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Transit • Bus & Subway Times
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"Gives you the best route to where you want to go" - New York Times “You won't realize how much time you can save planning until you use this app” - LA Times “Killer app” - WSJ "MBTA has a favorite transit app — and it's called Transit" - Boston Globe Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Navigate your city’s public transit system with accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders... all presented in a clear, bold interface. Public transport not cooperating? Easily request an Uber, reserve a car2go, or grab the closest bike share. 10 GREAT THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH TRANSIT: 1) See real-time arrivals for nearby buses and trains instantly upon launch. 2) Watch your transit vehicle approaching on a map in real-time* 3) Compare options with powerful A to B trip plans using real-time data. 4) Launch GO for step-by-step navigation when you’re on an unfamiliar route or want to nap/read/space out.* 5) Receive departure alarms and stop notifications as well as prompts to pick up the pace in GO.* 6) Get push notifications if service disruptions will affect your commute. 7) View transit schedules and route itineraries—even when you’re offline! 8) Locate bike share stations, see the number of bikes available, pay for passes, and unlock bikes (in select cities). 9) Check ETA (and surge) for nearby Ubers, and book in two taps. 10) View availability and book cars with car2go and other local car-share services. *continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. 5-STAR USER REVIEWS “Your app was the deciding factor in selling my car” “Blows Google Maps out of the water.” "Probably the best thing on my phone, no joke." “The head of our local transit agency recommended this app over the one her agency created.” "Truly ingenious work here. Honestly, these guys should be in charge of actual public transportation itself." CITIES Transit works in 125+ cities across North America and Europe (see USA list below). USA Albuquerque Ann Arbor Aspen Atlanta* Austin* Baltimore (MTA*, RTA, Charm City Circulator*) Boston (MBTA*, Massport, MetroWest RTA, Brockton Area Transit (BAT), Lowell RTA, Plymouth & Brockton S. R. Co., CATA) Buffalo Blacksburg Charlottesville Chattanooga* Chicago (CTA*, Pace, Metra, NICTD) Cincinnati* Cleveland* Columbus* Dallas Denver* Detroit* Eau Claire Fort Myers Grand Rapids* Hampton Roads Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*) Honolulu* Houston* Jacksonville* Kansas City Las Vegas* Los Angeles (Metro*, OCTA*, Metrolink, LADOT*, Omnitrans, RTA, Burbank Bus, Torrance Transit Foothill Transit*, Big Blue Bus*, Beeline*) Louisville* Madison* Miami (MDT*, BCT, Palm Tran*, Tri-Rail) Milwaukee* Minneapolis-Saint Paul* Nashville* New Orleans* New York City (NYC Subway*, MTA Buses*, LIRR*, Metro-North*, NJ Transit*, PATH, SI Ferry, NICE*, Bee-Line, RI Tram, NY Waterway, AirTrain, CTTransit, CTFastrak*) Orlando* Philadelphia (SEPTA*, NJ Transit*, PATCO) Phoenix* Pittsburgh* Providence Portland* Sacramento Salem, OR Salt Lake City* San Antonio San Diego (MTS*, NCTD*) San Francisco (BART*, MUNI*, Caltrain*, AC Transit*, VTA*, County Connection*, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, Sonoma County Transit, Healdsburg Transit, Cloverdale Transit, Marin Transit) Seattle (Metro Transit*, City of Seattle*, King County Marine Division, Sound Transit*, pierce transit, Kitsap Tours, Everett Transit) St. Louis* Stockton Tampa* Washington DC (DC Metro / Bus*, DC Circulator*, Ride On*, Arlington Transit*, Fairfax Connector, MTA, VRE*, PRTC) Worcester * Uses real-time predictions & vehicle locations for some or all routes. -- transit app also works in 50+ other cities around the world. View select cities below and the full list at transitapp.com CANADA Toronto Calgary Montreal Ottawa +26 more EUROPE Berlin London Milan Paris +16 more
Needs improvement for transfers
by Sc14579 on 2019/02/17 03:51
I live in a smaller city (of 300,000) with a relatively robust system of bus routes. Transferring buses is common because of how the bus routes are set up. I’ve learned where I can transfer and at what times for the bus routes I take most often, but I downloaded this app to see if I was being the most efficient I could. However, this app’s algorithm doesn’t seem to work well for transferring. It would rather have me walk 20 minutes to different bus route rather than taking another bus to a place where I can transfer. Turning off “minimize walking” did not change the results. I compared the same trip with Google Maps and Apple Maps and both of those apps show transfers that this app does not. Perhaps it is more useful in larger cities, but right now I see no reason to choose this app over Apple or Google Maps.
Gaston
by beeboopbop321 on 2019/02/17 01:30
Our one true hero
Incorrect times for MTA
by Whitechristmas on 2019/02/16 22:39
Lately, the app has been off by 10 minutes regarding the trains regarding the New York City area.
UII/UX is not user-friendly anymore
by BFBoston on 2019/02/16 21:38
When I fist got Transit app, I loved it. It had an easy-to-use interface, which is imperative when you’re on the go. Then they did a design overhaul, and I don’t think they did much user testing as the app is no where near as intuitive as it had been. Bus time schedules are hidden (contextual time doesn’t help as much as actual time). When I want to set a reminder, it gives a prompt to get “Go” alerts for commuter hour updates—which isn’t necessary when all I’m I’m trying to do is to know what time to leave to catch a bus at a particular time. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a good app, and fairly reliable in Boston—which is not an easy city to be reliable in. But they need to do more robust user testing when doing UI/UX updates. People (like me!) rely on this app for their day-to-day life.
Takes the fear out of public transit
by 3d player on 2019/02/16 20:02
I know where I'm going and how to get there thanks to this app. And nobody writes better software update descriptions.
Transit
by Fuego157 on 2019/02/15 20:41
The best app ever made I no longer get lost thank you you guys are the best
TRANSIT APP SIMPLE EASY
by Klacto on 2019/02/15 18:44
I live in San Francisco and as a 68 year old this is FAR BETTER than the MOVE IT app which has made it complicated to just locate your train times re: TMI! I have used TRANSIT FOR YEARS! Oh better than CITY MAPPER as well!
BS
by Johnny Omega San on 2019/02/15 06:43
Wish I could give it zero stars
Works sometimes!!!
by Ryan Price from Arlington on 2019/02/14 17:33
If you trying to get anywhere and using this app. Leave an hour earlier then you were expecting because you will either be waiting or missing. Pretty on point with the trains. But for the buses you can forget about it. I don’t usually write reviews but since I missed my bus because of the app, I thought I let the public know. While also shouting out the app developers for not keeping the gps up to date thanks! 👎
Apple Watch app maybe?
by god. will on 2019/02/14 12:50
Great app, but can we have the Apple Watch app to come with this please? Would be a great help—thanks
Used to my go to place but this is getting out of hand now
by mr trying on 2019/02/14 10:49
Now first I thought it was the bus because I get off work at 430 sometimes 5 in the morning so yes I’m beat so to see the app really taking me a extra 45 min to get home on top of the hour and half two hours now it’s two hours and change that really is hurting me I don’t understand why put this out when it’s not sufficient it could be your mother, father uncle using this and this is how you should care for your customers as family if not close friends so if I was your close friend how would you feel because I’m really in verge of looking for another job because this is that out of hand some one please help us.... guy traveling to spend Valentine’s Day with my kids thought of the Dinner for breakfast but my feet and back telling me something else thanks TRANSIT!!!
most useful public transport app
by Pete2Huan9 on 2019/02/14 01:40
Really useful, the app shows the exact location where the bus is. It helps me a lot!
Used to be great
by S Love Chelsea on 2019/02/13 23:47
When it simply pulled up the nearby lines and showed the minutes until arrival, this was great. Now that they’ve added what appears to be all sorts of unnecessary bells and whistles, it just flat out doesn’t work.
🤷‍♂️
by Ramses1737 on 2019/02/13 18:32
Great app, kinda spooky I can see other people sometimes 🙃 mixed feelings about that since I’m not the bus driver 🤓
LA transit
by Kkenlak90 on 2019/02/13 16:08
Honestly it is not accurate most of the time. Time shows for Bus 78 & 79 in LA are never accurate.
clutter on top of clutter
by Ignatius_J_Reilly on 2019/02/13 15:42
Every update has brought more clutter and made everything slower to load and harder to use. A floating search box that never gets out of the way, a skittish map that triggers constant reloading of the interface. The designers’ solution to every new feature seems to be to “add another layer”. The result is a real mess. Oh, and the release notes are just idiotic.
Zero accuracy
by Tomsmp1910 on 2019/02/13 14:43
Time of arrival and departure totally a mess. Can’t rely too much on this app.
