Advisory Information API

Command: bsa

Inputs

Parameter Description
cmd=bsa Requests current BART service advisory (BSA) information (Required)
orig=<stn> Only get messages for specified station. Defaults to "all". (Optional)
[Note: currently only "orig=all" or leaving the orig parameter off are supported, the BART system does not currently provide station specific BSA messages.]
key=<key> API registration key (Required)
json=y Returns API output in JSON format. Default output is XML if parameter not specified. (Optional)

Notes

Currently all BSA messages have a station code of "BART" signifying that they are system-wide. If future messages are tagged for specific stations, and a station is specified in the orig parameter, information will be provided for the specified station as well as any system-wide tagged messages. To get all messages, regardless of tags, specify "orig=all".

Results

XML Sample

With delay message
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<root>
  <uri>
    <![CDATA[http://api.bart.gov/api/bsa.aspx?cmd=bsa]]>
  </uri>
  <date>08/29/2013</date>
  <time>11:55:00 AM PDT</time>
  <bsa id="112978">
    <station>BART</station>
    <type>DELAY</type>
    <description>
      <![CDATA[BART is running round-the-clock service during the labor day weekend bay bridge closure. More info at www.bart.gov or (510) 465-2278.]]>
    </description>
    <sms_text>
      <![CDATA[BART is running round-the-clock svc during labor day weekend bay bridge closure. More info at www.BART.gov or (510) 465-2278.]]>
    </sms_text>
    <posted>Wed Aug 28 2013 10:44 PM PDT</posted>
    <expires>Thu Dec 31 2037 11:59 PM PST</expires>
  </bsa>
  <message></message>
</root>

JSON Sample

{
   "?xml":{
      "@version":"1.0",
      "@encoding":"utf-8"
   },
   "root":{
      "@id":"1",
      "uri":{
         "#cdata-section":"http://api.bart.gov/api/bsa.aspx?cmd=bsa&json=y"
      },
      "date":"06/26/2017",
      "time":"11:08:00 AM PDT",
      "bsa":[
         {
            "station":"",
            "description":{
               "#cdata-section":"No delays reported."
            },
            "sms_text":{
               "#cdata-section":"No delays reported."
            }
         }
      ],
      "message":""
   }
}

Notes

The "type" element will either be DELAY or EMERGENCY. The "sms_text" element is a shortened version of the "description" element for use with text messaging. This element might be longer than allowed in a single text message, so it might need to be broken up into several messages.

Usage

XML: http://api.bart.gov/api/bsa.aspx?cmd=bsa&key=MW9S-E7SL-26DU-VV8V
JSON: http://api.bart.gov/api/bsa.aspx?cmd=bsa&key=MW9S-E7SL-26DU-VV8V&json=y