"Gives you the best route to where you want to go" - New York Times
“You won't realize how much time you can save planning until you use this app” - LA Times
“Killer app” - WSJ
"MBTA has a favorite transit app — and it's called Transit" - Boston Globe
Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Navigate your city’s public transit system with accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders... all presented in a clear, bold interface. Public transport not cooperating? Easily request an Uber, reserve a car2go, or grab the closest bike share.
10 GREAT THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH TRANSIT:
1) See real-time arrivals for nearby buses and trains instantly upon launch.
2) Watch your transit vehicle approaching on a map in real-time*
3) Compare options with powerful A to B trip plans using real-time data.
4) Launch GO for step-by-step navigation when you’re on an unfamiliar route or want to nap/read/space out.*
5) Receive departure alarms and stop notifications as well as prompts to pick up the pace in GO.*
6) Get push notifications if service disruptions will affect your commute.
7) View transit schedules and route itineraries—even when you’re offline!
8) Locate bike share stations, see the number of bikes available, pay for passes, and unlock bikes (in select cities).
9) Check ETA (and surge) for nearby Ubers, and book in two taps.
10) View availability and book cars with car2go and other local car-share services.
*continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
5-STAR USER REVIEWS
“Your app was the deciding factor in selling my car”
“Blows Google Maps out of the water.”
"Probably the best thing on my phone, no joke."
“The head of our local transit agency recommended this app over the one her agency created.”
"Truly ingenious work here. Honestly, these guys should be in charge of actual public transportation itself."
Transit works in 125+ cities across North America and Europe (see USA list below).
Baltimore (MTA*, RTA, Charm City Circulator*)
Boston (MBTA*, Massport, MetroWest RTA, Brockton Area Transit (BAT), Lowell RTA, Plymouth & Brockton S. R. Co., CATA)
Chicago (CTA*, Pace, Metra, NICTD)
Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Los Angeles (Metro*, OCTA*, Metrolink, LADOT*, Omnitrans, RTA, Burbank Bus, Torrance Transit Foothill Transit*, Big Blue Bus*, Beeline*)
Miami (MDT*, BCT, Palm Tran*, Tri-Rail)
New York City (NYC Subway*, MTA Buses*, LIRR*, Metro-North*, NJ Transit*, PATH, SI Ferry, NICE*, Bee-Line, RI Tram, NY Waterway, AirTrain, CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Philadelphia (SEPTA*, NJ Transit*, PATCO)
Salt Lake City*
San Diego (MTS*, NCTD*)
San Francisco (BART*, MUNI*, Caltrain*, AC Transit*, VTA*, County Connection*, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, Sonoma County Transit, Healdsburg Transit, Cloverdale Transit, Marin Transit)
Seattle (Metro Transit*, City of Seattle*, King County Marine Division, Sound Transit*, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Tours, Everett Transit)
Washington DC (DC Metro / Bus*, DC Circulator*, Ride On*, Arlington Transit*, Fairfax Connector, MTA, VRE*, PRTC)
* Uses real-time predictions & vehicle locations for some or all routes.
Transit App also works in 50+ other cities around the world. View select cities below and the full list at transitapp.com
TL;DR — THIS UPDATE IS A MULTIMODAL BONANZA.
No more pitting transit against ridehail. No more switching between a half-dozen apps to find the trip with the shortest walking + waiting + travel times. Transit+ offers an all-new multimodal experience — where the emphasis isn’t on *comparing* modes, but *combining* them. Starting with transit-oriented ridehailing, where you’ll get fast and flexible ridehail suggestions (for parts of your trip, if it makes sense) and fast and high-capacity transit ones (everywhere else.)
With Transit+ you can...
- Find out of if a combination of transit + ridehail would be faster than pure transit, or pure ridehail.
- Save that bread: see how much cheaper a “transit + ridehail” trip would be than pure ridehail.
- Quickly compare the ridehails in your city: Lyft, Via & Ola now join Uber <3
- Plan, book, and pay for a multi-modal trip—right inside Transit. Bing bang boom.
If you plan a trip from an outer neighbourhood to downtown—and crosstown traffic is killer!—we might suggest taking a quick ridehail to a train, which can speed under traffic, beating both “pure” transit and “pure” ridehail. When you can shave an hour off your trip for a couple of bucks, we’ll tell you. And if you live in a transit desert, where a ridehail to the station can avoid a needlessly long drive? We’ll show you the way. Just like Rafiki.
