DC Metro and Bus
By Dixon Mobility, LLC
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
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) 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 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 rail 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.
Like us at https://www.facebook.com/DcMetroAndBus
What's New in Version 2.0.8
You will now be alerted on a Metro Station screen if WMATA is broadcasting any alerts or interruptions related to a line serving that station.
Updated bus route information, including addition of W4.
Minor bug fixs.
Fix your App
Today's Metro Misfortune comes in a long line of other such events.
The time was 4:40. The G2 was scheduled to arrive at Prospect St in Georgetown at 4:51. My Real Time meter showed that the next bus wouldn't be here for at least 20 minutes. As a frequent victim of dead-wrong times on the app, I figured I'd wait at the stop anyway just in case it still showed up according to the regular schedule.
No more than 2 minutes later, the bus arrived when I was in the Car Barn tossing a paper cup. I would have been more vigilant, but the realtime prediction still said 20 minutes and the schedule said 4:51, so I still had a solid 7 or 8 minutes even by the normal schedule. I chased it three blocks to no avail. Other bus riders can empathize with the soul-crushing feeling of seeing your bus drive into the distance and knowing that you get to wait for another 30 minutes.
This happens to me all the time. I'm going to have nightmares about chasing the bus for years to come. Working in the metro-less wasteland of Georgetown just makes it worse.
The real-time predictions are often right. But when they're wrong, which is easily just as often, it extends a 50 minute commute to an hour and a half thanks to the G2's infamous "come when I want" mentality.
In short, please for the love of all that is good in the world, fix your app. DC commuters are counting on you to keep our tenuous sanity in check. So far not good.
Do not upgrade
The new version of this app is awful. All my favorites disappeared. In addition, bus stops are missing now. Like they never existed. So for me it's no longer possible to add my bus stops to my favorites because they no longer exist! What a worthless app now! I wish I never upgraded. I'm missing busses and can no longer get anywhere efficiently because I never know when the bus will arrive at the stop. I'm not sure who developed the newest upgrade but they should be fired. I relied on this app heavily to get places by bus and now it is worthless.
Take this opinion seriously
This is indeed a life saving app no thought and it works well but y'all should also try to integrate a tab that enables you to view how much funds you have left on your smart trip card. It would be totally helpful. So y'all should link up with wmata for that please!!!
Customers Also Bought
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Mar 08, 2015
- Version: 2.0.8
- Size: 16.1 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: Dixon Mobility, LLC
- © 2014 Dixon Mobility, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Top In-App Purchases
- Ad Free Version$2.99