: Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.

SEPTA Bus and Trolley Location API

This REST API provides real-time SEPTA vehicle positions based on a GPS data feed for each bus and trolley. There are two services - one returning JSON points for the current locations of all vehicles on a particular route and one returning a KML route.


The JSON API has one variable at the end of the URL in the format:

[var1] is the route name. It must be alpha-numeric and must be a valid SEPTA route. Lettered routes are not case sensitive for the JSON service but must be in caps for the KML service.

An example:


The KML service trace file shows the patterns that the route follows. The API has one variable in the format:

[var1] is the name of the route. Lettered routes must be in Caps, such as:


Additional Info

Area of Interest Southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties)
Created December 8, 2014
Category Transportation
License License Not Specified
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OpenDataPhilly Rating 8
Usage Public use
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