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Trimetric is a realtime visualization of the Trimet transit system in Portland, OR, using the GTFS feeds provided for developers by Trimet.

It downloads the static GTFS feeds periodically and ingests them into the local Postgres database, for querying later using PostGIS. Realtime GTFS data, such as vehicle position and trip updates, are polled and produced into Kafka, where it is consumed by other workers.

The front end is a responsive web app built in React and uses Mapbox and for rendering the map and icon layers. When zoomed in, Trimetric shows you a dynamic list of the stops that are visible on screen, which you can click to see upcoming arrivals.


You can view Trimetric online at:


Main View
Stop List View Arrival List View Mobile View


You can run Trimetric locally using Docker Compose. You'll need:

Then run the following to get things up and running:

git clone
cd trimetric
mkdir secrets
echo MAPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN=<your_mapbox_token> > web/.env
echo <your_trimet_api_key> > secrets/trimet-api-key
echo example > secrets/postgres-password
echo INFLUXDB_USER_PASSWORD=example > secrets/influxdb.env
docker-compose up

You should see the logs from Docker Compose in the terminal. All the dependencies will be started automatically and the local directories will be mounted in the containers for easy development. The API and web app will be rebuilt automatically when you make changes. You can view the running web app in your browser by opening: http://localhost:8080


There are tests for both Go and JavaScript. The Go tests require Postgres, so make sure the Docker Compose environment is running (with docker-compose up). Then run this command locally to both Go and JavaScript tests:

make test