WMATA Incidents XML - Bus Incidents

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - XML - Bus Incidents

Description Returns a set of reported bus incidents/delays for a given Route. Omit the Route to return all reported items. Note that the Route parameter accepts only base route names and no variations, i.e.: use 10A instead of 10Av1 and 10Av2. Bus incidents/delays are refreshed once every 20 to 30 seconds approximately. Response Elements Element Description BusIncidents Array containing bus incident information (BusIncident). BusIncident Elements DateUpdated Date and time (Eastern Standard Time) of last update. Will be in YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss format (e.g.: 2014-10-28T08:13:03). Description Free-text description of the delay or incident. IncidentID Unique identifier for an incident. IncidentType Free-text description of the incident type. Usually Delay or Alert but is subject to change at any time. RoutesAffected Array containing routes affected. Routes listed are usually identical to base route names (i.e.: not 10Av1 or 10Av2, but 10A), but may differ from what our bus methods return.

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority


Official feed of Metro/WMATA, not monitored 24/7. Report emergencies to Transit Police at (202) 962-2121. Service updates @metrorailinfo & @metrobusinfo.

Curl command through Streamdata.io

curl -v "https://streamdata.motwin.net/http://api.wmata.com/Incidents.svc/BusIncidents?X-Sd-Token={streamdata_token}&Route={field_value}"

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