Awesome App
by MikeG62 on 2019/02/13 14:31
This app works the three places I need it to: Boston, Chicago and MInneapolis. It’s very intuitive, easy to navigate and much better than the awful apps the transit authorities in those cities off. The best feature is the predictive origin / destination. That said, there is an odd place or two where the app is not as intuitive as it might be. Maybe Gaston will fix those soon.
Only as good as the system it serves
by MadAl712 on 2019/02/13 12:59
App update has changed my route. No information on my route to work. I only use it for that information. So it is now useless and asking for help is futile. Once a very helpful app. Now. Trash.
Bus times inaccurate
by ashawc on 2019/02/13 12:29
The bus times are never ever accurate in the afternoon. I don’t understand how if there’s GPS navigation in each bus how the times are so wrong.
Great App (Funny Team 🌝😂)
by Thekingjjjj on 2019/02/13 11:24
This app is very useful & the only app whose witty worded updates I look forward to reading 👏🏾😂💜
Love the app
by sewald1 on 2019/02/13 10:10
Hey guys I know it’s a lot to keep track of but early morning trains (3) haven’t been running and your app at night says it dose. Can you correct that
Fantastic
by Ccubd on 2019/02/13 04:19
This app provides a spectacular level of detail for planning routes or jumping on public transit in an area of your city that you’re less familiar with. Also good way to access schedules for multiple forms of transit with a well crafted UX.
Please add Apple Watch support.
by Ofogwu on 2019/02/12 23:27
Please add Apple Watch support thanks !! Love ya !
I love it
by Double L Dawg on 2019/02/12 17:37
It helped me a lot 👍
Great app, miss the watch app
by Peelage on 2019/02/12 16:02
I love this app! Getting public transit to be accurate is a daunting task, and although I don’t expect this app to be perfect, it nearly is. I cannot blame my transit system for the developers inaccurate times. I do love the ability to board a train or bus and update fellow riders. 90% of the time, this app is on point, even with inclement weather in Minnesota. The link to nice ride for bikes in the summer is great, and hopefully they will partner with Lime & Bird scooters as well. My one gripe with this app is that they pulled their support for the watch months ago, and it doesn’t look like it is coming back :( It was nice to use the Apple Watch with cellular to see buses times at a quick glance. One can dream, but this app is stellar for sure & my go to transit app no matter where I am in the world.
Tracker update needed
by leila41 on 2019/02/12 05:50
Sometimes the busses are late or early to their stops, so it would be nice to have the app track the busses like they track the cars for Uber. I know the times update witch the bus arrival times but it’s still not very accurate. Other then that great app.
Watch out for time wasting trips
by marjorie 925 on 2019/02/12 05:01
The “arrive by” function will substitute long expensive routes rather than just get you there early. For example, be there at 11 might have you leave at 8 and do four transfers on 3 systems. It just can’t find the direct route that also leaves at 8 but gets you there at 10. Sometimes knowing the fastest route would be useful.
Wow
by ZiadM10 on 2019/02/12 03:28
Relieving
Irritating
by c.gull on 2019/02/12 00:52
This app has gotten way too Social lately.
Never works when it needs to.
by deadLights on 2019/02/11 16:12
No way to submit reports. Gets stations wrong all of the time. Long delays to load. Always claims to lose signal when I have full bars. Don’t waste your time. Additional issue: battery drainer after iOS 12. Going from 100% to 10% in less then a hour.
Real time updates
by Caro.__. on 2019/02/11 15:28
I’ve been having problems with the application because it no longer shows where the buses are located. I close the app or a restart my phone but they don’t seem to no longer appear...
POOR SERVICE
by brandon stage on 2019/02/11 13:08
APPARENTLY ITS OK JUS TO PASS UR RIDERS UP IMAGINE THAT I HAD COURT THIS MORNING AND I CANT MAKE IT NOW BC THE ERIE BUSES AND THE APP DONT WORK TOGETHER APARENTLY
Very handy
by JMB Legacy on 2019/02/11 12:51
Very user friendly. Accurate and helpful. It is useful in other cities and states.
MBTA (Boston area)
by JRB54 on 2019/02/11 12:30
I used this app for a few years. Loved it. Praised it often. I knew exactly when to leave home to catch the subway. But then, the GPS on the MBTA Green Line stopped working, rendering the app useless. Not the app’s fault but I no longer use it.
Wrong times!
by conchita2005 on 2019/02/11 05:32
Bus said it passed at 9:08pm yet didn’t pass till 11pm!!! Made me wait in the cold lonely streets! Fix your times
Don’t get it right too often
by 226790 on 2019/02/10 18:15
The app is alright but not great. You guys are usually off by 2 minutes, and have to keep adjusting every second
Where’s the bus
by 🥀Mj💭 on 2019/02/10 14:15
When I go on the app it will tell me when the bus is coming but I never see where the location of the bus is, so then I have to rush to see if it will come at that exact time.
Great App for Public Transit
by Lali102000 on 2019/02/10 01:38
This is my number one used app everyday as a commuter in Philadelphia. It offers real time updates, and is correct 98% of the time :)
Wow, great app!
by vbiondi1230 on 2019/02/09 23:21
Thanks for offering this app. So helpful.
The map does not match the count down
by shie01 on 2019/02/09 16:45
This app used to be perfect. The past three months it has been consistently inaccurate. Often the map is accurate and will show a bus roughly twenty minutes away, but the count down will say the bus is arriving in 3 minutes and no bus ever comes. Unreliable and had to delete.
Freezes and Force Quits
by Imaginational on 2019/02/09 13:59
This app is amazing for getting around town. I rely on this app more than Google Maps when taking public transportation. The live bus/train/trolley locations are invaluable. One huge concern however is that the app will suddenly close when I am using it. This happens when I am searching lines nearby a specific location for example. This makes the very helpful app far less reliable.
Come for the useful, stay for the Update Descriptions
by Vvkavv on 2019/02/09 07:32
I use this app daily for tracking where my bus is (I take the train and then bus to and from work). It’s so convenient! But while I love this app.... the App Update Descriptions are my favorite part about the app. And that’s not to demean the usefulness, it’s such a useful app!, The Update Descriptions are just that fantastic and hilarious!
Yo
by coolboyphilippines on 2019/02/08 22:45
I’ve never reviewed and app before but this thing has saved me from so much trouble. Awesome job, guys who created this.
Annoying, complicated, terrible UX
by Angry Nerd 2 on 2019/02/08 16:44
All this thing wants to do is get your data and sell you on upgrades to uber and Lyft. If I wanted to use them I’d go to their app, spend your time actually tracking public transit and making it easy to use! Google Maps is 100 times better!
Today I’m convinced the app is fake
by Oxford-commas-n-Oxford-shoes on 2019/02/08 15:32
Location: NYC It used to work but now the predictions and approximate train locations are always off. Just today, the F train says 1 minute on the subway board, I check the app, it’s got an orange icon moving faking the train as if it will almost be here. Then I exit the app and open it up again and the train goes back to where it was the first time I opened the app. Is the train moving backwards??? Impossible
Recent bugs make app less useful
by Uaedaien on 2019/02/08 14:36
This apps functionality is fantastic, route planning and real time arrival times in one app. Sadly the apps best feature the “GO” function that provides more accurate arrival times to other users has started closing in the background mid journey.
Its ok
by Leebrashi on 2019/02/08 01:08
I like the app and when it's working its great. What I mean by it doesn't always work is that the are some days that whether I have internet or cell data it doesn't always show you where the transit vehicle is. Example: I'm riding Seattle street car, I put in my location click on go and look back to see where the car is. The is no car showing at all. I get downstairs 5 min later and the car just drive away from the curb. Sometimes it will show but not all the time. The sounder train is worse. I click go and I can only see the trains that have left the station, not the ones on their way to me, ever. I still have to rely on my own eyes and arrive at my departure location early to make sure I don't miss it. So when it's working great, when it's not, so frustrated.
Great
by yehmmy on 2019/02/07 21:39
it was great
how to cancel this app ?????
by djitgxvjkl on 2019/02/07 20:00
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Excellent
by Titolz on 2019/02/07 17:45
Good job excellent app for bus
Good
by edwalc on 2019/02/07 15:55
This application is very good
Not accurate
by bchdjejb on 2019/02/07 15:34
The times shown for bus arrivals are nor accurate
Great App Just Wish There Was An Apple Watch App
by jp.ball on 2019/02/07 15:05
This app works perfectly (except it misses one bus in my area) but otherwise it has been extremely helpful! It would be nice if there was an Apple Watch app that included the time until you should leave and a map so you don’t have to stop and pull out your phone.
