With Link headways now around 15 minutes all day, real time data would allow Link’s quality of service to at least match that of a frequent bus route. Unfortunately, that’s not to be.
ST’s David Jackson, answering when we could expect an accurate GTFS feed:
Because of the lead time required for the GTFS data to go live and our very recent headway tweak, GTFS won’t be accurate for Connect 2020 trains.
It doesn’t appear we’ll even have accurate schedules, much less a clue as to a train’s actual position.
As we noted on Twitter, one thing you can do is use the Transit app‘s “Go” function to track your own location on the train. If enough Link riders do this, the app will be able to get something approximating real-time data. Learn more about how Go works here.