ProximiT - Boston MBTA Tracker for Bus and Subway
By Jeff Lopes
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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.
What's New in Version 2.0.0
• Bus support! See your favorite bus and subway routes all in one place
• Refreshed design makes it even easier to navigate around
• Expanded Green line support brings predictions to more stations
• New advanced settings give you full control over notifications
Version 2 Broke GeoFencing
ProximiT has been one of my favorite apps - it's great to have my watch ping as I approach a T stop, letting me know if I need to hurry. Unfortunatey, a problem with version 2 under iOS 10 has rendered it more annoying than useful. I now get notifications for both the D and C Green Line stops set as favorites while sitting in my house, a quarter mile away from either. The previous version only triggered as I came within 100 feet or so of the stop. It now swamps the notifications page on my iPhone and constantly pings my watch.
This was my favorite app for the MBTA. And I'm happy you're adding buses to it. BUT... This update ruins it for me. II really wish you hadn't taken away the number of stops away and changed it to minutes. When you're dealing with above ground trains with traffic and red lights, that's an incredibly imprecise number. All I want to know is where the train or bus is and I can make my own judgement from there. Please give us the option of choosing number of stops or minutes.
Don't like the update
I'm not a fan of the update. The whole reason this was my go-to app was because it said the number of stops away a train is, unlike the official MBTA app (Transit) which uses minutes. But now this app has minutes too, which is way less accurate since it can't account for how long it will take for people to get on and off, and it can't account for traffic (on the Green Line). So I'm pretty annoyed.