Unreliable
by iva19688 on 2019/02/07 12:33
I’m using the app to time the arrival of the 1 train in the morning. With regularity it is inaccurate and causes me to miss the train and wait for the next one. At 6am they run infrequently. It’s not bad as an app, but not the 5 star ratings that I see on the Apple app review board: it’s only as good as the accuracy of the schedule. The developers introduced a crowdsourcing solution to the schedule inaccuracy, and after using it for a month I don’t see the point- it doesn’t seem to be any better.
NO ONE like Gaston is right!!
by bonsaigaston on 2019/02/07 04:14
BIG FAN of this app! Nice work guys! Been commuting by bus in LA for 5 years but using the app for year or more (not keeping track). Very simple to use; great features and interface. Really helpful sometimes when you released “live tracking” and using it often till my old iPhone battery died a few days ago but coming back soon. I like the idea that I’m helping others with precise arrivals. Hopefully more people will be using it (LA is too scared of letting cars go but LA’s transit infrastructure is not that inviting either but it is getting better slowly) Willing to help if you need my input. Thanx again.
Worth it just for the update messages
by BEinCO on 2019/02/06 20:39
I think it’s worth downloading this app just for the messages they leave when they update it. My only complaint is that they don’t update the app with the phone messages more often!
I couldn’t survive without it!!!
by TriviaChick23 on 2019/02/06 14:20
Being new to the whole public transportation thing, I need all the help I can get. I’ve taken both the metro and the bus throughout LA and it was an adventure to be sure. This app helps me to plot out my course and even helps me to get to the and off the rides on time. Soooo much better than the metro app. I’ve even turned some other friends on to it. Whoever created and maintains this app, you are a god send!
OBSESSED with Transit
by josephguite on 2019/02/06 06:40
I’ve been a Transit user for quite some time now, and I have to say that I’m so impressed with not only the quality and ease of use of this app, but also the quick responsiveness of their customer service whenever I have an issue. I give this app 5 stars because I love that I’m able to just keep this app running in the background without ever even looking and I never miss my transfers/connections because I’m notified when my stop is coming up. Thank you Transit for an amazing app and for all your hard work keeping the app up-to-date with all of the current transit info and new multimodal options. LOVE 💚🚌🚇
Amazing App
by juanreno on 2019/02/06 03:25
I use public transport in Philadelphia almost every day, and this app has managed to get me where I want to be quickly. I love that I can easily compare different bus / train routes on the go plus it doesn’t eat my data!
Accurate and Reliable
by CreateTank on 2019/02/05 14:59
Love this app. One of the best things MTA has ever come up with. The live updates are the most distinctive feature and most definitely the one that sets it apart from other Maps and Transit apps.
Accurate
by Danis2015 on 2019/02/05 11:55
Always on point can’t go nowhere without this app on
I just want better accuracy
by Shani277 on 2019/02/05 10:59
Overall I like this app I want to love it again but it’s lacking lately I have multiple apps just in case this app isn’t accurate sometimes the bus won’t show its coming or show next bus example 40 min for next bus but I’m still waiting on bus before and it drops it or set time for go time will keep changing from what it originally say and leave time or bus arrival.😳 Transit app option for Apple Watch ⌚️ is not even a option which is annoying how do we have go feature with no feature compatibility for the watch
You broke it adding BS
by Alternative Reviews on 2019/02/05 03:55
Older version worked (this version shows NO info) Glad I’ll be stuck in the rain with my trusty greedy TRANSIT 😡
Awesome App!
by M. Deloney on 2019/02/05 00:39
This app provides very accurate departure and arrival times! I have not failed to get where I am going. One suggestion would be allow public transit riders to offer route suggestions as sometimes the bus routes suggested do not show the best bus connections from Point A to Point B.
Good and bad
by DDFrederick on 2019/02/04 23:15
Good: See the number of other users benefiting from your shared data. Often updated information about transit data. Bad: No walking details or voice commands. Only a dotted line for you to navigate. Your route may change without notice. If your bus is late, the app may switch you to a different line without giving you the option to go back to the old route. If you mistakenly pick the wrong line when prompted, you may not go back and change your answer.
Bus lines suddenly missing
by los_angela on 2019/02/04 16:57
This app has worked very well for me in the past in the west and central la area. All of a sudden there are a lot of bus lines missing on the app and a lot of duplicates showing up. Specifically the metro 16/17/316 lines. Please fix this
Transit is awesome
by BotBadger on 2019/02/04 15:02
If you ride Madison Metro-this is the best app! I have tried all of them.
So simple and so good!
by IonlySpent5bucksMetrorocks on 2019/02/03 23:05
Just landed in DC, hopped on this app to pick between Metro, Taxi, Lyft or Uber to my hotel. It was so simple to follow and I took the metro with no worries for when to get off or what line to take!
You can’t trust always
by lalo mere on 2019/02/03 16:32
Today it is not working
Riders True Companion
by Complicated and Compicated on 2019/02/03 14:48
Indeed Transit is awesome. Great tool for management of time. Great for traveling in the deep freeze weather. Know exactly when to stand at the bus stop so you butt won’t freeze just standing and waiting for the bus. I love Transit!!!!!!!!!
Need user input/correction
by FrankieWangjh on 2019/02/02 17:57
The app should add a way for users to input which line they are on. One scenario would be that the app suggests line A but line B, which also goes to the destination, arrives first and I get on. I have no way to correct the bus line, which is predetermined by the app. Another scenario is that when there are multiple buses arriving, the app asks which line you are on and I make a mistake but I would like to correct and find no way.
Las Vegas
by Shawn199517 on 2019/02/02 05:28
When the RTC has a detour at certain stops, don’t you developers think it’d be smart to put that in the app instead of us customers walking to the bus stop that the transit app sends us to only to find out we have to walk to another stop because of a detour???!!! I’m not from here so that makes it more frustrating to have to find the correct stop to go to and it seems like none of the map apps are able to direct me to the non detour stop!!! Especially the Transit app!
Shuttle buses
by ikealyee on 2019/02/02 01:07
I wish that when the train isn't working & you have to use the shuttle bus, it tells you N train shuttle bus instead of the N train. Sometimes we forget.
Houston area
by Abso12345! on 2019/02/01 18:59
I mainly take the metro to get to and from the University of Houston. Downloaded this app around a year ago or two, its pretty great at showing me the nearest line to where I’m trying to leave from. It’s also pretty great letting you know if you’ll have to take a second bus and showing the walking distance to actually get to your destination. It even shows you the estimated time it would take if you took an Uber or Lyft. As a student I wanna make sure to arrive to my classes on time, so it’s great being able to see my options. Honestly much better than just looking at google maps imo. I’m not giving it a full 5 starts just because sometimes the bus will arrive either earlier or later then the time it gives you but that’s understandable it’s not always going to be 100% accurate. I get that same issue even when I use the cities official metro text service, where it sends the time schedule for the bus, like I said not going to ever be 100% because there’s a lot of other factors one needs to take into account like traffic etc. overall I would recommend this app to anyone not familiar with their local metro service like if your knew to the city or just taking the metro for the first time, it comes in handy if you want to make sure you’re getting on the right bus.
Awesome!
by ladysirey on 2019/02/01 17:45
This app made my transportation more convenient and updated. Lesser waiting because now I can manage my time.
Bus times are never right
by Kellermeyer14 on 2019/02/01 06:36
It's not a big deal if you're riding the train, but if you plan on switching between types of transit use Moovit. They're up to date to the minute and you want have to stand around for 30 minutes wondering when the bus is coming
4.7
by pantha92 on 2019/01/31 21:39
Sometimes this app is not accurate with times I understand 10 or 20 minutes but sometime the bus doesn’t show up at the time on the app ....
Good app
by T Bone1990 on 2019/01/31 20:01
For greater Dayton Rta Make it to where the moves all the time when tracking your bus on the map
No detailed stop info
by sethfri on 2019/01/31 08:10
I really like how the app integrates with your contacts/calendar, but it doesn’t have detailed stop info for the MTA like Citymapper does. Citymapper tells you the best station entrances and exits, and where the best place is to board the train. It also tells you when you need to change stations/platforms. The Transit app didn’t tell me I needed to change platforms the other day, and it made me 15 min late for dinner
Great and always getting better
by Thormachine on 2019/01/31 06:21
This app is the key to worry free bus routing in major cities. I have used it since it first came out and it has been awesome to see constant features and improvements added.
