By Samuel Vermette
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Wherever you are, instantly know when the next bus or train is arriving. And if you’re going somewhere new, our easy-to-use trip planner will get your there.
Some of the things major media outlets have said about us include:
“The Transit App offers a great experience…” - TechCrunch
“...easy-to-read interface... ” - The Verge
“...quick and responsive to help you get where you're going without messing around much in menus. “ - Lifehacker
And our users are ecstatic about us:
“This app makes me WANT to ride the bus!”
“Wonderful transit app. So fast. Clear mapping. Love this so much I might sell my car.”
“Can't say enough good things about this App. Clearly beats other Transit Apps in every way. Totally changed my transit experience.”
You can use Transit App across North America and Europe to:
- Know when your next train or bus is arriving.
- See exactly where your bus or train is on the map.*
- Star your favorite routes, bumping them to the top of the list
- See a full list of all scheduled stop times near you.
- Plot routes on the map.
*Where real-time is available
Most current list of our supported cities here: http://thetransitapp.com/cities
As of last update Transit App was available with the following agencies, and is a great replacement for the now discontinued HopStop app:
New York City (NYC Subway*, MTA Buses*, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, NJ Transit*, PATH, Staten Island Ferry, NICE, Bee-Line), Chicago (CTA*, Pace, Metra), Philadelphia (SEPTA*, NJ Transit**, NJ Transit, PATCO), Los Angeles (Metro*, OCTA, Metrolink, RTA, Burbank Bus, Torrance Transit, Hyperloop, Foothill Transit*, Big Blue Bus), San Francisco (BART*, MUNI*, Caltrain, AC Transit*, VTA*, County Connection*, Golden Gate Transit, samTrans, Hyperloop, Sonoma County Transit, Healdsburg Transit, Cloverdale Transit), Boston (MBTA*, Massport, MetroWest RTA), Washington (Metro*, DC Circulator*, Ride On*, Arlington Transit*, Fairfax Connector, MdTA), Miami (Miami-Dade Transit, Broward County Transit), Atlanta (MARTA*), Seattle (Metro Transit*, City of Seattle*, Kingcounty Marine Division, Sound Transit*, Pierce Transit), Baltimore (MdTA), Portland (TriMet*), San Diego (MTS, NCTD*), Minneapolis-Saint Paul (Metro Transit*, Plymouth*, SouthWest Transit*, Scott County Transit*, Airport (MAC), University of Minnesota*, MVTA), Houston (METRO), Honolulu (TheBus*), Pittsburgh (Port Authority), Dallas (DART), Denver (RTD), Las Vegas (RTC), Milwaukee (MCTS), Salt Lake City (UTA*), San Antonio (VIA), St. Louis (Metro), Austin (Capital Metro), Kansas City (KCATA), Sacramento (Sacramento Regional Transit), Louisville (TARC), Hampton (HRT)
Toronto (TTC*, GO Transit, YRT*, Guelph Transit, Hamilton Street Railway, Grand River Transit, Brampton Transit, MiWay, Burlington Transit), Montréal (STM, RTL, STL*, AMT*, autres CITs, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu), Vancouver (TransLink*, False Creek Ferries), Ottawa (OC Transpo*), Calgary (Calgary Transit), Winnipeg (Winnipeg Transit*), Québec (RTC), Halifax (MetroTransit), Saskatoon (Saskatoon Transit), Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay Transit*), Banff (Roam Transit), Kelowna (BC Transit), Squamish (BC Transit), Victoria (BC Transit), Whistler (BC Transit), Kamloops (BC Transit)
Mexico (Metrobús, Metro, RTP, STE, Ferrocarriles Suburbanos)
Paris (RATP*, SNCF Transilien), Toulouse (Tisséo*), Nantes (SEMITAN*), Strasbourg (CTS), Bordeaux (Tram et Bus de la CUB), Rennes (STAR*)
** Uses real-time predictions and vehicle locations for some or all routes.
What's New in Version 2.0.6
- Bug and crash fixes
This app is nigh perfect.
I'm going to start by saying: this app is gorgeous. It's intuitive, easy to use, a pleasure to look at, and full of useful hidden features to boot. The routes are current and the route info common sense, I've learned brand new transit combos that have already saved me time and even money. The only thing I could possibly ask for: maybe let me swap segments of my commute for walking instead (sometimes it just makes more sense to walk half a mile) and update my projected time accordingly. Other than that? All I could want and more. I can even preload Baltimore maps for when I'm visiting friends. Very win.
After struggling to navigate DC with a combination of embark (good, but train only) google maps (ok, but hugely limited and missing a ton of bus information and prone to omitting vital routes) and bus stop dc (basically unusable) I spent an hour trawling the web and lucked into a post about transit. Guys, you need to put 'bus dc' and other cities or just 'bus routes' into your app store seo, you are far too difficult to find.
fictional data in Washington, DC
Lovely app. I've enjoyed using it. Too bad it's just a repackaged bus/train timetable. Sometimes, it seemed that the timing of bus arrivals has been off a bit. Not too much, but a little. Who knew that in fact, the bus system in Washington, DC really stayed that close to the schedule? It turns out, this app just reports the timetable in DC. This week's snow storms proved that beyond a doubt. I waited this morning for the bus, confident it would soon arrive after checking the progress of my bus in this app, long after others had left the stop to walk to the Metrorail station. I pulled out my iPhone, fired up this app and watched as the little red dot purporting to be my bus went right on past me on the map. In reality, not a single bus passed by. Metro had not yet restored service on that bus line. Oops. Here's a pro tip for the developer: if you're going to fake data, check to be sure the transit system is fully up and running first.
Users in other cities might get real data. Who knows. Just know that in DC, the data are just the scheduled arrival and departure times, not real estimates based on the actual location of your bus.
When 5 stars aren't enough...
Truly ingenuous work here. It looks like really smart people built this because it allows for every scenario you can think of when you need to take public transportation.
Want to see transit lines near you? Done
Have a favorite transit line you want to always appear at top? Done
In a different city? Done
Want it to auto-identify whether which direction you're looking to go in based on where you are now? Done
Need directions from point a to point b? Done
Want multiple options for directions? Done
Want to not gauge your eyes out at something that it functional but hideous. Done. The app is gorgeous.
Honestly, these guys should be on charge of actual public transportation itself.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Sep 09, 2013
- Version: 2.0.6
- Size: 4.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- Seller: Samuel Vermette
- © 2014 Transit App
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.