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Transit Route Planner

Finds shortest route between two points on the MTA subway. Uses Dijkstra's algorithm. Currently lacking interface.

Learning goals:

  • graph modelling
  • graph traversal
  • comparing run time against Python
  • google transit feed specification (gtfs)


  • geodata for more accurate route planning
  • implement gtfs-realtime
  • implement string parsing and fuzzy find

Getting Started

These instructions are for setting up a local development environment.


You'll need to install Go and set up your Go workspace. Instructions here.

tar -C /usr/local -xvf go1.8.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin
mkdir $HOME/go
cd $HOME/go

This project uses protocol buffers. Install from repo here.


cd $HOME/go
git clone
cd mta-gtfs
go build

Run with ./mta-gtfs