Who’s Gaston?
by ajohnares1989 on 2019/01/31 05:16
Who’s it
Support for multiple lines on a GO trip
by rfarry on 2019/01/31 02:34
Sometimes I’m on a trip where multiple bus lines cover the same route. Imagine line 22 and 55 drive on the same road for 5 miles before branching. The app recognizes this in the “transportation method” picker, saying I can use either the 22 *or* 55 bus. After starting a GO trip though, the app only seems to show arrival times for the 22 bus, even though a suitable 55 bus might be arriving sooner. Besides that, awesome app! Far beyond my expectations. The first Uber/Lyft quality app for public transit.
Difficult to navigate
by Ben174 on 2019/01/31 02:23
Very well designed and has a boatload of information, unfortunately the UI experience is impossible to use. Back in the day there was a way to very simply determine what train I’m on and what time it was going to arrive at my destination. I’ve spent 20 minutes trying to figure out how to see that view in the new interface and it just seems to not exist :(
Come on!
by Swizz23 on 2019/01/31 02:23
Can you guys put an option where the status doesn’t repeat on the screen because it’s really annoying and with 1 time it’s good enough. Other then that everything else is ok as is
Useless
by Left Side Network on 2019/01/30 19:38
Worst app ever !!!!! So inaccurate if you have a job DO NOT DEPEND ON THIS you will lose your job !
Nope
by ttu101 on 2019/01/30 19:00
Undoubtedly useful. But I should not have to enable location access and I most assuredly should be able to enter and save a location without the software changing it on me without my consent. I might just as well use google maps without being logged in. At least there I have a tiny amount of control over my location data.
Greatest
by blood is real on 2019/01/30 16:10
This is the best app you have to public transportation. I’m been using this app for about 4 years. You can see everything about transportation. Trust me you won’t me be late if you have this app.
Was working great but now
by Cooks0914 on 2019/01/30 11:33
I am not sure what’s going on lately but this app has not been reliable at all. It says 3 minutes then it says 9 minutes. Its all over the place. I depended on it a lot but now i find myself going to a the MTA apps for more accuracy. Please fix this.
The Ultimate SF App
by Careigh Woods on 2019/01/30 07:22
Seamless delivery of exactly the features I need- when to leave for the bus stop, when to get off the bus, real-time updates of the bus location. It makes public transit competitive with taxi apps. Favorite transportation app by far!
Too much junk. Too slow to load
by WhiskeyTang on 2019/01/30 05:05
There is way too much going on in this app. I was using an app called Swiftly to get San Francisco BART times for my commute and the Transit app company must have bought them out because Swiftly no longer works and gives a link to this app. Okay, so I gave it a shot. Firstly, the app opens onto a map view with a bunch of bus/train and other transit stops dotted all over it and there’s no way to navigate to a particular station until the data loads. This is really frustrating for me because sometimes I like to check the train times when I’m already at the station in case the first train that comes is crowded, I can decide if it’s worth waiting for the next train or squeeze in with the crowd. The station I use is underground with poor reception and no GPS so I can’t actually use the app to quickly check train times because the map data has to load to be able to navigate in the app! I used Swiftly because I need an app to quickly look at train times for a particular station. This Transit app is bloated and slow and it was too difficult to set it up in a way that quickly gave me the information I wanted. I’m very sad that they bought out and took away a competing app that was better. I use EasyBART now and I pray these guys don’t buy them out next
Not reliable for buses
by Jp notes on 2019/01/30 01:37
There seems to be little correlation between my experience and what this app says when it comes to bus service on Staten Island. The bus is here! (But no bus.) The bus is 28 minutes away! (Oh! Here it is 3 minutes later!)
Was great before
by zella_bee on 2019/01/30 00:49
The app was perfect before the most recent updates that changed the look of it. I would always have the times right and I could easily find routes, now the times are wrong and it won’t show the schedule of when the next bus comes(after you’ve selected a destination), before it would show every 15min or 30min, however long till the next. Also now you can’t just select a location in a map with coordinates, it has to be an exact shop or something which is frustrating because I use the drop pin often on maps. Also just in general much more confusing and way less straight forward than before. Give me easy to work and practical, not fancy, confusing and all over the place
uhhh
by adrleon on 2019/01/30 00:38
5 stars bc of the update summary also thx to this app for letting me know when i’m about to miss my train again 😔🤘🏼
Bring back the Apple Watch app!
by chinacat1 on 2019/01/29 23:32
I like the app when I have my phone out, it’s probably the best app for most cities, but honestly would much rather use my watch to see when the next bus is coming and not have to bother with rummaging around in my bag or tapping around on my phone. You used to have a Watch app - please update for the Series 4?
Useless
by ComicSansHaHa on 2019/01/29 23:14
The GPS on the app doesn’t work and none of the train times are accurate.
70% of the time it’s wrong all the time
by ashookway on 2019/01/29 21:07
This app is never right. The amount of time I’ve wasted waiting for buses is ridiculous. LAs public transport is already terrible, this app fits that perfectly. Don’t waste your time.
Great app for the daily commute
by yaboibart on 2019/01/29 16:43
If you commute on public transport wether it be bus, Uber, or lift they got it all in one app. The more user who use it the more accurate it is. So spread the word about the app! It’s grrrrreat ! Hahaha
Five stars for Gaston lyrics (& ease of use)
by MorgantownCatwalk on 2019/01/29 16:37
Use this app daily - it’s Waze for trains in NYC! The only thing I have trouble with is being able to switch between two lines that run to the same stop on a multi-leg trip - (i.e. Manhattan bound J/M to Delancey/Essex) - there’s no option to select which line you’d like to take. Other than that I love this app.
Everything in one place, but time estimates are messed up
by aznosmao on 2018/12/07 14:07
I really like how this app got both the buses and the subway lines in my area. Wish they could integrate university shuttles in but maybe that would be too complex. Recently, their estimate times for buses in the Boston area are WHACK. I arrive at my usual time of 8:55 AM, and the CT1 either is pulling up right then or a little late. While I’m walking up to the stop trying to see if I should run the rest of the way, it says the bus is coming in two minutes. Alright, I hurry. I look at their live time tracker and it says the bus is one minute past the bus stop, where it’s already left. WHAT?! I sprint and look down the street, no sign of a public transit bus. I look the other way to see if it’s really left, also no sign. The app updates saying I have to wait 18 minutes. Great. I sit down and try to be kind to myself, and three minutes later, the bus from the exact line arrives. ??? If I had left after the app updated for an alternate route, I would have been even more late. I do my part to use the GO feature since now Transit has shown its default location tracking feature to be as incompetent as the former NextBus. That’s why 3 stars instead of 1. My life isn’t worse off than it was before, but I definitely expected it to be better, as when I first started using this app, I had little to no complaints.
Houston area
by Abso12345! on 2019/02/01 18:59
I mainly take the metro to get to and from the University of Houston. Downloaded this app around a year ago or two, its pretty great at showing me the nearest line to where I’m trying to leave from. It’s also pretty great letting you know if you’ll have to take a second bus and showing the walking distance to actually get to your destination. It even shows you the estimated time it would take if you took an Uber or Lyft. As a student I wanna make sure to arrive to my classes on time, so it’s great being able to see my options. Honestly much better than just looking at google maps imo. I’m not giving it a full 5 starts just because sometimes the bus will arrive either earlier or later then the time it gives you but that’s understandable it’s not always going to be 100% accurate. I get that same issue even when I use the cities official metro text service, where it sends the time schedule for the bus, like I said not going to ever be 100% because there’s a lot of other factors one needs to take into account like traffic etc. overall I would recommend this app to anyone not familiar with their local metro service like if your knew to the city or just taking the metro for the first time, it comes in handy if you want to make sure you’re getting on the right bus.
Pay Close Attention
by amazingbosscoffee on 2018/10/02 12:35
This app is essential for my travel to and from college. I've noticed however that the time it tells you to leave is way too late every time, and I end up missing the bus by a minute or two. Even leaving earlier than the recommended departure, I will miss the bus. Not only that, but it has no way of alerting you when you've taken the wrong bus. It says "Unplanned Detour" which is really inconvenient for someone new to public transport who doesn't know the stops for other buses. You'll believe you're on the right bus and there IS a detour, maybe because the stops are correct up until a certain point when really the app just can't track you because you're obviously not on the route of the bus you were supposed to take. Please find a way to fix this. I don't know if you could make some sort of route recognition that would know if you've taken an actual detour or if you're simply on the wrong bus. On top of that, it gave me an estimated arrival at my destination, changed to a half hour later. All when the bus was the WRONG bus. Why on earth would there be an estimated arrival for that, if the bus is never getting there in the first place?
