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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 a ride from Uber, Lyft or VIA, or grab the closest bikeshare. 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) Plan trips, view transit schedules and get route itineraries—even when you’re offline! 8) Locate bikeshare stations, see the number of bikes available, pay for passes, and unlock bikes (in select cities). 9) Check ETA (and price) for nearby Uber, Lyft and VIA rides, and book in two taps. 10) Easily plan and pay for a trip combining Uber, Lyft, or VIA with transit. We call it Transit+ *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 200+ cities across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand (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 + Many more * Uses real-time predictions & vehicle locations for some or all routes. -- Transit also works in cities around the world. View select cities below and the full list at CANADA Toronto Calgary Montreal +26 more EUROPE Berlin London Paris +16 more
Very easy and great user interface
by garretteroach on 2021/11/30 21:16
Great app
good, but NEEDS better stability
by darkninja1582 on 2021/11/30 15:41
this app generally works very well, but it crashes very often mid-trip, even when it’s just running in the background, causing you to lose your trip plan and if you didn’t screenshot where you were going, well, you might just be lost. please fix this, it causes so many issues on a daily basis.
Way better than Google Maps for mass transit
by N.A.Y. on 2021/11/30 13:43
I use this app for the MBTA in Boston and love it. Helpful tip: you can set a preference for an accessible trip to minimize walking.
[resolved] Do not like the Widget Update
by Nxiwihrjxkam on 2021/11/30 03:05
Update: they kindly answered my question, which was resolved after reboot. I love all aspects of the app before the widget update. The previous widget design showed top 4 lines that I pinned or was close to me, including their next 3 buses. I love using it everyday as it was very convenient and comprehensive. However, the new widget design thinks it is "smart" and predicts the line that I will take, which is 100% wrong so far after 3~4 days of usage. It becomes completely useless to me now and I have to open the app every single time. I strongly recommend switching back to the old widget design, thank you.
This app is NOT accurate in Chicago
by Simpli5ed on 2021/11/30 03:00
On a daily basis i will wait for busses and trains. The app says “ 5 mins away “ and the bus shows up a minute later. it just happened again today. i’m waiting for a bus that is backed up and according to the app 17mins away. I sat down to wait at a cafe and within two minutes a bus rolls by while the app says “16 minutes away” Other times is skips busses all together. Once again, today november 19th. i was waiting for a bus that said “14 mins away” and the bus shows up a minute later. it’s very misleading. the new updates are also a bit annoying. the app now makes it harder to tap your current location and has this “in your face” feature wanting to help you where you are going. it was way better before.
Great app
by xela012388 on 2021/11/30 00:47
Best app I ever downloaded.
by rozzayy1990 on 2021/11/29 22:27
Was not able to use full app. Was given a complimentary one year pass. That really helps when your down and out. Thank you guys. Your app is great and so is the customer service.
by zippsushi on 2021/11/29 20:28
Great customer service and the app is very easy to use.
Worst app ever
by Jasmiley! on 2021/11/29 12:39
Says the busses will be coming at a certain time and then changes to more or says it’s coming at a certain time and it wasn’t right the time comes and the bus still hasn’t arrived
Doesn’t work
by A.Z🎃 on 2021/11/28 04:24
Says 50 mins away scheduled but the app is showing a bus 10 mins away haha which one then? 🤔
Update - Time to go premium?
by Redice1212 on 2021/11/28 03:09
Update - 11/2021 - You know, I’m almost sure that the fault comes from our pathetic excuse of a public transit agency that is the LACMTA (LA Metro), but my god has real time updates taken a turn for the worst. App says bus in 8 min away, look up and the bus is arriving. This is something has consistently been happening for the last 3 months now. Like I said, I’m almost positive this is an issue for the agency, but if Transit is gonna be giving permission to let transit agencies say that the app is the official app for (insert transit agency name here), then you all better be putting those agencies in check because at the end of the name your reputation is the one getting tarnished here, and you’re “we are a 3rd party app” excuse doesn’t fly either. If going premium will truly solve the issues that happening that is beyond your control, then yes, please start charging a monthly premium if it means getting actual 99% accuracy rather than having to rely on someone to voluntarily have themselves get tracked for our convenience. Oh yeah, go sometimes doesn’t even accurately reflect true location either. Remember how I said bus was “8 min away but I look up and it’s arriving,” well that was someone using GO and the app still insisted that the bus was 8 min away.
Maskless on the 107
by Lavender Muse on 2021/11/28 00:42
8 of 10 people were not wearing a mask. The driver said nothing.
Not user friendly
by christieredhair on 2021/11/28 00:41
The app auto populates the route I wish to check in transit but assumes my direction, which is ALWAYS wrong. I cannot swap the direction. It’s maddening. I really hate this app.
Getting over
by NaniNicoleBoulden on 2021/11/26 22:24
Why do we have to pay all of a sudden🙄
Good intentions but doesn’t work
by ianwilder on 2021/11/26 15:27
Can’t tell where tram is or where it is going rendering this app essentially useless
Needs to be better
by californiaDT on 2021/11/24 23:17
Way to many times I've got to a bus stop before the said bus was supposed to arrive. After the time comes up of when the bus is supposed to be there it never arrives and then the time says I have to wait even longer for another bus. This app has made me late on plenty of occasions or had me sitting there thinking a bus will be there and it isn't!
by guia mia on 2021/11/23 19:15
Transit App Saves The Day!
by ©️📱💻⌚️⼥ on 2021/11/23 11:55
This app literally makes my day better, knowing when my train's real time ETA is just so important for me to know. Thanks Transit App. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This app is terrible
by Jrunfthis on 2021/11/23 01:47
This app is terrible
Train schedule is incorrect
by solomon^2 on 2021/11/23 00:30
DART schedule doesn’t match
Pretty useless
by scrider2022 on 2021/11/22 21:09
Pretty useless, terrible ux and non-intuitive function. Just show me where a bus is. Stop trying to make me use your other functions
This is a bad app
by Jay5053 on 2021/11/21 20:47
It tells me buses are a few minutes away then itll say they are 0 minutes away and i miss the bus. It should tell the excat time. I didnt download it for an estimate i want to know how far the bus actually is.
