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Real-time transit information for the Puget Sound region and beyond.

Never miss the bus again!

OneBusAway serves up fresh, real-time transit information in the following regions:

* Atlanta, GA
* Rogue Valley, OR
* San Diego, CA
* Seattle/Tacoma/Puget Sound, WA
* Tampa, FL
* Washington, D.C.
* York, Canada

Features include:

* Real-time arrival information for public transit where available.
* Map display of stops and routes.
* Nearby stops search for location-aware devices.
* Bookmarks and recent stop history.
* Search for stops by route, address, and stop number.

For more information about OneBusAway, including feedback and support for this application, visit us on the web at

What's New in Version 17.1.1

It's only been a couple days since the last release, but we have some exciting changes to share with you. Little Green Men, iPad, prompts, Bitcode, and analytics: It's been a busy week!

Zeroth, since I failed to mention this in my last release notes, you may notice a new green bar with a little dude on stop pages. This bar shows you vehicles that you can catch by walking. Vehicles above the line probably cannot be caught, and vehicles below should depart long enough from now that you can walk to them.

First up, OneBusAway now works on the iPad! Hooray! I was skeptical of the value of doing this work at first, but with the addition of split screen mode on the iPad in iOS 9, I think this becomes far more useful. Plus, all of the work we've done to improve how the app's UI is laid out over the past year made this a trivial task.

Second, you can now disable those prompts that ask you to review the app. Check out the settings page under the Info tab. Thanks for doing this work, Alan.

Third, speaking of settings, when you opt out of Google Analytics, that setting now takes effect immediately as opposed to the next time you start the app.

Fourth, we've added support for Apple's Bitcode feature, which should allow Apple to further optimize the version of the app that is delivered to your device, and hopefully even shrink it down a bit more. Thanks for your help on this, Seth!

Lastly, OneBusAway for iOS is an all-volunteer effort. If you'd like to pitch in, please come find us on GitHub. We can always use help, especially from developers and designers. All skill levels welcome!



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Customer Reviews

OneBusAway is my most used app!

I use OneBusAway every day on my commute to and from work. In the days before OBA, I was at the mercy of king county metro and the mysterious bus arrival times. There was no way to know if your bus was running early(not likely) or if it was running late. I would waste so much time waiting for the bus. Now, everything has changed! OBA gives an accurate estimation of when my bus will arrive at my desired stop. I can now optimize my departure time from my house to minimize my wait time. Two new features in the latest update really stand out. First, when you select a stop, and then tap on a bus, OBA will show you where approximately the bus is on the map. Second, when checking a stop for bus arrival times, OBA will show you if you will make it to the bus on time from your physical location. This is shown by the green line. Busses above the green line will be coming to the bus stop before you can walk there. I highly recommend this app for anyone who commutes via transit.

Almost there!

Great app. Basically, it does everything needed to learn when public transportation will arrive at a desired stop. Only one glaring problem: (thus the 3 and not a 5 rating) there must be a problem tracking busses. Either not all busses have trackers or trackers don't work when drivers rest at the end station. The app shows the bus (usually) very late until shortly before the scheduled arrival time. Then, suddenly, it's on time. So, one can miss the bus thought to arrive in 15 minutes but actually arriving at the scheduled time. I have missed a few busses this way. This is a very aggravating experience. You guys need to remedy this problem and make sure that every bus is tracked precisely. Fix that problem, and you will have a perfect app.

Indispensable for my commute.

This app makes the bus system 20x more usable. It helps me figure out if my bus is almost here, or if it's so delayed that I should transit surf.

Note, for the people who mentioned accuracy and busses disappearing: KC Metro uses a weirdo tracking system that went in before GPS was publicly available (yes kids, let grampa tell you about the olden days) that relies on busses passing receivers mounted at bus stops. If the bus is rerouted or it doesn't connect with the receiver for some reason, the entire system has no idea where the bus is.

tl;dr: OneBusAway is only as accurate as the data it gets from KC Metro.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 17.1.1
  • Size: 25.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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