Dash! Transit: Real Time Bus & Subway Transit Alerts with Offline Maps
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Dash! is ultimate app for your daily transit alerts. Dash! will let you know exactly when the next train or bus is departing (w/ real-time status and delays) as you walk to your stop. Whether it's a bus or a train, Dash! will provide you an easy way to stay on track.
Dash! supports almost all major US cities and focuses on letting you plan a trip with transit. Not only can you search for directions right at the moment you need them, you can set to receive automated alerts on a daily basis.
Live in: New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Jersey, or Philadelphia (more to come...)
Dash! is making your the everyday urban transit much simpler and more usable.
•Receive automated alerts for your favorite routes
•Find best routes to your destination with departure details
•Get real-time updates on trains or bus delays on your route (on select routes)
Write us to tell us what you want: support@DashNation.com.
Please note the app requires data access and works best with GPS on.
(Supported Transit Authorities: NYC MTA, WMATA, MBTA, CTA, SF BART, LAMTA, SEPTA, NJ Transit and PATH)
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. 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 a certain distance. In standard usage, this results in a tiny processing impact to your device. The benefit to you, as a rider, is assisting your transit agency so it can more intelligently position routes and stops as well as dispatch vehicles with optimal frequency.
What's New in Version 3.1
Best in class
There's room for improvement, but it's the best I found for Boston MBTA transit. I love ProximiT for its design and notifications as you walk to a T stop, but it doesn't do commuter rail. Dash does commuter rail and real time updates, though I've not tested it long enough to verify, I'm just told it does. Overall does what it needs to do.
Was Okay But Keeps Crashing
I did like the alerts, but there should be a way to turn them off at certain times. Sometimes the arrival times were very wrong. I see potential for growth, but now it keeps crashing.