My go-to app every single time I hop on a bus
by Ramsay Ashwin on 2018/07/21 15:12
This app is truly amazing with all the capabilities that it has. I live in Los Angeles and it accurately depicts all the lines, with the majority of them having real time predictions. This is always the first app I check when planning a journey anywhere. I love the feature to turn and off minimizing walking because sometimes I take my bike with me on my trips, and I can do portions of the trip on my bike. The only problems that I would have with this app is that recently it has been showing very few busses with real-time info. The majority of times have just been the scheduled times. I immediately jumped to the conclusion that this wasn’t the app’s fault, but I checked other apps like Citymapper and it did have real-time predictions for the exact same bus. Furthermore, half the time I click GO, it doesn’t show the happy face in the top left corner, meaning that I’m not providing real time information back to the system. I’d love to help more but if it doesn’t let me there is nothing I can do. The reason I am still rating this five stars is because I would still use this app over any other one I have.
Stellar
by rnackerel on 2018/09/10 22:57
Whenever I see a noob on campus waiting around for a bus or shuttle, looking mad lost, I nine-times-out-of-ten pull out my Transit app and let them know how long they’ll be waiting, where the vehicle is at that moment, and that this app is great for this sort of thing. I love it. Seeing the essentially live updating, “[bus was at this location 43seconds ago]”, being able to quickly reference bus schedules for my favorite lines, being able to plan my trips and decide what the best way is to get somewhere... the only downside to all this convenience is that my calves would probably be stronger without it. My only issue is with loops (like campus shuttles), where it tells the user there’s some last stop/to get off there, and I can’t seem to figure out a way to make it so that I can set my destination to a later stop. It might be nice to designate ends of lines in a different color or something, and let the user know there might be a wait at this-or-that stop. Ultimately though, that’s chump change. I love this app. I can finally trust public transportation (or at least, this app).
Used to be more accurate
by Robiedo on 2018/05/05 16:46
5/5/18 update: First, thanks to the developer for responding to my original review. I’m not sure what good screen shots would do, but here’s a specific example from last week Monday, morning: I got to the bus stop and checked your app for the arrival of the next bus. It said 19 minutes and that the last bus had gone through four minutes earlier. Instead if waiting such a long time, I opted to jump in a shared bike that happened to be parked nearby. No sooner than I’d pedaled all of a mile (about five minutes later) and, whoosh, the bus goes flying by. All of relevant buses appearing in the schedule were displaying with the GPS tracking indicator, but none of the times was accurate. Maybe you could query Valley Transit about their useless signalling. ______________ I have relied upon this app in the Phoenix metro area for going on two years and consider it an essential part of my commute and even incidental use of public transit. However, it seems that recently it’s less accurate, even for buses that are supposedly being tracked with GPS. I’ll keep using it, because I really like its user interface and features, but I’m hoping, a lot, that the accuracy of arrival times improves—soon.
Too much junk. Too slow to load
by WhiskeyTang on 2019/01/30 05:05
There is way too much going on in this app. I was using an app called Swiftly to get San Francisco BART times for my commute and the Transit app company must have bought them out because Swiftly no longer works and gives a link to this app. Okay, so I gave it a shot. Firstly, the app opens onto a map view with a bunch of bus/train and other transit stops dotted all over it and there’s no way to navigate to a particular station until the data loads. This is really frustrating for me because sometimes I like to check the train times when I’m already at the station in case the first train that comes is crowded, I can decide if it’s worth waiting for the next train or squeeze in with the crowd. The station I use is underground with poor reception and no GPS so I can’t actually use the app to quickly check train times because the map data has to load to be able to navigate in the app! I used Swiftly because I need an app to quickly look at train times for a particular station. This Transit app is bloated and slow and it was too difficult to set it up in a way that quickly gave me the information I wanted. I’m very sad that they bought out and took away a competing app that was better. I use EasyBART now and I pray these guys don’t buy them out next
Was a 10 star before update.
by ashley3793 on 2018/09/05 11:38
For the past two year I have thoroughly enjoyed your app. Unfortunately that ends today. I understand that you are trying to keep up to date with the advancement in technology but does that need to sacrifice the quality of the app? The app is done beautifully. The colors are vibrant and the advancements are enjoyable; but it’s not reliable anymore. I use to be able to pin point the exact time I would make it to my destination. Literally. I was able to press on a stop on the line and see what other train or buses run in that area. I was also able to then see their arrive time and predict which route would be faster to me. A for some reason that all has vanished over night. The app was so amazing that I made sure that everyone I’ve ever come in contact with downloaded the app; as well as many tourists. I live in New York city so the train are extremely important to us as well as the ability to predict our arrive time. In a city that is heavy controlled by delays of “train traffic ahead” or “sick passengers” we rely on apps like yours to help us get through the subway storms and to our destination quickly and safely. You can change the formula but please don’t sacrifice the quality.
Update ruined a beautiful thing
by Reustin on 2018/09/17 23:26
For years I’ve depended on Transit app and promoted it widely. But the last “update” was absolutely terrible. Previously, you could tap one option in the list and see a few more arrival times for that option while still seeing other nearby transit options in the list. That was what made the app awesome, then you got rid of it. You guys are fixated on with forcing people to use GO (to the point that you’re covering up my map with it). But many of your users don’t want or need GO, as they are very familiar with local transit lines and simply need to see the arrival times in one place. Please put it back the way it was! I know the info is still there but it takes way more tapping around to to see it, and when you’re trying to quickly decide whether to make a certain connection, those extra few moments are critical. And please, at least let users disable GO in settings instead of shoving it down their throats. (Or make it a separate product perhaps?) When a company loses touch with what made people love their product it’s very discouraging indeed. I’m noticing that many users have written similar reviews.
definitely a one stop shop
by Foodie8765 on 2018/09/06 12:46
I’m from the DC metro area but I go to college in NYC and I use the same app in both places, it works accurately in either city. If you’re serious about shaving minutes off your commute then I don’t really know what your needs are, but as someone who just wants a 2-5 minute buffer when I’m checking when my bus comes, this app is incredibly accurate and fits my needs perfectly. Currently using it in DC and the app even shows me real-time where I am on my own bus, including upcoming stops. I was wary about this feature because I use a line that has a lot of minor stops that are really closely spaced, so I thought that by the time the stop showed up on the Transit screen my bus would have already missed it, but it was accurate down to me seeing us pass the stop as the app said we were going by it. I love this app and unless some update makes it ridiculously hard to plan travel on it or something, I plan on using it for a very long time!
This app does not work
by Ronnie Frey on 2018/11/06 17:06
This used to be my favorite app and I would tell everyone about it. There was nothing wrong with it it worked just fine. Then you guys updated it and the update is completely horrible it doesn’t work most of the time. Today I received a notification of a delay that affected my route to work. When I clicked on the notification it took me to the app and did not take me directly to the notification. I wanted to read the full notification but was not able to. When I went to the actual notifications portion of the app this particular notification wasn’t even there! On top of that all the notifications that were there were three days old! I have the app set to notify me at all times as well as I use this train the most. What did you do to make this app not work like it used to? Who’s in charge of testing this to make sure everything functions properly? Once again I’m giving you one star and if I could rate you zero stars I would. This app disappoints me daily now. It’s a shame. It was a BRILLIANT app before and worked almost perfectly and there was NOTHING that needed updating and you’ve succeeded at completely ruining it.
Since I can’t find your email...
by lisfolks on 2018/11/30 04:30
This is my go-to Transit app. However, in a recent update, the app started automatically changing to the next route time if it appears that I’m going to miss a bus - and it doesn’t allow me to return to the prior route schedule. One of the stops I use most often has the wrong lat/lon values. As a result, the app thinks I should be a block away from where the stop actually is. At the time the bus is supposed to be there, the app switches to the next route time, thinking I’m going to miss the bus. Then, I can’t see my transfer point any longer, till the app figures out that I’m on the right bus after all. This is very frustrating!!! The app should ASK me if I want to switch to the next route time or stay on the current route time!!! (Since this app is supposedly crowd-sourced, optimally it should notice that I’m catching the bus a block away, or let me note the correct location - but, no, it doesn’t offer that option!) So PLEASE put back the ability to KEEP the original route result even if it appears I’ve missed the bus!!!