Best App for travel
by tjharpee99 on 2021/11/21 17:55
This is the best App to use for travel
Lucky to have heard about Transit Royale app
by gourmand picker on 2021/11/21 10:15
Works well over 90% of the time. 10% left to detours or last minute emergencies need to be improved. Philly phred, Nov. 2021
by mwnor drippy on 2021/11/21 04:52
Me gusta mucho la aplicación muy recomendable 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Wildly inaccurate
by halls587 on 2021/11/21 02:04
Overall the app is helpful in giving you general timelines for transit, however, it seems to use a published schedule rather than real time data for some lines of transit. I’ll be in the station and the app says “0 minutes for the train” but there is no train and you are waiting in vain.
con exactitud
by floridivilda on 2021/11/20 20:25
Es perfecta te dice a qué hora va a pasar y cuál es la ruta.. permite que el usuario pueda decir a los demás si tiene baja o alta concurrencia en el trayecto
by Hahdma on 2021/11/20 20:11
Inaccurate bus time arrival
Inaccurate Departure Times
by Zac K. on 2021/11/20 19:33
The app is pretty but the departure times are frequently wrong, and they don’t always account for track maintenance and shuttle busses replacing train service. The times are correct on the MBTA website so I don’t know why this app isn’t accurate, but unfortunately that means using this app isn no better than just guessing when/if the train will come.
Great app
by pianoresilience on 2021/11/20 18:57
I use it daily. I got rid of my car a few years ago and shave never looked back, thanks to this app.
Need to pay for it now.
by 726749201837472910 on 2021/11/20 18:43
I opened up the app and now you need to pay for access. Time to move on to a new app I guess.
Just a simple review.
by JiggyMajin on 2021/11/20 03:31
I’ve been using this app for the last 4 months. Never accurate!!
New royale subscription fee makes it hard to hold onto the app
by kiki2123547 on 2021/11/19 22:01
This was my favorite app but now you have to pay to see more than three lines. I get why they need to charge now but it doesn’t make sense to pay since my transit authority has it’s own tracker . If you travel alot and take public transit in other places then it’s probably worth it
Used to be good
by Harry the Nature Boy on 2021/11/19 21:25
I can understand wanting to be compensated, but they don’t understand that once you give you can’t take it back. Very sad. There are better apps that charge $$ than this one.
New update horrible uninstalled
by Dhfufhdifbdhf on 2021/11/19 21:04
New update broke app
Great app. Could use some tweaks
by djcjcjcbdbf on 2021/11/19 18:09
One thing that really annoys me about this app is that train stations and bus stops aren't labeled on the map. No matter how far you zoom in, it just shows a circle to indicate that there is a stop there. I regularly have to close the app and open Google maps so that I can see the names of the stations.
Ghost bus
by GreenVeganTeen on 2021/11/18 19:48
I can’t count the number of the times the app says a bus will be here and it doesn’t show up.
Best widget gone, formerly a 5 star app (Fixed!)
by Jewlio on 2021/11/18 18:21
I have loved and used this app for years, and I had always used the classic widget that gave me local times near me. This has disappeared. Why? I really hope it comes back. UPDATE: Thank you so much for bringing it back! 5 stars!
What a waste
by BigAppleNYC on 2021/11/18 17:54
Used to really enjoy this app. It was simple and easy. Now that it’s a subscription app in order for me to see more lines, I’ll be using it less and less.
Routes and schedules are a mess
by IAHRocky on 2021/11/17 23:32
Busses are inconsistent Route change memos are difficult to navigate if you can find the notices at all If the app isn’t accurate why bother Refunds non-existent when busses just don’t show up. Ride tracker will show a bus 3 min away n then bus just disappeared
Inaccurate and useless for bus routes
by gh566784 on 2021/11/17 21:43
Completely inaccurate for bus routes.
South San Francisco
by MyPlanetrocks777 on 2021/11/17 18:46
Very accurate and happy with Transit App ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😅❤️❤️❤️😅😅❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅
Kicked off app
by Ivyleagueeeee on 2021/11/17 17:18
I live in a new city and this app has kicked me off my route a handful of times causing me to not know where I am or what bus and stop I was supposed to be taking. I am left completely stranded when the app just kicks me off the route for no reason. Also when I try to get back on the route it won’t show it any more even though the bus has not yet arrived. You should be able to track the routes you were just on rather than it telling me the bus won’t come for another half an hour. I rely on this app and these issues have caused me some major inconveniences and grief as someone who relies on public transpo. I’ve felt unsafe not knowing where I am when the app kicks me off my route.
by qwerty09162 on 2021/11/17 15:00
Widget Glitch
by Les Beatles on 2021/11/17 08:36
Bring back the widget where you can see nearby transit times please!
Why is upgrading to royal so expensive?
by dosmfklskfkdodkfkd on 2021/11/17 03:18
This app is primarily used by lower class people, who rely on knowing the bus schedules so they can get around. ive used this app for a few years, but because of this change i’ll barely be using the app anymore because it won’t show me all the bus routes unless i pay $25 a year. care for your customers, no one would have cared if you put ads in the app, i understand your company needs to make money, but this is not the way to do it.
The update makes this app useless
by music man #2 on 2021/11/17 02:52
I used to really enjoy and rely on this app, but certain changes have compelled me to write this review, so that others, and the company itself, can be made aware of the significant setbacks to using the new Transit app that has really left people like me upset and dissatisfied. Without purchasing a subscription, you can only see recent updates of up to THREE bus stops nearby your current location. This is just stupid. To further complicate my use of this app, it stops sharing critical data about the bus route I take at the exact most inconvenient time. I usually take a particular bus route to work each morning. Because it is very close to me (less than 400m away), I am able to view this route as one of my three routes available to me with the free version (*insert eyeroll here*). BUT! and crucially! I can only view this route in action when it is about 20-10 minutes away. After that, it for some reason disappears, and my app says that the next bus isn’t coming for another 56 minutes, even though I can see on the app that the bus I take to work is still moving on its way towards me. Why is this? I cannot understand this. Why, when the bus is approaching the stop at which I get on, would the data no longer be available to me? How is this app helpful to anyone at this point??? As someone who lives in an area with many buses, routes, and stops, and who relies on accurate data about these routes to get to work on time, these changes have rendered this app mostly useless, and actually detrimental, to me. It is more useful for me to use the NJ mybus feature or other, still useful, transit apps, such as Citymapper and even Google Maps. I understand the motivation of the company to add a subscription feature to their app in order to bring more revenue. However, they have taken away some substantial features, and I will be deleting this app from my phone.
