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Now you can use our data for your website or application. This is a FREE service that allows various user groups (i.e. the general public, commercial vendors, transportation agencies, researchers, media and others) to access New York State Thruway real-time and static transportation data for use in their applications and research efforts.

XML Data Files

These data files are accessed through a web connection and are available in XML format. The data files are updated as individual events become active, are updated, or expire and are removed from the file. These files may also change daily as new information becomes available.

  • Commuter Park and Ride Lots and Parking/Rest Areas
    parkridelots.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinate, descriptions and lot information for Park and Ride Lots and Parking/Rest Areas along the Thruway.
  • Interchanges/Toll Barriers
    interchanges.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinates, descriptions and location information for Interchanges and Toll Barriers along the Thruway.
  • Message Signs
    dmsstatus.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinates, location information and dynamic messages for each sign location along the Thruway.
  • Regional Advisory Messages (RAM)
    ram-locations.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinates and location information for each virtual regional advisory stations along the Thruway.
    ram-newyork.xml - Contains the regional advisory message for the New York area.
    ram-hudsonvalley.xml - Contains the regional advisory message for the Hudson Valley area.
    ram-albany.xml - Contains the regional advisory message for the Albany area.
    ram-utica.xml - Contains the regional advisory message for the Utica area.
    ram-syracuse.xml - Contains the regional advisory message for the Syracuse area.
    ram-rochester.xml - Contains the regional advisory message for the Rochester area.
    ram-buffalo.xml - Contains the regional advisory message for the Buffalo area.
  • Traffic Events
    events.xml - Includes active incidents/accidents, traffic delays, road closures, lane closures, and roadwork along the Thruway. Information includes latitude and longitude coordinates, descriptions, and locations along the Thruway.
  • Travel Plazas and Parking/Rest Areas
    travelplazas.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinates, descriptions and location information for Travel Plazas along the Thruway.
  • Winter Travel Advisory
    wtasreports.xml - Includes active weather conditions, update times, road status, and routes along the Thruway. Information includes latitude and longitude coordinates and locations along the Thruway.
  • Weather Sensing Information
    swis.xml - Includes pavement temperature, air temperature, dewpoint temperature, and relative humidity along the Thruway. Information includes route and milepost coordinates and county locations along the Thruway.

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