Truly one of the BEST apps out there
by marcopolo581 on 2018/04/20 20:36
Now as a tech savvy enthusiast, I always aim to test out dozens of apps just to know what works and what just simply doesn’t work. For a while, transit slowly but surely growing and over the past 4-5 years, as a New Yorker, I can confidently and how heartedly say that this app is truly one of the best apps out there! -Subway countdown clocks? Pffft, who needs them? TRANSIT has been RIGHT for the arrival of trains for the past 2-3 years now (mark my words, and I’m very avid on time frames). -When there’s incidents affecting your line, guarantee you won’t hear it on the news, but you’ll definitely get an alert with Transit, whether you’re in the app or not. -If you’re not sure how to find a certain subway stop, TRANSIT slays at showing you markers where you are exactly located and when to leave in order to catch that train you just aren’t quite sure is still running or not (even if it’s every 20 min on the weekends late at night) 2 things: I would LOVE to see an integration for Juno, VIA, and ARRO/ CURB apps as well, it would truly make this app even more unique and stellar. Also, there’s an amazing app called iTransNYC and I would LOVE if Transit integrated their app and notification styles with them. Before Transit, iTransNYC was my go to app. Would be really great if a great app got picked up by an even greater app. Transit is already slaying other NYC subway applications. Why look any further? :-)
Unintuitive Redesign
by MsQueenn on 2018/09/16 14:26
I like the crowd-sourcing feature and being able to watch the bus approaching in real time, but the redesign makes for a super frustrating app. It takes too many taps and swipes to navigate that aren’t all obvious. For instance, checking the complete schedule of a Line while currently in a GO session. It’s not very obvious that you have to swipe down the GO session to get to the schedule list of nearby lines. And I liked how previously, on the same line, you could see the ETA of the next bus as well as what time that would be. Now you HAVE TO look at the full schedule to then get only the bus arrival times and not ETA. It’s a broken experience and quite annoying at that. My other issue with the new full schedule list is that the earlier bus times were removed. I actually found it useful to see which arrivals have already passed. At least seeing one or two past arrivals would be helpful. Please incorporate these features back into the app so I could give the star rating this app really deserves. I use it every day and hate to have less than an awesome experience.
Not as good as it used to be
by Sean1ro on 2018/09/03 05:25
I used to really enjoy this app. Some things made it less usable in the latest iterations. First, based on the schedule, if a train has departed from a station, I can’t click on to check the schedule; I have no idea when my train will get to my destination, nor can I see if we are on time at the en-route destinations. Sometimes the train is two or three minutes late, and I want to see details, but can’t. Second, before, the entire schedule for the entire day could be displayed if need be. This functionality has been deleted; it only shows trains going forward, which, again, prevents me from checking the schedule of the train once I am on the train. Finally, since I’m a NYC area user, the train is often underground and this I have no signal. I am certain that the older versions uploaded more nearby train schedules, so deep underneath the East or the Hudson Rivers, my connecting schedule will be available. This is no longer the case. I have reverted to using multiple other apps that can accomplish the same thing, but it definitely is not as convenient.
A little annoyed
by ifsogirl643 on 2018/09/11 11:56
I can only give a 3 star rating because I’m currently annoyed with the new layout on this app. I don’t need a sophisticated app to see where I’m going and how long it will take or I will need to wait. Before the new layout I could add a saved location where I normally pick up transit (I can still do that), but before I could click on that location and see ALL of the times the bus would come to that location. I would then time my trolley ride to coincide with the time I needed to be at that stop for the bus with minimal wait time. NOW with the new SOPHISTICATED app I CANNOT do this which leaves me with my current ANNOYANCE AND FRUSTRATION. I shouldn’t have to take so much time trying to figure this out when I’m already in a rush and now I have no idea when the will come at my saved location in 2 hours when I arrive there. Thanks a lot transit app! What’s the point of saving the location when I can only see the current time the bus will get there and not ALL of the future times?? Please fix this issue.
The only transit app you need
by admato on 2018/09/07 20:04
This is, by far, the best transit app out there. The interface super is clean and easy to use, and the information is very reliable, often more accurate than the actual bus times. While many transit apps are limited to one state or transit system (I’m looking at you Citymapper), the Transit app connects a multitude of transit systems, and will connect busses/trains/trolleys to find the best route and is always expanding to include more more systems. With every update the devs add more features, functionality, and refinements to this app. All the while they maintain the simple interface without making it too cluttered. The developers truly understand how to make the commuting process as easy as possible, and base the app experience around this. There are alternatives to the Transit app, some of them pretty good, but none come close to this one in terms of simplicity, design, and functionality. Get this app.
The only transit app you need
by admato on 2018/09/07 20:04
This is, by far, the best transit app out there. The interface super is clean and easy to use, and the information is very reliable, often more accurate than the actual bus times. While many transit apps are limited to one state or transit system (I’m looking at you Citymapper), the Transit app connects a multitude of transit systems, and will connect busses/trains/trolleys to find the best route and is always expanding to include more more systems. With every update the devs add more features, functionality, and refinements to this app. All the while they maintain the simple interface without making it too cluttered. The developers truly understand how to make the commuting process as easy as possible, and base the app experience around this. There are alternatives to the Transit app, some of them pretty good, but none come close to this one in terms of simplicity, design, and functionality. Get this app.
Was amazing, but “update” was terrible
by Reustin on 2018/09/10 14:04
I’ve been a long time fan and user and promoter of your app, depending on it for years for my commute and transit. But what you did last week is terrible. When I clicked on one transit option I could see more info about a particular option without leaving the main screen that shows all the transit options for my location. Now it pops up this stupid screen (that covers up information I need) trying to make me use GO. You guys are obsessed with forcing your customers to use your GO product and if you don’t back off, that will be your downfall. Many users understand the transit options in their city and how to make transfer connections quite well and don’t need or want GO. The the ability to see multiple arrivals for multiple options while still seeing the list was the magic sauce of Transit app. Very disappointed. Please put it back the way it was instead of trying to be Google maps. Google maps has that covered. 😠
Google and others will not show you around better
by Mgnugget on 2019/01/21 23:25
I downloaded this because I knew that there were multiple bus lines that could get me to my destination, yet google only provided one. This app is amazing. It’s a lot like how waze gives you real time alerts based on other users. The go feature will allow you to share your location so other users can see where their bus or train is in real time. That means you can get updates from people too. A couple of things on my wishlist though: the interface is confusing at first, and I have to believe there’s a simpler way to navigate (though I’m used to it now), also there isn’t an Apple Watch app and I think there needs to be. I’m the kind of person that wears one everyday and would like the see the current time, and the next bus for my favorite line in a complication on my main watch face.
Great app!
by Xion98 on 2018/04/26 02:21
I never review because I never care enough. But, this app is so helpful in my daily commute. It’s very precise and accurate. Sometimes I see that I won’t be able to make it in time to catch my bus but it lets me see what other times I can catch it, giving me time to grab a coffee or a snack before heading over instead of waiting like an idiot wondering what time it will come. In winter, I just wait in a store and see when the app says my bus is coming in “two minutes” so I head over to the stop and didn’t have to freeze as I waited. I love this app. It doesn’t seem to consume that much battery life either. I had this open when my phone was on 5% and I waited fifteen minutes and my phone was still alive to show the driver my virtual ticket. Great developer(s), talented person or people, and truly amazing for letting this app be free. Best app ever!
Buggy and Missing a few features
by bfisch227 on 2018/10/05 18:36
I loved the older version of this app - it was perfect for navigating the MBTA (Boston). However this new version is missing a few features that I used to use a lot - for example the go to current location button that was always right on the main map screen is gone. It’s still somewhat accessible, but it’s only under the “get directions” section. I often didn’t use this part of the app unless I was in really unfamiliar territory - I just want to see when the next train or bus is coming. You can still move the purple cursor over towards your location on the map shown in blue, but it often crashes or moves very slowly when I try and do this. Also it seems like the times have been a bit off, where it used to always be very accurate. This may be the fault of the MBTA rather than the app itself, but it still makes it less useful nonetheless.
Some good features but kills battery
by Ry M. on 2018/10/19 13:25
Using the Go feature really drains the battery like none else. However, the real-time tracking is one of the best I’ve used among tracking apps for the MBTA. Also, when using the Go feature, it tells you when to get off, which is super useful if you tend to zone out on the bus. There are some pretty good features that are useful, like being able to easily move the location your searching for routes nearby to a different location than your actual location by just dragging the map. But there are some pretty basic things that are missing, or are difficult to figure out, that are really easy and native to other tracking apps, such as the ability to easily see other route options forwards and backwards in time, or being able to see the schedule for a route of choose and not just the predictions for a particular stop.
Downloaded after my fav app was discontinued
by la vida vira on 2019/01/10 01:31
I had another transit app, but the company shut down. It said to download Transit, so I did. It’s not as user friendly as the other, and unfortunately I can’t remember the name of it. I liked being able to input any delays, but you can’t do it on Transit. I feel like user input about delays is better than the Go option. Also, the times aren’t accurate, at least for San Francisco. I’ve compared it to times on Routesy, and Routesy is more accurate. UPDATE: I actually like Go now that I’ve tried it out. I still think user input is needed. For example, Go told me to get off at a specific stop to catch another bus. Well, I was able to catch the same bus a couple of stops before the recommended one. I had to turn off Go, then turn it back on to show that I’m on the second bus. I hope there’s a way to manually switch to another bus line while staying in Go.