Information at it finest
by Crazydeb1968 on 2021/11/16 14:19
Love love love this transportation app Gets me everywhere in a timely fashion.
by Shareef Smith on 2021/11/15 19:32
Best App Made
Awful service Oxford,ohio - BCRT
by Miami University Grad on 2021/11/15 18:06
Shows wrong position of the bus and does not show real time location like BuzTrakr. Made me wait in the snow for 20 minutes after it showed me to get out and wait for the bus. I had the worst experience and I hope Miami University would consider other apps
by hotwheel13 on 2021/11/15 16:33
Doesn’t show Foothill buses anymore at all 😑
Horribly unreliable app
by Ronnie from DOC on 2021/11/15 15:56
Your app is horrible. Today I was waiting for the 22 bus in Chicago and it said 3 mins/11mins so i was planning to go on the 3 minute one. Then both of those suddenly cancelled and it said 28 minutes. So I unpacked my stuff and started working at Starbucks with a 3 minute reminder for that bus 28 minutes away. Only to see a 22 bus go by about 10 minutes later and of course I had no warning so missed that one. And now you want people to pay for this crap? You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Get it together. And for customers thinking about using this app don’t bother. It’s almost ALWAYS wrong.
by ChesterQ5 on 2021/11/15 13:50
Works really good!
by Kimberly Williamson on 2021/11/14 23:43
I’m not paying for a monthly or annual subscription to view bus lines. That’s ridiculous, especially for all the inaccuracies this app has. This app was better a few years ago. Now it’s just a mess. It’s only making me want a car more.
by nnnnnnnnniiiiickname on 2021/11/14 15:31
Deleting this app always making me late because of inaccurate times and glitches
Transit has been very helpful
by Chuckytoe on 2021/11/14 13:37
This app is the best easy to use and accurate I’ve never missed my ride
great app for Hoosiers!
by CassidayMoriarity on 2021/11/13 19:35
Using for the Indy and i also used it on a trip to New York! Great app and the only issue was it not having the commuter lines set up but I sent them an email about that.
The best app
by yoshotosan on 2021/11/13 12:13
Love it.
by elmo8393 on 2021/11/13 03:21
Awesome app
by JamesBondvsJasomBourne on 2021/11/13 01:56
It doesn’t show the exact location of the bus anymore. This applies to CC6 and CC Rapid 6
Insane App
by wserftygbdsertyghb on 2021/11/12 22:21
I use this app everywhere I go it’s great
A lost traveler
by Diryrice on 2021/11/12 21:19
This app made it so easy to navigate a busy city. I am so glad this app is available it completely reshaped my trip to New York.
Always Wrong
by emily-wallie on 2021/11/11 21:03
The 60 schedule in Rhode Island is always wrong and has cost me a lot of time or money if I don’t have time and need to end up taking an Uber.
Completely inaccurate
by Cvb528 on 2021/11/11 13:34
I have been heavily relying on this app and it has cost me HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS in Ubers because of the inaccurate information. It consistently says that a bus will be at my stop in 8 minutes or 10 minutes and I think “okay I have 30 seconds to *insert action here*”. It then immediately drops to 1 minute until arrival, and I’ve missed it. Would definitely not recommend this app.
Love it, but one weird request:
by MarbleSwan on 2021/11/11 03:35
Could you add an option to re-enable that invisible button that just made your phone chant 'button' repeatedly? For... reasons?
VERY convenient app for frequent bus riders.
by tylersauntie on 2021/11/10 14:26
This app is the best thing I’ve come across to get around Denver! The bus times are accurate and you’re able to track the buses LIVE, as it updates about every minute. I love that I can see departures for other buses I have to take later on in the day. The app is very user friendly, practical and easy to use. I definitely would recommend this app for anyone whose being did wrong by Apple Maps like i was!
by Shirty birdy curdy on 2021/11/10 12:30
I ain’t paying for more lines for y’all to make more money when the lines aren’t even accurate, fix yaself
Very difficult to find all trip options
by xxstashr on 2021/11/09 19:54
Need easy access to all bus schedules Annnnd cannot post review cause all the nicknames are taken
Lost Nearby Widget
by Argue2much. on 2021/11/09 17:57
They removed the Nearby widget. Now I must open the application to see when the next bus is coming. Why remove such a fundamental feature?
Moved stops not communicated properly on this app.
by T Alaine 777 on 2021/11/09 05:01
Moved stops not communicated properly on this app. For example the Deuce stop at Fremont Bl moved to Mob Museum has an orange sticker on the back side where nobody see it as evidenced by crowds of people wsityat a closed stop!
by heydripp on 2021/11/09 03:02
I love the Transit app soo much, I’ve been using it for a couple years now & it honestly just continues to get better! I am now a Royal member and things just got even better! #GoMTA! #GOTRANSIT!
To bad
by willan1990 on 2021/11/08 21:46
To bad !
Buses schedule
by Pattegirl on 2021/11/08 20:48
Difficult to maneuver
Makes public transit a million times easier
by Propane_Lord on 2021/11/08 20:16
I don’t know how anyone rides the bus without it
No more live bus times
by dannystoll84 on 2021/11/08 19:00
For some reason, after the latest update a few weeks ago, live bus times are no longer available. Some reviews are saying you have to pay to access them, but I don’t even see that option. In any case, why would you “update” your app by removing its basic functionality?
by greengrapevine on 2021/11/08 14:12
if you take public transportation use this app! You can track busses in real time. It shows you all of the scheduled times. I use this app everyday I swear by it. I tell all of my friends to use it, it’s way better than taking pictures of the bus schedule or looking up the times manually!
