The official Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) app has arrived. It’s the easiest way to plan your trip and get accurate real time train departures with data straight from BART, along with official service alerts.
The BART app offers exclusive features for hassle free travel for daily commuters, infrequent users and tourists alike:
-Plan your entire end to end trip with BART’s exclusive Trip Planner giving you the fastest route from your starting point to your destination using BART and multiple modes of transportation, including connecting transit, biking, walking and driving.
-Step by step navigation with personalized preferences and saved favorite stations and trips.
-Real time departures and schedule timetable.
-Service disruption information linked to your trip itinerary.
-Report a Biohazard that needs addressing and access our BART Watch App for reporting crimes.
-Escalator and Elevator advisories.
-Easily see the last train of the evening by station when you’re planning your night out or your trip home from the airport.
-Station information (including if it offers a parking lot and secured bike parking).
-Seamless connection to bart.gov and BARTable for deals, events, and fun.
-It’s ad free; who wants to be distracted when looking how far away your train is?
BART is already working on future features of the app like being able to pay for parking, carpool registration and push notifications if service disruptions will affect the BART line you use. Tell us about the features you want.
A number of enhancements are included in this version based on the user feedbacks received. This includes:
1. Platform and number of cars information is now included as part of the departures feature.
2. The number of favorites allowed has been increased from three to seven.
3. Service advisory is now included on multiple screens.
4. Minor user interface improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
First and foremost er’body that’s throwing shade and disparaging side commentary toward BART developers and some of the imperfections of the app need to simmer down. Offer your constructive feedback, move on and give BART an opportunity to make upgrades and fixes based on ppls experiences and feedback. This isn’t NY Times editorial page. Save the drama for your mama or TMZ.
-Interface is fairly intuitive and easy to navigate.
-I can now access the BART map via the app instead of hunting for it online :)
-Love the trip planner feature. It’s way better than what’s on the BART website and it gives you the one-way & R/T fare.
-Live updates on train arrival. Will have to use it more this week to gauge accuracy of departure times.
-Station information ^5.
-Cant see or monitor all the stops on a trip. I use an app called “Routesy” that does this feature really well. It’s helpful when I’m not familiar with a route and unsure when or where to board or off board. BART cars also don’t display stops and if stop IS announced by the train operator it’s rarely audible.
-BART Lost & Found Office and its hours not indicated on 12th Street Station information. I also clicked on some of the map links for this station and they don’t work.
-Limited to only 3 favorite stops. I want the flexibility to add more.
-Map on Home Screen not useful. Too much too on that page. I’d rather be able to click on one of the 4 train routes and see all the stops.
-Don’t see a push notification feature that I can set by train line.
-I’m not clear why there’s a separate app for the airport and why the ticket feature can’t be added to the “BART Official” app.
-Still can’t add clipper card to the BART app. Hope this feature will come soon.
-Please add the BART Twitter link. Maybe in the “more” section. When there are advisories & delays I go to BARTs Twitter feed for updates.
Thank You BART!
Home page non functional. Disappointed.
Excited to see this new app, but the home page on current iOS iPhone 7 looks weird and does not seem to function. So out of the starting blocks I am sad to say this appears to be an amateurish effort. The plan a trip is ok, but somewhat clunky. I’m sure with some rework they can make this better.
Good start but two critical items missing
1. I want to see how long the train is that comes (critical)
2. I want to now just know in how many minutes a train comes but what time it comes and arrives. Allow me to get those details
3. I see we can add a clipper card. I hope this means NFC support is coming which would be awesome
Developer Response ,
1. The number of cars that make up each train is a feature that will be available in our next update.
2. The Trip Planner results (once you tell you where you are getting on and where you are getting off) provide both what time the train will come (it even factors in delays which is a huge improvement from what our previous QuickPlanner provided) and what time it will arrive. The real time departures at a glance doesn't offer this because we don't know your final destination. The station by station timetables can be found in the "more" section.
3. Clipper is working on mobile payment options. One of the Clipper uses we plan for in the near future is for parking payment validation to offer the ability to pay for parking in the app and then to ensure you tag into our system (parking is for BART riders only). Once you tag your Clipper at the fare gate, we know you are riding BART and your parking payment is validated.
- San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- 47.3 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 San Fransisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.