ProximiT is a real time personal assistant for all your bus and subway needs in and around Boston.
Ever arrived at the station right as the bus or train pulled away? You could have walked faster but now you’re stuck waiting.
How about spending an eternity in a crowded underground station when you could have been enjoying the outdoors?
Download ProximiT and never waste your time or money again.
• Get arrival times for your favorite stations as you approach them, without opening the app.
• See down to the second predictions, so you’ll know when to rush or take your time and get a cup of coffee.
• Locate nearby stations in a new part of town. Stations are sorted by distance and show upcoming arrival times, so you can decide which is your best bet.
• Find out about service alerts such as delays, construction, and elevator outages.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
ProximiT is not affiliated with the MBTA.
• Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Largely unhelpful for buses
When buses are running frequently and the weather is good and the traffic isn’t bad, this app works fine enough for main bus routes, though I imagine that’s more a function of the probability of it being accurate give a higher density of buses. However, if it isn’t rush hour, this app is near useless for buses. I have spent 40 minutes at a bus stop that was perpetually 2-3 minutes away according to proximiT’s predictions. Also, unlike the Nextbus app, which is unfortunately no longer supported for Boston transportation, ProximiT does not show you where the buses are on the map, so it’s impossible to make your own best guess. In short, the bus arrival time estimates are wildly unreliable and the app is only marginally useful.
I would like to say I have very poor vision I think it would be very nice if they have a way to tell me where I am and what buses are right near where I am at the time I think it would be extremely helpful least to me A lot of times I cannot read the signs where I am and lotta times I don’t have the numbers on a pole that I can see beyond that I think you guys have come up with the best service with the transit system that I’ve seen in a long time I would love to hear from you guys thank you
They need to do a better job during the busy times and when buses run back to back of taking the ones that are passing you by off the list. Also, there have been several times when the app has refreshed itself to “1 min” for buses that show up 10-15 minutes later, which then might also just drive by. On the weekends, buses tend to show up 1-2 minutes early and leave early as well, so be mindful of that. Otherwise, still the best app for Boston MBTA buses that I’ve found... open to trying new ones!
- Jeff Lopes
- 44.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019 Randy Dailey & Jeff Lopes
- In-App Purchases
- ProximiT Pro $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.