What is GOING on?!
by Evelyn92124 on 2021/11/08 07:31
Once again I’m contacting you because there’s a glitch in the app that has persisted for well over two months with NO one’ addressing it! I’ve only come here because no one is responding to the emails I send directly through the app. Now I’m noticing that there’ve been NO recent updates to the app. It hasn’t appeared in my updates in several weeks and I’m not able to update it manually because it’s not appearing in the updates list! What is going on?! I rely on this app heavily to arrive at work on time! This is starting to affect my income because I’m late due to not being able to see full trips on a route or any trip at all. Nothing shows if I click on ‘Departure’ and come back to view the trip route. Absolutely NOTHING is THERE! Please fix this already!
Muy útil
by Onasy on 2021/11/07 15:10
Esta es una excelente aplicación,y aparte de eso muy útil
Charges and incorrect info
by JCbad new updates on 2021/11/07 09:41
It is the weekend 11/6-11/7 the train info is incorrect on the app and now buses and trains 6 blocks from me will be a paid feature. This app is horrible
Need to be more accurate
by sennecareed on 2021/11/06 21:20
People have business not handle and stuff to do this app isn’t always accurate and will have you late to your location.
Will be deleting
by mvsings on 2021/11/06 17:13
This info used to be free- now you have to pay or “subscribe” to get the basic info. I’ll be deleting it. Very disappointed in what used to be a helpful app.
by BettinAbookworm50 on 2021/11/06 15:56
Once again developers make a useful app and once you’re hooked charges a ridiculous amount for the same content. I’d rather just make a one time payment but of course that’s not an option. Shameful!
Really useful app with real time information
by Crash prince on 2021/11/06 03:54
Great app. I use it everyday when I take the public transportation
Is gone to garbage
by Laeiou on 2021/11/06 02:38
This app use to be the golden standard of transit apps. For the past month it just trolling me. Inaccurate times, and when you arrive at the locations it reverses the previous times.
by weezy531 on 2021/11/06 00:33
This app is terrible the bus times do not be on time at all I stood outside with my son for a hour the bus never came. The SIM 33C to go to manhattan
Awesome Sauce!
by Jetlag k on 2021/11/05 23:04
The bees knees this is amazing! Thats right SEPTA... B-More is killing it! coming at ya Just like trumps World Wide trade disaster!
money hungry
by Hoagie man 11 on 2021/11/05 22:18
app was soooooooooo great and convenient for public transit anywhere but now i have to pay a monthly fee along with all the other subscriptions i have to pay to see the time of arrivals and departures??? and on top of that i can’t even see half the buses near me without paying. lost me ……..
Bus schedule Information not accurate
by dogwithoutshadow on 2021/11/05 22:07
Bus schedule information not accurate. Caused me to miss several buses in recent a few weeks when I take the in-time schedule information on this app as true
Useful for exploration
by PFX 🏄🏻‍♂️ on 2021/11/05 21:00
Real time location with dynamic scheduling. Great for alternative itineraries. Takes worry and stress away. Very accurate.
by 怪兽杰森 on 2021/11/05 20:55
by mary1131997 on 2021/11/05 01:44
Use it all the time!
I love this game
by ostaraes on 2021/11/04 16:59
Great For Upcoming Highschool Students who need Public Transportation
by E✨T🥀N🥺O💯 on 2021/11/04 11:55
this is great for the new students who don’t know how to take busses as well as everyone else. i know how to take the bus but i also use the app for convenience because it can tell you the buss times and shows you the busses in real-time . you can also put in the time you want to arrive somewhere and it will tell you the busses you can take to arrive there around that time. you also get a cheat code with this app because you can simply put in an address and you get the buss/es to get there. definitely recommend
What happened
by Krapdavid on 2021/11/03 22:48
Terrible update. Literally unusable anymore.
This App Rocks!
by Blind Boy Willie on 2021/11/03 14:34
I use this app every day, I have an iPhone and I can just swipe left to see all my buses close to my house when they’re arriving and know instantly if I’m running late or if I’ve got time for coffee etc. when I get to the bus stop I can see instantly on the map my bus stop and know if I’ve missed it how long till the next bus, even other options like how close am Uber is from my location if I want to go that route. Additionally if I don’t know how to get someplace I have to be, I can just type in the address and get the quickest public trans route (and least expensive by taking the bus only) there and good home from there. This app is the most important app on my phone to me.
USED to love it
by Saintdroper on 2021/11/03 10:36
This app was the best app ever for a long time, I’ve been using it since approximately 2016 and I’m 5 different cities, all using this app. But they decided they wanted to profit off of the necessity of checking your train before you leave the house and checking when it will get you to work. If you don’t live across the street from the bus stop, sorry you have to pay to check when your bus is coming. Not going 2 stops? Sorry you now have to pay to see when you’ll arrive at your destination. Making this app completely useless now.
How do I disable audio announcements
by fjalkdj on 2021/11/03 01:10
When I have my headphones in the app announces stuff and I HATE IT. Please make it stop!!!!!!
by drewski250 on 2021/11/02 23:40
Stay going till 6pm
Often Misleading
by uogaba on 2021/11/02 15:40
I live in the Hollywood area and I often use the app to check for bus times. A lot of times the arrival estimate is way off and the bus doesn’t show up at all. Makes planning difficult since it’s always a hit or miss with the bus arrivals shown by the app
I LOVE this app but just a suggestion
by Chriscrystal84 on 2021/09/28 10:01
I really LOVE this app I use it ALL OVER the United States when I've traveled in/to Las Vegas, NV to Florida to NYC, I've recommend it to many of my friends throughout the States even in Hawaii. I think it would be neat to "ADD" to the app a route of our own from "Loc-A to Loc-B" besides what's offered, to see at times which way may be more economical in timeframe. I know many many routes of traveling from using the (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) SFMTA - The Bay Area/Golden Gate, (Regional Transportation Authority) RTC/Duce - Sin City, (Regional Transit Authority of Tennessee) RTA - Music City, and (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) MTA - The Big Apple, etc. You get the point. The way I go at times is much faster even if I have to transfer alot it doesn't bother me, but it never pops up. I have to calculate backwards & forwards, guesstimate and hope I get it right. In addition, sometimes just sometimes we should also be able to add delays or if the bus is ahead of schedule. Ex: If something happened on the road that's delaying the buses but really has nothing to do with mechanical issues or if a bus is running behind or ahead of schedule so that perhaps other people who are using the app may find alternate routes to their location(s) instead of looking like a slow loris perplexed waiting for a bus that may have or may not have pass by.
