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Transit • Real-Time App for Bus, Subway & Metro

By Transit App, Inc.


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“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.

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.

“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."

Transit works in 125+ cities across North America and Europe (see USA list below).

Ann Arbor
Baltimore (MTA*, RTA, Charm City Circulator*)
Boston (MBTA*, Massport, MetroWest RTA, Brockton Area Transit (BAT), Lowell RTA, Plymouth & Brockton S. R. Co., CATA)
Chicago (CTA*, Pace, Metra, NICTD)
Eau Claire
Fort Myers
Grand Rapids*
Hampton Roads
Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Kansas City
Las Vegas*
Los Angeles (Metro*, OCTA*, Metrolink, LADOT*, Omnitrans, RTA, Burbank Bus, Torrance Transit Foothill Transit*, Big Blue Bus*, Beeline*)
Miami (MDT*, BCT, Palm Tran*, Tri-Rail)
Minneapolis-Saint Paul*
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*)
Philadelphia (SEPTA*, NJ Transit*, PATCO)
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*
Washington DC (DC Metro / Bus*, DC Circulator*, Ride On*, Arlington Transit*, Fairfax Connector, MTA, VRE*, PRTC)

* 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

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What's New in Version 4.1.5

Our hands were freezing. Our toes were freezing. Even our in-app GO departure times were freezing. So we went somewhere to thaw them all out.

INTRODUCING: Transit Release Notes, Louisiana edition.

That’s right y’all. Your Canadian compadres went south this winter. Deep south. Into the swamp. Into the humidity. Into the land formerly (but also contemporarily) known as New Orleans. For no other reason than to defrost our bugs, heat up our jokes and maybe catch some Mardi Gras beads along the way.

We prowled the streets of New Orleans. We rode the St. Charles streetcar. We stood fast on the neutral ground, drank bourbon on Bourbon and spoke French on Frenchman. We hit somebody in the face with a packet of beads but steadfastly maintain it was an “accident.”

As our weary eyes dilated, we noticed that the map view was wonky. Zooming in and out without your permission. What nonsense. We blew on the map like an N64 cartridge and are happy to report it’s now totally fine. And so are the issues with GO, which was draining more battery than it should have been, but now drains exactly as much battery as was intended all along.

Neighbors in Florida! Where y’at? Sunkissed (but beadless) we’ve rewarded your proximity to NOLA with 3 new transit lines: Votran (Daytona Beach), SunRail (Orlando) and the Delray Beach Trolley. Neighbors in NYC! Okay you are not our neighbors but we love you regardless. You’ve now got agency-provided real-time for the NQRW + BD lines, while we continue to crowdsource real-time for the remaining lettered lines in your big, beautiful, worm-ridden apple.

What else? You thought it was over? Oh no. Here at Transit New Orleans, we have one rule and one rule only: laissez les bug fix rouler.

-Fixed issues with VoiceOver accessibility (we now specify if a departure is in real-time)
-Fixed issues with saved locations (we now show them on the map, for easier trip planning)
-Fixed issues where release notes would never end (they now definitely do)

Rate us five stars because we tried to open a gator wrangling business while we were here and OH MY GOD IT’S ABOUT TO CHOMP OFF MY ELBO----


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Customer Reviews

"Waze" for transit... not yet

I can only speak to how this works with the New York City subway. To get truly real-time information on approaching trains, it relies on people to be using the app, and at least on the line I most often use (the accursed F) there doesn't seem to be too many users... or *any*. So it defaults to whatever the official schedule is, which is often off.

That said I found that when I'm on the moving train it does usually give me a pretty accurate prediction of when I should arrive at my destination.

It doesn't allow you to easily indicate when you've switched to another train, like if you see an express on a common platform, so I think that contributes to inaccuracy. I've noticed that when I try to manually indicate that, I don't even have the option in the right direction, like I'll still be headed uptown but it will only allow me to choose a downtown train.

I think the extreme complexity of the New York City subway--combined with spotty Wi-Fi only available briefly at the stations--make this app a challenge. I would imagine it would work better with above ground transit.

I appreciate that it will send notifications about big delays in the system, but I find it sometimes displays multiple copies of the same delays, spaced out a few minutes apart. I'm not sure if this is due to the MTA system sending out multiple messages, or an issue with the app, but it can be kind of annoying.

Good for Chicago trains and buses

Three features I find very useful:
1. Quickly shows bus and train lines near current location, but even better, it recalculates if you drag the map to a destination location. This is helpful to check when a connecting bus will arrive or depart at a particular El train stop.
2. When you click the icon to track the next arrival, it shows you the scheduled or estimated times for subsequent stops on that same run. This helps you figure out your arrival time at your destination.
3. The real-time satellite tracking of bus location is helpful so you can visualize how far away your bus is. Unfortunately, there is no color or icon difference between eastbound or westbound buses on the same route (same goes for trains), which makes it a bit harder to comprehend the visual presentation of the icons.

My choice for tracking public transportation

Here in the Bay Area, not all public transportation systems have vehicle tracking to know what time your bus will come, and that's difficult because some agencies only provide the times where the buses leave the depot/wherever and arrive at their destination, like Tri Delta Transit. Unfortunately, Tri Delta Transit is not supported on this app, but nonetheless, this is a pretty cool app to use in other parts of the Bay Area, like Oakland, or San Francisco. Within the remote parts of California, it's nice to see how other people use this app to notify me where their bus is located, so I can be ready at the right time. I hope to see Tri Delta Transit implemented in the app in the future but for now, it's an amazing concept created by people with good sense of humor.

Transit • Real-Time App for Bus, Subway & Metro
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  • Category: Navigation
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  • Version: 4.1.5
  • Size: 87.0 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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