DC Metro and Bus is the region's most popular dedicated DC transit app. Realtime rail and bus predictions and DC Metro map directly from WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority), ART (Arlington Transit) and DC Circulator, serving Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland.
-Realtime DC Metro Rail predictions (Next Train) for every Metro station in the Washington DC region with auto refresh direct from WMATA.
-Realtime DC Metro Bus (Next Bus) predictions for every Metro bus stop in the Washington DC region with auto refresh direct from WMATA.
-Realtime data for ART bus (Arlington Transit)
-Realtime data for DC Circulator buses.
-Location based Metro station finder to locate Metro stations nearby.
-Location based bus stop finder to locate Metro bus stops nearby.
-Mapping for DC Metro rail stations and bus stops.
-Save commonly used Metro stations and stops into your Favorites list for easy access.
-Look up DC Metro bus stop predictions directly by the bus stop number.
-Check to see if WMATA is broadcasting any rail alerts or disruptions.
-Access the WMATA DC Metro map to plan your route.
-Upgrade to the ad-free version with in-app purchase.
-And of course, FREE
You must have network access to use these resources.
+ Minor bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
Messy Interface not focused on the main task.
Because the feedback mechanism does not work in the app....
App interface is really messy and it makes it hard to use. The workflow is also not accommodating to the regular scenario for the new and current user.
Consider that the Apple Maps app opens to a map. It tells you where you are and helps you get to where you want to go. The interface is simple, clean, effective. It uses progressive disclosure to bury the “additional information”. Isn’t Metro an app that users use to find out how to get to their destination in the same manner, simply focused on the use of metro services?
Suggest that this app should simply open to a map with the flags showing where I am and where the bus stops are. Everything else should be a drill down. The search at the top of the map display should be the drill down for locations giving priority to metro routes . Like the maps app, an expansion below could show other options. Maps shows a fast nav menu for restaurants, etc. metro could do something similar and show stops, initially organized by distance from user.
And if Advertizing is necessary, please consider the use of Apples iAd interface instead of the Pandora approach to butchering the user experience.
Serious decline for Metro Bus times
The real-time predictions for arrivals
of metro buses on the J1,2,3 line used to be spot on. In the past 4 months they become so unreliable that I can no longer use them to know whether I will miss or catch the bus. The ID of 1,2 or 3 is random although fortunately any of them will take me to the Medical Center Metro. But coming home, it is outrageous and a number of times I wished I had known the times were so off I should have taken an Uber or called someone to pick me up. Metro train schedules were ok but you don’t need the app once you are in the station. I keep hoping the old reliability will return but was disappointed yet again today. What happened and when will your real-time get real again?
This app does just what I need it to do. It tells me how long until the next few trains and which lines they are. I have found it to be very accurate, and it loads up immediately, unlike the WMATA web page.
I like that you can try it free with ads. After 3 days of using it, I paid for the ad-free version. Definitely worth the cost for me.
Note that I only ride the train, so can’t comment on buses.
- Dixon Mobility, LLC
- 34.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Dixon Mobility, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Ad Free Version $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.