PDX Bus is an award winning application that displays arrival times for public transport in Portland, Oregon.

** PDX Bus won Best in Show at the awards **

This app uses the Internet to quickly access TriMet's live tracking data to display arrival times perfectly formatted for the iPhone. It allows you to bookmark frequently used stops, displays recently accessed stops, and gives details for arrivals which are en-route.

You can enter the stop "id" of the stop (as displayed at each stop or station) or you can browse the routes for the stop.

Feature includes:
- Interactive rail maps, showing the MAX, WES and Streetcar stops.
- Embedded maps, showing locations of stops, and when available, the last known position of the bus or train.
- Use GPS to locate nearby stops or rail stations.
- Browse routes and stops, show an entire route on the map.
- Links to TriMet route information.
- Displays Rider Alerts, and Detours.
- A "Nighttime visibility flasher" - a flashing screen that can be used at night so that drivers can see you. TriMet suggests holding up a cell phone to make yourself visible to bus drivers.
-Trip Planning - now you can use the same trip planning feature that is available on TriMet's web site.
- Specially formatted text to work with the iPhone 3GS VoiceOver accessibility feature to speak arrivals.
- QR code reader to read codes at bus stops and stations

Route and arrival data provided by permission of TriMet.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Note: this free application was developed as a volunteer effort to provide a service for TriMet riders, the developer has no affiliation with TriMet, or Apple. Suggestions and feedback are welcome.

What's New

Version 10.1

10.1 (January 2018)
- New fixed icons - no black areas around icon when launching.
- New Apple Watch icons (thanks Rob for icons updates!).
- Fixed alarm notifications.
- Fixed additional issues with trip planner results, and calendaring events.
- Updated trip planner so all vehicles in a trip can be tagged at once with the same color.
- Late vehicles have their times shown in brown.

Ratings and Reviews

Was fine until today


I got this app to use while on vacation in Portland, and it'd been working fine until today when I really needed to know when the bus was scheduled to arrive at the stop by my hotel. It won't load anything when the app does open, or it gets hung up on the opening loading screen and then crashes.

Really bad timing.

Perhaps the best real-time transit app

Ian F

Clear, concise, easy to use, offers all the information that could be useful in a very tidy app.


Andrew Wallace
18 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2008-2018 A R Wallace


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