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?
Apathy by 1000 cuts
by baaboop! on 2019/10/04 03:19
I used to like this app better, and still want to like it, but it’s slowly wearing me out. I know that it is a 3rd party app and is only reliant on the information it obtains from local transportation agencies, yet if that information isn’t reliable, then this app isn’t reliable. I’ve read some of their responses to other reviews and I think it’s a cop-out for them to just say “sorry, we’re a third party app.” I’m sure its frustrating to rely on unreliable information from agencies like the notoriously inept mta (which will say on the marquee that a train is coming in three minutes for over five minutes or longer), and I hope their sources of information get better. In the meantime, be aware that this app isn’t that reliable, especially with bus schedules. The times listed are frequently wrong, it will say buses are coming that never show up, and the most annoying to me is that they will show a bus icon “in real time” on the map, on its way to your stop, then suddenly, it will disappear. What happens to these phantom buses? I still leave super early to give myself time for bus and train delays because I know I can’t rely on any posted info. The dream, though, is still that, one day, one of these apps will be good enough that I can save myself some time while still making it to school and work on time. Unfortunately, they’re still not there and whether or not it’s the apps fault or the mta’s fault, whats the difference?
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.
Great App
by RequiredNickname888 on 2019/06/26 15:13
This app has helped me so much this summer to navigate the city. I think it’s clever that it uses other riders to help locate the buses in real time. The issues I have riding the buses are mainly with the Nashville bus system than with this app. One thing I wish were better is if the app gave extra warning or let you know the bus stop is on the opposite side of the road. I’ve found myself with not enough time to cross the street, watching the bus I wanted zoom by. I also have issues planning a route on occasion. I have to refresh multiple times to see all possible routes because the app only shows 3 at a time. It’s also not always possible to see when the next buses are coming once you’re at the navigation page, in case I like the route, but want to take the next pass. It is also not possible to edit a route once you start, which would be great if I wanted to get off at a different stop. Lastly, it takes way too long for the app to figure out the bus I’m waiting for is never going to show up. It just keeps updating the arrival time for the bus, making me believe the bus will be there, while I should be looking for a different way home. Other than that, it’s a great app, works better than google maps, and has saved me multiple times!
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.
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
About y’all’s buses
by BR3 BR3 F***** on 2021/09/23 04:41
Sometimes the last bus will come early an sometimes the last bus will go another route so they don’t have to pick up anyone so they can hurry and get their route over with I’ve seen it happen a couple of times or they will put bus not in service and that’s so so not right at all there is a lot of people that get off of work 1am to 2am an after a long day of work gotta sleep outside at the bus stop because some driver’s doesn’t wanna do their job right..... y’all say metro is friendly and that is such a lie y’all have drivers that has attitude problems an if they don’t like you for whatever reason they really will pass you up they don’t know if that person is going to work to a dr appointment an they make people late because they bring their personal issues to work with them or hold the pass against people we are all adults why can’t they act like they are an adult instead of a child my 13 year old act way better than some of your drivers an has better respect and manners than some of your drivers....!!!!!!
Love it when riding the busses
by PoofyKitty on 2020/02/14 21:38
This app is great! Not only does it help me get a better ETA when I’m going somewhere but it makes sure I get there at the time I want to be there. Personally enjoy seeing the map show where my bus currently is and the notifications to remind you when to get off is very helpful. Prefer to give 4.5 stars because I do have some feedback for improvements if the team sees my review. I just recently bought a Apple Watch and I know it has compatibility with the app but I was somewhat disappointed. I was expecting a smaller menu on the app so you may pick from a list of favorites and have the app give you the ASAP option for when you go. So when I’m on the bus or waiting instead of looking at my phone to see when my bus is arriving by the minutes or when to get off I could look at the watch and see oh it’s going to be here in 4min I should look out for it. And I should be off in 2 stops... I think just a minimalist menu be nice not just nearby line options. If it had this I would give 20stars!
Normally it’s a decent app to use but it’s been very buggy lately
by kaliya689 on 2019/05/29 09:45
I use this app everyday to get to work, I tend to get on the first buses in the morning on a bus line that has terrible service in my area. So I consistently have the app on so I can make sure I’m not late and make the time to get to my bus stop on time or try to pull out my emergency Uber ride money if there’s a major delay. But lately the times has not been accurate usually the app has been two or three minutes off in the morning or more if I’m downtown because of all the drivers. I never have too much of a problem. But this week? I’ve basically been having to basically run like hell to make sure I’ve made it to my bus on time. Only to be there waiting out of breath and my bad ankle aching for a bus that’s not coming for another 10-20 minutes. It keeps occurring and it’s not my bus that’s the issue because I know many people at my job have been dealing with similar issues this past week. Also usually if the time seems mistaken you can pull up the map to see where the bus is only problem is that it hasn’t been showing me that for the week either. So it’s like I’m consistently doing the most just not to risk being late, only to sit there looking stupid and losing more of what sleep I can get.
New Royale system
by MiniDeathclaw on 2021/09/06 03:57
So I see there is a new system for the app upcoming. I have been using the app since I was a freshman in high school and am currently a junior, this App has been pretty accurate as new schedules are established but the new system will unfortunately make it difficult for students like myself to navigate using the app, seeing limited busses and may make it almost as inconvenient as using the papers distributed on the metros for their schedules. I do understand that this may become costly for the developers over time to run the app and I am fine with ads such as little bars on the top of the screen that roll but aren’t obnoxiously in the way but enough to gather funds from users that don’t have sufficient funds (teenagers/poor adults) to receive reliable; accurate times of the busses and keep the ability to see future busses later that day or other days. But I would like to thank the developers of having an app I was able to use for a few years now and it has been great for navigation thus very useful when you are trying to get around without a vehicle in the city.
