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Washington Metro API

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Transparent Data Sets API exposes real-time data for both the rail transit and Metrobus systems. The API contains eight methods for rail transit with data including the order and location of rail stations by line, train arrival predictions for each station, service alerts and Elevator/Escalator status. There are seven methods for the Metrobus including schedules, bus stop details, bus route shapes and more. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

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Washington Metro: Highlights

Summary
Washington DC Metro data service
Category
Transportation
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML, JSON, JSONP
API home
http://developer.wmata.com/ 

Washington Metro: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://api.wmata.com/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Registration, API Key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
 
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.wmata.com/  
Managed By
Mashery Mashery  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
Five calls per second and ten thousand calls per day. 
Terms of Service
developer.wmata.com/apps/tos 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
www.wmata.com/rider_tools/developer_resources.cfm 
Console URL
 

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