Use this app with other apps and information
by Ranveig L. on 2018/04/07 16:58
This app is occasionally accurate; to get a good idea of when the next bus or train is coming, I find it’s best to supplement use of this app with use of other transportation-related apps and any information the company that owns the local transportation system provides. Response to Transit’s query: Thanks for your reply. I find that this app often inaccurately indicates when the next bus or train will arrive at various stops in the Washington metropolitan area. Actually, the app seems to have become less accurate over time. I have been using the app for 11 months. Sometimes, I will be pleasantly surprised to find that a train or bus is arriving 15 minutes earlier than Transit indicates it will. Other times, a train or bus arrives 15 minutes after Transit said it would. I, therefore, also consult the DC Metro and Bus app and any electronic signs that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority updates in the places where I wait for trains or buses.
So good the MTA didn’t bother to develop its own
by 211BAM57 on 2018/04/14 12:15
Before our local transit system started providing real time positions of buses and trains, this app was useful as a user friendly keeper of the timetables and trip planner. Now that it is getting positions info, it's almost empowering. I used to go out and stand on the street wondering if I've missed the bus or if it's late and feeling foolish to just be hanging out watching the cars go by. Now I know where the buses are and when to expect them. I can have the app alert me when to start walking out rather than going crazy early to make sure I didn't miss it. Of course the GPS tech sometimes doesn't work on all the buses and there app had to rely on schedules but that's not the apps fault. Even if you're a casual transit user this is an essential app.
Great app, miss the watch app
by Peelage on 2019/02/12 16:02
I love this app! Getting public transit to be accurate is a daunting task, and although I don’t expect this app to be perfect, it nearly is. I cannot blame my transit system for the developers inaccurate times. I do love the ability to board a train or bus and update fellow riders. 90% of the time, this app is on point, even with inclement weather in Minnesota. The link to nice ride for bikes in the summer is great, and hopefully they will partner with Lime & Bird scooters as well. My one gripe with this app is that they pulled their support for the watch months ago, and it doesn’t look like it is coming back :( It was nice to use the Apple Watch with cellular to see buses times at a quick glance. One can dream, but this app is stellar for sure & my go to transit app no matter where I am in the world.
Very helpful, will become essential to your daily life
by extr4me on 2018/04/13 19:34
My favourite feature is that it will announce when I’m approaching destination, I often put on headphones and fall asleep on the bus, with this creepy AI voice reminding me I never missed my stop ever again. Search feature needs improvement though, e.g. when I search for a restaurant/coffee/museum, search results are very limited (and often in other cities, like why???) and can’t view on the map. I still use google map to do planning then use this app to track. I like how it knows I’m going home or going to work so the correct route is always on top with the correct direction, but if I ever want to go to anywhere else the workflow is really weird and complicated, sometimes even frustrating. Plus this app has THE BEST update notes, better than most comedy nowadays.
No Weeknight Service Updates / Other Inaccuracies
by JBliss86 on 2018/06/13 02:45
Fails to account for weeknight service changes. For example, it advises I take the 2 train from the West Village to Brooklyn. Unfortunately 2 trains are not running between Chambers & Atlantic & haven’t been for months. The other route suggests I take the B which, as you may have guessed, is not running either. Other egregious errors include its references to catching the Q at W 4th (it does not stop there). Add this to misplaced subway street entrances along with the constant missed connections caused by the abysmal MTA service & you’re left an app that is somewhat reliable during standard daytime hours. I am sure the MTA is partially responsible as its ineptitude knows no bounds but until the developer addresses these issues, in most cases you are better off plotting your journey ahead of time & using the MTA SubwayTime app in conjunction with this one if you simply must have digital companionship for your journey.
I highly recommend this app
by Sabrina_Nol on 2019/01/10 00:24
So to be honest I’m a junior in high school and live around 3 miles away. My parents work early days so I take the bus almost daily. This app has made my life so much easier because I don’t need to worry about leaving the house too late or early. The bell letting you know when to leave is very helpful. There is a setting letting you know when you’ll arrive and you can change this to when you want to arrive or when the bus will come. I am very fond of this feature because I stop at Starbucks before school sometimes;). Although it has a few bugs this is an excellent app and would recommend it to those who depend on public transportation as much as I do. I hope you enjoy this app as much as I do.
My Explorer exploded last spring! 😢
by Tomcatrider on 2018/11/13 02:00
I blew the motor on my Explorer last spring, and didn’t have to fundage to either replace the motor or buy a new vehicle. I found myself 12 miles away from work, overweight, and out of shape. I found the Transit app, and for the first few days had to pay cash - “exact change only, not change given!” After a couple of days, I found where I could get a monthly pass, and the rest of the summer was great! I had no idea that public transportation could get me to so many places, and never had to worry about parking! The next 6 months were great. I would ride the bus to work with my bike in the bike rack, and would bike 1/4 to the full ride home (no showers at work so I never biked in). I finally saved enough to get my Explorer fixed, but I still take the bus & lightrail on occasion when I don’t want to drive and either dealing with parking of if I know I’m going to have a few cocktails. The drivers for the vast majority are friendly and helpful. Overall I had a great experience riding the bus, and feel so much secure that I can still get to work and recreational activities if for some reason my car breaks down again!
New update is inaccurate
by I'm_fyaa! on 2018/09/19 13:30
There are a few great aspects to the app which I absolutely love. Like how they provide a full schedule for all the transits and real time location. But there are a few really big downsides to the app that I really wish the developer can fix. I feel like it’s a gamble using this app everyday. Some days it can be accurate, but some days it is just way off. Like it will tell me a certain time but my bus ends up coming earlier so I wouldn’t make it on time. Or it will list a bus time but the bus ends up not showing up at all. This gets super frustrating because I need to align my bus to my train ride. ON TOP OF THIS. The newest update is absolutely horrible. Interface looks prettier, but the information displayed is even more inaccurate. Not only is the arrival time still inaccurate, but now even the arrival time to destination is inaccurate. It calculates my <10min ride as a 30 min ride.
Inaccurate
by woofcyn on 2018/07/13 20:06
Update: customer service is very good and responsive. The app has become too unreliable in NYC. It became inaccurate after the version with voice feedback and Go, a while ago. I have in the past sent several screenshots to customer service. I even asked if I could downgrade to an earlier version. Perhaps I’d run tests with Google Maps and Citymapper who are more accurate. All are using the same data sources from the MTA. Thank you for your concern, but I have deleted the app. Too bad, it has a nicer interface than Citymapper. I’d address the reliability problem above everything else as others have noted. Right now the app is not useable. It used to be good several years ago, but now it gives wrong information most of the time. Now, I just use it to view live transit arrival times, and use either Google Maps (best interface) or Citymapper (cluttered interface) for itineraries.
Good app but needs work
by Huitz1lo on 2018/11/20 20:16
As a college student in the Bay Area who uses public transportation to get to and from school, this app was great. A few updates ago it was working fine by providing accurate arrival times (using GO) than the VTA provided. However, these past couple of updates have been really wonky. Why does the app now need to ask my starting location before traveling? It didn’t do that before, and now it’s an inconvenience because it asks every time I travel. Lately, GO hasn’t been providing the real-time location of the bus. Sometimes it won’t even show where the bus is or know where I’m at. It’s able to detect when I’m riding it but not when I get off so it’s constantly warning me about detours, something didn’t happen before. These past updates have been really annoying and frustrating as someone who relies heavily on bus lines to get around.
Such a handy transit app with one flaw
by airazedy on 2018/04/18 15:15
I was looking for a better way to view transit options since I live and rely on public transit daily. I love how user friendly this app is and I can see arrival times for all the transit options. My one issue is the alerts: you can have alerts set to Never, Commute Hours Only, or All the Time. Seems satisfactory. Except the commute hours don’t start early enough for me. I get on a train at 5:55am (give or take a few minutes) every day. I wish there was a way to customize the alert hours. Because right now, I’m seeing alerts all day long which is entirely unnecessary. I give it 3 stars because of all the unnecessary updates I’m receiving. I’ll probably end up deleting the app within a few weeks because they’re already annoying and I’ve only had the app for a week.