Super helpful with public transit
by caseypenk on 2021/04/12 00:05
I’ve been looking for an app to help me track public transit times (specifically, NYC subway and bus times). I’ve been using mapping apps to do this for a long time but they don’t always have accurate arrival times. Transit is specifically designed around public transit and shows you local stops on subway, train, and bus lines. The best feature is the ability to have it track your bus or train in real-time so other people can see it’s actual position. Really a game-changing feature when you consider how often the official arrival times are off or just difficult to find. My only complaint is that if you get on a bus that doesn’t show up on the MTA’s app (for technical reasons) then your bus won’t shop up in the Transit app, even when you turn on real-time tracking. Hopefully they fix this issue soon. Very satisfied with these app as it really does the best job of helping you track bus, subway, and train times.
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.
Non existing busses late busses. Liar app
by rockybalnoahh on 2021/10/29 22:37
Horrible. The VERY ONLY REASON I use this app is because it’s the most seemless one. I’ve received marks at my job for being late and trusting this app have missed other rides because of this app. If you want to get anything done this app works MAYBE 30% of the day the rest of the day it will literally say bus arriving. Then just skip the bus and go to the next bus which is 30 minutes away. It’s so bad it’s almost a scam. It’s almost as if this app wants you to have a messed up day. Came to write a bad review but see I already have one in the previous paragraph(good job past me) this app still remains trash. Gps is an outdated tech that any basic company should have figured out. Literally sitting down for a bus that goes from 23 minutes all the way to zero. Watch it traveling on the map. Then when it gets to zero minutes remaining the bus disappears, like magic. Luckily today I’m doing nothing important. Had I been on my way to work I’d have been late. If you use this app leave for work an hour ahead of what it says. Because this app is straight up lying to you half the time . I’ve used this app for years and never has the experience gotten better
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.
Widget issues. Please read.
by Benjamin from CA on 2020/11/18 21:07
Update to my original review. If you have already updated to the new version of the transit app and suffer from the issues I mentioned below remove the modern widget from your screen, and reboot and the old widget should reappear. At least in my case it took a couple of reboots but once it reappeared it has stayed. Hopefully this will get resolved in the next version. My original review is below explaining the situation. As of version 5.9.0 they have taken away the classic widget that provided the nearby departures for your location without opening the app. The modern widget they replaced it with not only fails to provide this information but it is also set up with a color scheme that is not accessible for people with visual impairments as well as the elderly who may be dealing with contrast issues between colors. Why they believe that light green text on a medium green background is a good idea I do not know. Lastly for users of the voiceover screen reader the buttons inside of the widget for the most part are not labeled. If the issues I mentioned above affect you I strongly recommend not upgrading.
Great app to use for travel ( concerned about this tho)
by RachelRiannaT on 2021/08/30 19:09
Ya’lls app is pretty great! I have used it ever since I upgraded my phone 4 months ago 💯😎 Really helpful with bus trips, train trips and travel in general! 💯 This app is almost perfect 🤩👌🏾My concern is when I opened the app today and saw a notification saying ( I will have access to to nervy lines and times until September 13th) PLEASE DON’t TELL ME YA’LL ARE PULLING THE “MONEY CARD” ON US USERS FROMS YEARS AGO TO NOW!! Please don’t make the mistake of making people pay money just to see lines and times, that’s stupid, that should be free for everyone, otherwise your app would be useless to download, I beg ya’ll to think on this, your app is good the way it is, and a lot of people rely on it for travel, including me who is a college student who commutes 💯 Please don’t be “greedy” like other apps and take away the reason why people down load this app in the first place 😭💯 Tour app is great, if you haven’t done that change to this app by then and beyond I would gladly give a full five star rating 💯😎 PROMISE 💯💯 Thank you for reading 💯
definitely a one stop shop
by eelaynem 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!
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!!!
Don’t Rely on This in Chicago
by LanTok on 2019/11/15 18:40
As a 50-year Chicago resident, I rarely need a trip planner. When I do, both Google Maps and the CTA website are better. What I do want is an easy to decipher, accurate indication of when the buses and elevated trains are due. This app does not deliver. “Els” are not included. Once I figured out that I need to turn off Go, I was able to find buses. But if you cut your arrival at the bus stop too close — say, two minutes — you WILL miss your bus. Or you will wait 20 minutes for a bus that’s due in ten. This app is supposed to be linked to the CTA’s GPS system; it’s obviously not. Update: This problem is NOT fixed. I have several apps that give me excellent directions, including directions for public transit (e.g., GoogleMaps). I need an app that gives accurate information about what time the bus is coming!!! I saw the developer’s explanation that the information is coming from the transit agencies. That doesn’t account for the information I received for the bus I’m riding at the moment: Half a block from the bus stop - bus is due in 3 minutes. Across the street from the bus stop - bus is due in 0 minutes. At bus stop - bus is due in 10 minutes. One minute later - bus arrives.
Takes the anxiety away fro my morning commute!
by ZichaelMulch on 2019/10/11 10:19
My commute relies on a under-serviced route and if I miss my bus, I will have to wait an hour for the next one. Needless to say that puts a a lot of pressure on me to make sure I’m on time. Having this app is so helpful because it reassures me that I have not missed the bus if it is not running on time! I would love to give it a fifth star but sometimes I find that it can give me lofty directions when I try to go somewhere I have not been before. What I mean by that is I always double check google when planning my trip and sometimes the transit app misses some well times trips google finds. Also, I live in Boston and we have this subway line that branches out into four different outbound locations; instead of separating the stops of these routes out from one another they’re combined into one list where the terminating stop on one branch is succeeded by the beginning stop of another branch. It’s just ultimately confusing especially if you’re new to the city.
Gives weird directions
by CarloInTX on 2021/03/03 12:27
Standing at a station or sitting in a train car, input your destination, it will frequently tell you weird things like to get off the train catch a bus, go around the block and get on the next train. I understand that it doesn’t think you’re going to make the current train, but why tell you to get on a bus? Why not tell you to stand and wait for the next train? Hopefully riders use common sense and don’t do the weird things it suggests. Also, sure wish it integrated our on-demand bus service like it tries to do with Lyft. Instead it tells you to wait and take another bus line way out of the way and then get off and walk over the Interstate. If you’re not familiar with the area, you could actually do that when the best route is clearly to hail an on-demand bus to take you to your door. [update: still tells you to do weird things. It currently tells me to take the train to the station, get off the train and wait 8 min for a Lyft (it loves Lyft). Take Lyft 0 ft to the station. 🤷‍♂️]
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? :-)
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.