Transit+ is now in beta for ridehail + rail (all cities) and ridehail + buses (select partner cities.)
Today, over a dozen transit agencies excitedly endorsed our new transit-oriented ridehailing experience, since we’ve made it easier than ever for ridehail to *really* complement public transit. But this is only the first step for our multi-modal trip planner. Support for more modes (bikes, scooters, buses in more cities) and even better trip suggestions are on the way. For more Transit+ details, including our list of launch partners, check transitapp.com/blog
Few last things:
- We’ve integrated mobile transit ticketing in our first-ever market!
- RIP fare machines. You can now buy transit passes from your phone. With Transit!
- Starting in St. Catharines, ON. Other cities, soon.
- Want it to come faster? Tweet your local transit agency people :)
- As for bugs? We fixed some real-time issues in Paris, fakeouts with GO that cried out “last stop!” prematurely, weirdness with over-estimated arrival times, and more.
That’s it from us! No cat GIFs this time. Maybe tweet us one yourself? @transitapp — we’ll love you forever.
PS: don’t forget to rate us five stars: one for every foot in a Shakespeare line.
PPS: Like Transit+? Visit transitapp.com/upvote to help us spread the word like a flying turkey’s wings.
Ratings and Reviews
Everything in one place, but time estimates are messed up
I really like how this app got both the buses and the subway lines in my area. Wish they could integrate university shuttles in but maybe that would be too complex.
Recently, their estimate times for buses in the Boston area are WHACK. I arrive at my usual time of 8:55 AM, and the CT1 either is pulling up right then or a little late. While I’m walking up to the stop trying to see if I should run the rest of the way, it says the bus is coming in two minutes. Alright, I hurry. I look at their live time tracker and it says the bus is one minute past the bus stop, where it’s already left. WHAT?! I sprint and look down the street, no sign of a public transit bus. I look the other way to see if it’s really left, also no sign. The app updates saying I have to wait 18 minutes. Great. I sit down and try to be kind to myself, and three minutes later, the bus from the exact line arrives. ??? If I had left after the app updated for an alternate route, I would have been even more late.
I do my part to use the GO feature since now Transit has shown its default location tracking feature to be as incompetent as the former NextBus. That’s why 3 stars instead of 1. My life isn’t worse off than it was before, but I definitely expected it to be better, as when I first started using this app, I had little to no complaints.
Pay Close Attention
This app is essential for my travel to and from college. I've noticed however that the time it tells you to leave is way too late every time, and I end up missing the bus by a minute or two. Even leaving earlier than the recommended departure, I will miss the bus. Not only that, but it has no way of alerting you when you've taken the wrong bus. It says "Unplanned Detour" which is really inconvenient for someone new to public transport who doesn't know the stops for other buses. You'll believe you're on the right bus and there IS a detour, maybe because the stops are correct up until a certain point when really the app just can't track you because you're obviously not on the route of the bus you were supposed to take. Please find a way to fix this. I don't know if you could make some sort of route recognition that would know if you've taken an actual detour or if you're simply on the wrong bus. On top of that, it gave me an estimated arrival at my destination, changed to a half hour later. All when the bus was the WRONG bus. Why on earth would there be an estimated arrival for that, if the bus is never getting there in the first place?
My go-to app every single time I hop on a bus
This app is truly amazing with all the capabilities that it has. I live in Los Angeles and it accurately depicts all the lines, with the majority of them having real time predictions. This is always the first app I check when planning a journey anywhere. I love the feature to turn and off minimizing walking because sometimes I take my bike with me on my trips, and I can do portions of the trip on my bike. The only problems that I would have with this app is that recently it has been showing very few busses with real-time info. The majority of times have just been the scheduled times. I immediately jumped to the conclusion that this wasn’t the app’s fault, but I checked other apps like Citymapper and it did have real-time predictions for the exact same bus. Furthermore, half the time I click GO, it doesn’t show the happy face in the top left corner, meaning that I’m not providing real time information back to the system. I’d love to help more but if it doesn’t let me there is nothing I can do. The reason I am still rating this five stars is because I would still use this app over any other one I have.
Developer Response ,
Hey there - the issues with real-time information were related to a bug in version 4.4.6, but these should be fixed with the most recent update! Let us know if you're still seeing this (you can get in touch at email@example.com). Thank you for the stars and the kind words! It's great to hear that we can help you (and your bike) get around. :)
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- 145.6 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 Transit App
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