Much harder to use now
by Mishieme on 2018/10/14 00:54
The new UI is much harder to use now. Not only does trying to bring up a map show a much smaller map (almost nonexistent on the SE!) but I have to do an extra gesture to interact with it. Also this new version completely broke differentiating between “Rapid” and non rapid buses in SF. It no longer tells you what stop to get off on the Rapid, which stops much less frequently. Just now it said take a normal or Rapid, and listed a stop that isn’t on the Rapid line to get off at. I have to now manually go into a route map, or another app, to double check what stops the Rapid has. And lastly, I have tiny hands and not being able to use a back gesture to get out of the route detail screen is a MAJOR pain. I cannot use this app one handed anymore. That was one of the differentiating factors for using this vs one of the other apps for transit.
Estimated Arrival Times are Unpredictable
by SagetFan on 2018/10/12 16:11
My original review is below but I'm adding a note that I'm deleting the app. I'm going to be late for work because, as usual, the app had the wrong time. It has some great planning tools but none of that matters if the schedules wrong. The worst part is the busses here are usually on time. This app would be a lot better off it just went by scheduled times instead of trying to estimate the arrival time. Several times I've seen the estimated arrival time jump around by twenty or thirty minutes even when the bus is about to arrive. Today I got to my stop 10 minutes before the last bus was supposed to leave but it never came. It turns out it had left 10 minutes before I got there, which was 20 minutes before the app said it was supposed to. All the bells and whistles don't matter if the app can't perform the basic function of telling you what time the bus is leaving.
The Closest Thing to Teleporting!
by JwhispersC on 2018/11/30 01:21
Ever feel like sometimes driving isn’t fast or efficient enough? Ever wondered if you could combine driving or other transit with trains, subways, and more to beat traffic? Then you’ve come to the right app! Transit is constantly improving and has done spectacular things. From showing you multiple transit types available across the country, to figuring out the fastest way from point to point, Transit shines. If you’re a commuter who uses public transit and/or ride share services, this app rocks by combining them. It is also opening entirely new ways to move quickly through multi-modal transit. If you’re willing to mix ride sharing such as Lyft or Via with public transit- this is your app. Better still, the Transit App team keeps building and is working to add more modes of transit in the future such as biking, scooters, and hopefully driving to park and rides ;). All of this is a lasting effort to get you there faster. What’s more, the app gets better the more you and others put it to use by helping others see the true status of bike shares, busses, trains, and more.
Thank you!
by 7777mememe on 2018/12/15 15:52
I’ve seen some of the comments from other users complaining about inaccurate bus times, Subway times, etc. but this app was invaluable while I was in London. Being American and from a town without a subway system, the London tube map was a formidable opponent. Before I went I was nervous about having to spend my entire vacation budget on cab rides, but this app made it cheap to get exactly where I wanted to go without having to worry about figuring out HOW to get there. I went from having to pay 70 pounds for a cab ride to being able to hop on the train for a couple bucks with no worries. Definitely worth a download when exploring unfamiliar territory.
Misled reviews
by heyhowr on 2018/12/14 00:10
I understand the importance of reliability and on time arrivals, but I find some of the reviews have not taken into account personal responsibility that comes with your own commute. Public transit, especially in San Francisco is notoriously bad and Transit has made my commute much more predictable. However, the data provided to Transit is only as good as the data provided to them. That said most of the inaccuracies of the app is not on them, but the transit authorities that provide the data. For those of you that are arriving late and needing someone to blame, go look in a mirror and grab the earlier train. I assure you if you leave a bit earlier your day will be much less stressful. It worked for me.
Its ok
by Leebrashi on 2019/02/08 01:08
I like the app and when it's working its great. What I mean by it doesn't always work is that the are some days that whether I have internet or cell data it doesn't always show you where the transit vehicle is. Example: I'm riding Seattle street car, I put in my location click on go and look back to see where the car is. The is no car showing at all. I get downstairs 5 min later and the car just drive away from the curb. Sometimes it will show but not all the time. The sounder train is worse. I click go and I can only see the trains that have left the station, not the ones on their way to me, ever. I still have to rely on my own eyes and arrive at my departure location early to make sure I don't miss it. So when it's working great, when it's not, so frustrated.
Send Notification When Bus Time Changes
by Cellaxoxo on 2019/01/23 12:24
The bus is my only transportation. I take the same bus everyday to work and back. The county I live in (Broward County, FL) changed the times the buses come & go. I did not know that until I had to wait a while hour to get home! 👿 if this app is trying to be a main use for people like me, who have no other forms of transportation. They should at least send a notification if the times of the buses, trains, or whatever are changing in your county, city, etc. Also, they aren’t accurate anymore. Yesterday I had to wait an hour in the freezing, windy cold to get the next bus, cause it said it would be there in 10 minutes but came 1 minute early. That may not seem like a big difference(leaving the house or wherever 5 minutes early or late)but trust me! It is! Learn from Snapchat...IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T FIX IT!!!
Was great before
by zella_bee on 2019/01/30 00:49
The app was perfect before the most recent updates that changed the look of it. I would always have the times right and I could easily find routes, now the times are wrong and it won’t show the schedule of when the next bus comes(after you’ve selected a destination), before it would show every 15min or 30min, however long till the next. Also now you can’t just select a location in a map with coordinates, it has to be an exact shop or something which is frustrating because I use the drop pin often on maps. Also just in general much more confusing and way less straight forward than before. Give me easy to work and practical, not fancy, confusing and all over the place
App for the future, needs a couple features
by VA Dem on 2019/01/13 15:27
This app is a fantastic route planning tool. It includes the established transit options, and can provide real-time data if supplied by municipalities. There are a few things it can’t do, with good reason, and a few things it should do. Dockless scooter company Byrd just showed up in town, but there doesn’t appear to be a way to add them. The city has regional transit options like Amtrak, mega bus and bolt bus but the app doesn’t seem to think regionally or as a future trip planner. While you can hail an Uber/Lyft from the app, it would be nice to buy a bus pass. It will be interesting to see if the app changes when I travel to include the transit options of other cities
10/10
by Kmmsx on 2018/08/18 04:00
I rarely write reviews for app, but I have to give it to this one. The times are accurate (at least for my experience) and the nearby transportation locations are nothing but helpful. I’m very happy to have had discover this app through a friend and I would not replace it for anything else. It’s very easy to navigate and very informative a when it comes to delays or detours I should expect. Thank you Transit App Team! PS: thanks to you, I avoided waiting for a train that will take 10 minutes by knowing of a bus that will go the exact same way and would be arriving in t-minutes 1 minutes. And it was raining too! I am very encourage 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😫😫
OBSESSED with Transit
by josephguite on 2019/02/06 06:40
I’ve been a Transit user for quite some time now, and I have to say that I’m so impressed with not only the quality and ease of use of this app, but also the quick responsiveness of their customer service whenever I have an issue. I give this app 5 stars because I love that I’m able to just keep this app running in the background without ever even looking and I never miss my transfers/connections because I’m notified when my stop is coming up. Thank you Transit for an amazing app and for all your hard work keeping the app up-to-date with all of the current transit info and new multimodal options. LOVE 💚🚌🚇
For the developers: Update needs adjustments
by Andreaa:) on 2018/09/15 01:09
I swear by this app if you're a commuter like myself. Iv been using it since I moved to LA about 6 years ago It has its glitches but it’s the most accurate that I have come across. But with that said, I have to say, the latest update is awful and ruined the integrity of the app. it took away so many things that were very useful for no reason for example like being able to see connecting line at any particular stops. Also seeing more than 3 upcoming busses on one line without leaving the main page. I’m disappointed with it but I still swear by it. I’m mainly writing this hoping the developers see it and make the necessary adjustments.
Started out great, then it went downhill
by Annok1994 on 2018/04/23 15:27
When this came out for NYC, this was my go to app to get to classes/dates/brunch on time. But for a while now (for the past year to be exact), it has force closed on me while trying to find the nearest trains and has also been incorrect (arrival times in particular) about 25% of the time or has lagged. I’ve tried to deal with it in hopes for an update but it hasn’t been fixed. Also, it has given me absurdly incorrect directions, making me walk for 20 minutes to a stop rather than 5 minutes for a closer one. I’m no longer a fan of this app. You have superfluous update description in hopes to be funny but if your app actually doesn’t work when it supposed to, then it doesn’t matter.
NO ONE like Gaston is right!!
by bonsaigaston on 2019/02/07 04:14
BIG FAN of this app! Nice work guys! Been commuting by bus in LA for 5 years but using the app for year or more (not keeping track). Very simple to use; great features and interface. Really helpful sometimes when you released “live tracking” and using it often till my old iPhone battery died a few days ago but coming back soon. I like the idea that I’m helping others with precise arrivals. Hopefully more people will be using it (LA is too scared of letting cars go but LA’s transit infrastructure is not that inviting either but it is getting better slowly) Willing to help if you need my input. Thanx again.
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