What Happened?
by claraj0rdan on 2019/12/02 15:37
I switched from using my city’s public transportation app to Transit by recommendation of a bus driver. This app saved me so much waiting time, made me on time when I would have otherwise been late. As a person who depends entirely on public transportation, the app was a lifesaver!! The best thing about Transit was the ability to search for directions and see several options with live times of arrival and departure. This function of the app is all bus useless now! Arrival times are different from what’s input, directions for “leave now” are often way after the next bus actually arrives, and I no longer get several bus/train/walking options. Transit has actually made me late when I could have been on time because of these issues. The only reason I still use the app is for the live bus feed which is, for the most part, pretty accurate. Please, please, please fix these issues with the directions function. I miss not having to worry about missing transfers and being late to things. :(
Poor accuracy for MBTA busses and trains
by SugimotoKoitsu on 2019/08/04 15:02
I’m not sure whose fault this is, but Transit doesn’t give good predictions for Boston’s MBTA busses and trains, and seems to much less accurate for busses recently. Predicted busses rarely show up at the predicted time, and often not at all. Busses don’t show on the map of a route until they are very close to or well past the stop I’m waiting at. Perhaps it’s the MBTA’s fault for not providing frequent enough GPS data. Whatever the cause, it’s a serious problem, which makes it impossible for users of Transit to make a well informed decision on whether it’s faster to take a train or bus. For example today I waited ten minutes for a #1 bus to go from the South End in Boston to Harvard Square, but the bus never arrived, then the predicted arrival time reset from 0 to 10 minutes, so I decided to take the subway instead. Subway predictions in Transit seem to be more accurate. Is the inaccuracy of MBTA bus position and time an issue of garbage data in garbage analysis out? Possibly. Whatever the problem, this needs fixing.
Pros and Cons
by wifeofblood on 2019/05/16 14:06
I’ve been using this app for a little over a year now and am one of the top users for the Chicago Brown line. There are some great features of this app, but one glitch that puts a big dent in its usability for me. The thing I love the most is that you can set a route and the app will alert you when you are nearing your stop, how long you have to wait for your connection, or if you are going to miss your connection. Unfortunately, the app will often “forget” that you are on a route and completely reset. If you aren’t regularly checking, and relying on it to notify you when your stop is coming up, you could very easily miss your stop. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I’d say lately it resets itself about 3-4 times per my hour long commute. Also, when it does seem to remember my route, it keeps saying that certain stops are closer than they are. In general, it’s a good app to have, but you have to keep checking it to make sure it is still running the route you put in.
Timely, Accurate, and you gotta read the update notes
by RwPate on 2020/05/23 04:01
As a Chicago resident this app is used more than any of the others out there and is more accurate then the CTA apps published by the transit systems. I’ve found that it also works well when visiting other cities as well, so the apps ability to show a transit system is unrivaled. Their navigation is pretty user friendly and intuitive as well from the start, allowing you to favorite specific routes or lines & has an easy to access widget that can get you major route times without having to open the app (though it sometimes has difficulty registering smaller/less used routes). If you’re looking for a good transit scheduler, so long as these good folks have mapped out a system, this is a great choice to help plan your commute. Also, there’s some good fun in reading their update notes sometimes if you’re bored.
Glitchy and alarm feature is not as useful as you’d like
by acs0831 on 2021/01/13 21:38
Really like this app overall. Definitely a better interface than google maps. A few things have been challenging though. Simply scrolling up makes it really easy to dismiss a route you were trying to view. I’ve had to start over so many times after accidentally scrolling just a bit too far. I also wish the alarm feature would actually let me view the trip I’ve set the alarm for or that the alarms were at least easier to find. They’re pretty hard to find unless you remember what route you saved them on which is hard if you’re learning a new area. There’s also no way to tap the alarm and see the trip you’ve set it for. It only shows you the time and whatever line you’ve set it for. Lastly, for whatever reason, it’s gotten progressively glitchier like erasing trips when i switch to different windows or just freezing up. At one point it even erased the work address I had set as a favorite.
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.
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.
Not bad but could be better in some ways
by opalescent_sky on 2021/05/06 20:43
Usually this app is accurate but lately I’ve been noticing some inaccuracy. Sometimes it tells me that a bus is coming in 1 minute but I end up waiting for 10 minutes. Sometimes it says 0 minutes but then the wrong bus comes. I like this app for the most part but I also have a few feature suggestions. I really wish this app had an easy option that guides me to the bus stop or train station that I’m looking for. I’m not very good with directions, and I often have some trouble finding bus stops and train stations that I’m looking for. Sometimes I find myself walking in circles just to find the bus stop or train station that I need. I wish there was an app that uses GPS that can guide me to easily find specific bus stops and train stations in the direction that I want to go. I really want to travel more and I’d feel more confident about it if I can minimize the chances of getting lost.
Hard to navigate
by Emma Rae of Sunshine on 2019/10/19 00:06
This app is useful but is not designed in an efficient way. There is not a button to reset my location on the map, I have to close out of the app entirely. Sometimes the times are not correct. There have been a few times that the app displays a bus time about 5 minutes later than the actual bus goes by the stop. I know it’s supposed to use in real time based on others using the app but you really should display times with a couple of minutes to spare, or display times as reported by the bus system. Also, after reading other reviews it’s super annoying that the developer pawns off all responsibility on the transit companies. If you’re going to offer third party service you need to make sure you’re giving correct information. And please do not put off blame hen others take the time to give you feedback.
Good at a lot, not the best trip planner
by dhhddhsmeneidnsmsksidnss on 2021/02/16 05:24
I love this app and use it all the time to get around all over the US. It’s got an easy to understand interface and it’s easy to see what lines are nearby and can often provide more accurate arrival times than the transit agencies themselves. A word of warning though: I’m not a huge fan of Transit’s trip planner. It has a habit of sending users on ridiculously long bus rides, in what my guess is an effort to avoid transfers, when train options exist. Generally speaking, I’d say most people would prefer a subway trip that requires one transfer than a bus ride of about the same length with no transfers. For example, if I wanted to travel from my home in Washington to a Ravens game in Baltimore, Transit will recommend three different trip options, all of which require 90 minute commuter bus rides before a transfer to another city bus. What Transit won’t show me is that there are two different commuter rail lines between DC and Baltimore, both of which make the trip in about an hour. Those trains’ schedules and arrival times can be found in the app, but because I’d have to transfer more times to ride them, they don’t show up, even though they’d be faster. In short, I’d recommend plotting out any trip yourself, on a map or on google, and then using the app to make sure your train is on time, since that’s where the app really shines.
