TransLoc has raised the bar with this wholly reimagined transit-tracking app. If you’ve ever stood in the rain wondering where your bus or train is, TransLoc Rider is the app for you. TransLoc Rider provides real-time transit tracking, arrival predictions and proximity alerts.
With TransLoc Rider you can:
• Watch buses and trains move in real time
• Set alerts that tell you when your favorite bus is approaching
• See the location and heading of any bus in your vicinity
• Watch all the buses moving on a specific route
• Check the arrival predictions for all buses approaching a specific stop
• Use SmartSearch to quickly locate specific routes and stops
• New multi-modal trip plan update incorporates stop, route and schedule information when passengers use multiple modes of transportation (e.g. Uber and mass transit). *Limited to participating transit agencies.
This app leverages an Apple service called the "significant location change service", which runs in the background and collects data only when your device has traveled 500 meters and five minutes have passed. This results in a tiny processing impact to your device. The benefit to transit riders is assisting transit agencies in positioning routes and stops as well as dispatching vehicles with optimal frequency.
Version 1.4.10 (802)
Performed some very minor maintenance of the app to make sure it's running smoothly for you. Also squashed a potential bug before the iOS 11 roll out/adoption and corrected a reoccurring crash. Happy riding!
Ratings and Reviews
This app rarely ever works correctly. It will sometimes say that a bus is 10 minutes away while using WiFi but when u get to the bus stop and use data, the app says the bus will arrive in 40 minutes!! I’ve used this app for about 5 years now and it has been inconsistent all the time. Sometimes it will say that the next bus will arrive in 40 minutes but actually a bus will arrive in 5 minutes that isn’t even being tracked by the app. I can easily tell that the developers haven’t taken any time to improve the app. Extremely stupid and annoying. I’ve been late to classes multiple times due to this app. Definitely a 1 star rating. If there was a different app that tracked the buses I would use that.
Edit: I’ve been using this app since 2015 and it has not been updated once. I mean how do you not update an app atleast once in 5 years? These developers are complete bums that do nothing.
Can be occasionally inaccurate
I’ve used this app for the better part of a year now in the Tallahassee area as an FSU student, and this app gives and takes. I’m not sure if it’s because of our buses themselves or the app, but a lot of times the system says the location is “Not Available” even when the Star Metro buses aren’t on that route. Overall though when it is on its game this app is very good and the user interface is pretty easy. One feature I would absolutely LOVE though is the ability to plan a route so that you can tell which bus would be the best to take to your desired location. Other than that not bad, but if I could accurately rate it I would say it’s 3.5 stars.
A must-have for bus riders in served systems
I have tried catching buses in my medium-sized Southern city with just the paper or online schedule, and it simply doesn’t work as well as this app, which aims to provide real-time tracking of buses along routes. While the app isn’t foolproof — mainly because cities and individual drivers don’t always match the anticipated routes, and the app isn’t equipped to adjust to those changes — it is a real upgrade from other means of ascertaining when a bus will arrive at a particular stop or which other buses make stops at a particular location.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.