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.
Tried Calling Metro
by PiinkTomato on 2019/07/12 01:53
I did call metro and explain how upsetting it is that busses will not come up as “Out of Service” and will say in service most the time (except at night which I believe are mostly planned times). I get that life happens but they refused to forward information to you, the third party app creators apartently and that just bridges a huge communication gap. How will an app improve if there is a large communication barrier to services and needs are not being met? Maine is a hard working state, we all work very very hard to survive and those relying on busses especially are a huge part of the working class, our entire life is centralized by transportation in general. Our taxes pay for services and our hard works puts food on the table, as does yours. Please take into consideration that a better system for navigation NEEDS to be established, this is a great idea but needs to be constantly updated and held to high standards as our lives revolve around being places. Thank you.
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.
Best App for Bay Area
by Brodiezilla on 2020/06/25 05:02
This app is the best transit app I’ve found. I would pay money for this app. I actually look forward to using it. While you are on a bus or train and leave it on in your pocket you can literally see everyone you are helping. Then when you get off it tells you the total amount of people you helped on your trip. The directions the British dude gives you are on point. One issue though is it doesn’t provide much on the finding the station. It lead me to the station and said I was there but it took me a while to realize in was under ground so I had to try and find the stairs. Would be awesome if users could take a picture of the stop and attach them to the stop in the app. Overall, use this for your SF trip or even just your day to day so you feel your starting your day by helping other commuters.
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. 😠
The most amazing app if you’re taking the bus every day
by ElChapoEscobar on 2019/03/29 20:03
I’ve been using this app for years. It has come so far since I first started using it back in 2015 and it was awesome back then. This app is very efficient and consistent with times and routes. It connects you with other passengers that may or may not be taking the same bus as you. I live in Miami Dade County Court and bus times are on point. Routes are amazing it even tells you where the stops are located and at what time you should leave your home so you don’t have to be waiting extra time on the bus stop. It’s not only for bus it’s for all public transportation like trains, metro-rails, ect.... This is one of the apps that I first open in the morning very helpful and useful tool if your traveling by bus or you’re at vacation at a different city and need to get around.
A great app that keeps getting better.
by no_green_m&ms on 2019/11/26 15:41
I originally downloaded Transit back in college—probably about five years ago. I’ve tried some other apps, but nothing compares. The real-time updates are usually pretty accurate, and it’s helpful to be able to see where the bus or train is located while you wait. The new(?) Go feature is also amazing. I love that it gives you alerts when to leave, and when you’re a couple stops away (especially if I’m dozing off on my commute). The only thing I wish it had was an option to pick preferred routes—i.e., when you search for directions, being able to select least amount of walking, least transfers, etc. because Chicago is FRIGID in the winter, and I like to avoid being outside as much as possible. Still an amazing app, though.
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.
Best Transit App Ever
by EdwinRamos on 2021/10/23 14:41
I use transit on a daily basis for my commute to & from work, it has never disappointed me in its accuracy which is what I love about the app, who wants to be disappointed arriving at a location late because the app they were using was inaccurate in predicting arrival or departure times? If you haven’t tried this app, give it a try, I’m certain, just like myself, you will not only keep it but, it becomes a necessary app each and every time you walk out your residence to see where a bus and/or train is predicted to arrive before you arrive and once there you will see for yourself how accurate this app is, and will be amazed how getting to work with this app gets you there early with enough time to stop for a cup of Joe and a breakfast sandwich before walking into your work day early.
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!
I don’t do reviews but I just had to for this app
by jfuduxuxhc hsdycx on 2020/05/14 06:23
I cannot say how much I appreciate this app and how accurate it is EVERY SINGLE TIME. I have options that I didn’t even know about, before I had the app I would get off work later that the options that I knew of and riding in Uber or Lyft every night was not conducive to the fact that I was doing OTat work and it simply cost to much money and defeated the purpose of more work hours when I would have to spend those extra hours of money to pay for personal expensive rides. With the information that I can access through your app I can pocket my money instead by utilizing public transportations that I didn’t know were available ESPECIALLY during COVID19. This app makes all kinds of sense and I cannot thank you enough!!!!!! <3
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.
Very convenient once you get the hang of it + recommendation
by Hdtjbcza543 on 2019/09/04 22:11
For all those considering downloading, just know that you should probably leave about 10 minutes before the time that they recommend. Otherwise it will be down to the wire. It was kind of difficult to get the hang of this app but once I figured it out it’s proven to be a very handy tool. One complaint I do have is with the ability to cancel a trip. There should be a prompt when you hit the cancel button that maybe says, “Are you sure you want to cancel this trip?” or something like that. I mentioned this because I was using the app for the 4th or 5th time in a city I was completely unfamiliar with and I accidentally cancelled the trip. Once you cancel it there’s no way to “un-cancel it” and you’re pretty much screwed in terms of what stop you need to get off at.
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.
If you rely on public transportation this app isn’t it for you
by angelina joleen on 2021/09/21 14:03
I honestly wouldn’t recommend using this app. 95% of the time it glitches or freezes and exits on its own. This has happened more then 10 times where I catch the earliest bus to get to work on time and it shows I’ve either missed it but that’s not possible if I’m at the bus stop waiting for 10-15 minutes to get here and the app also states the same minutes as well. Or it also can extend the time frame example right now it told me to leave my house at 6:59 the bus would get there at 7:10 I’ve been waiting and I see no bus until I check the app it switches the tike further to 7:35 .. the company/city needs to get it together & figure out the root of the problem. I am one of the people who rely on bus transportation to get to work and I can’t afford losing my job because of how many times the bus routes choose to change or choose the certain time to come .
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