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Transit • Real-Time App for Bus, Subway & Metro

By Transit App, Inc.


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“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.

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.

“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).

Ann Arbor
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)
Eau Claire
Fort Myers
Grand Rapids*
Hampton Roads
Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Kansas City
Las Vegas*
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)
Minneapolis-Saint Paul*
New Orleans*
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)
Salem, OR
Salt Lake City*
San Antonio
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)
St. Louis*
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

+26 more

+16 more

What's New in Version 4.2.1

-Last update wasn’t updating on iTunes
-Fixed. Sorry to everyone affected*
*Except for “Eric99” who called us the “the biggest giantest stupidest idiots who ever walked the surface of the Earth.”
-Eric, come on. We don’t walk the surface of the Earth. We take the subway.


You look to the right (it’s a bus stop). You look to the left (it’s a rack of bikes). You look down at your feet (great feet. the best.)

Now pick: Which will get you home the fastest? Because you’ve already spent too much time at the bar tonight, drinking spruce beer and soda pops, and now you’re late for your phone call. (Nature is calling.)


Pick the best mode for any moment. Starting today, whenever you plan a trip, you’ll see ETAs for bike/bikeshare and walking too. (Yes. Finally.) If a long, boring, bladder-testing transit transfer will take longer than biking, we’ll guide you to the nearest bikeshare station. We’ll also give you a-to-b directions to the station closest to your destination. And reminder: in select cities, you can even buy passes and unlock your bikeshare from within Transit—because deep integrations are our thing.™ Unlockable bikes now work in DET, CHI, MTL, TOR, and the following unabbreviatable cities: Louisville, Columbus, Aspen, Minneapolis and Chattanooga.

Biking not your style? The trip planner also lets you compare transit and biking with non-pedal bipedal transport. For those who know what boots were made for.


Because some transit lines are complex. Maybe they share the same trunk, but stop at different stops (a-to-b-to-c vs. a-to-c) or they end up going to different end-of-line stations (like Boston’s green line, which shoots off into separate B/C/D/E branches). Now in nearby mode, we’ll group together all those different branches into one card, just like you’d see on the departure board at your station. Does this sound hopelessly complicated? No need, bruh—tap the schedule view for your line (clock icon) and enter your destination stop. We’ll tell you which trains, at which times, will get you where you want to go. Easy peasy! Now live in Boston and SF, but don’t worry—you’ll all get your own special cards soon enough.

Lastly: (1) bikeshare/walking/Uber results in the trip planner are slimmer than transit, (2) you can now opt out of promo push notifications, (3) wow you are looking fabulous, and (4) we replaced our FAQ with a Help section. It was written by Michelle and Katie, our resident transit oracles, and will illuminate Transit’s deepest, darkest secrets. Like how to use our features. Where the dead bugs go. Or what Julien does with the widget in his free time.

Rate us five stars to help us get a restraining order for the widget.

PS, say hi to us on twitter! We read all your tweets :) @transitapp

PPS, lots of new agencies too: Bustang (Denver, CO), SLE (Southeastern CT), MSTCA (Monterey, CA), GCTGA (Gwinnett County, GA), MAECA (Modesto, CA), and CET (Bend, OR). We’ve also added real-time for PSTA (St. Petersburg, FL), Fairfax Connector (Fairfax, VA), PACE (Chicago Suburbs), Torrance Transit (South Bay L.A., CA), Magic School Buses (worldwide), Sonoma County Transit (Sonoma County, CA) and CET (Bend, Oregon—a place our data team apparently loves.) See you next time!


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Customer Reviews

FINALLY fixed!

It took four days but FINALLY the app update can be downloaded. It required a new version of the app. It's amazing to me that after so many years the app store still has so many problems and shortcomings.

This is a very good app. The devs are a little bit goofy and fancy themselves comedians, but that usually doesn't keep them from making good progress. I'm not sure why they have Uber listed in travel modes but not Lyft? Seems anti-competitive to me. I won't use Uber for any reason. OTOH if they really just mean "rideshare" and they're doing a "Xerox," well, that's sloppy.

Sometimes the app sits there and spins its little "waiting" indicator for no good reason. And the times for different bus lines and train lines are sometimes off. Battery use is very high as well, and this gets even worse when you're in a tunnel and the radios go bonkers trying to get a signal. You can really roast your battery if you let this run during an entire long bus or train commute; better to exit the app entirely. But for an "all in one" experience, this app is hard to beat.

Love it , very helpful & accurate

I've been using this app for about 2 years now and I love it so much. This app is extremely helpful, I found out about this app through an old friend of mine and I'm so happy I did because I used to wait for the bus for at least 30 mins not knowing when my bus would come. With this app it tells you when the bus comes , tells you when you should go to the bus stop. You can also set a reminder on it so you don't forget, it tells you how long it'll take to walk to the bus stop. This app is accurate the bus comes exactly when it says it comes. I use this app a lot I use it like everyday since I don't have car yet and I'm grateful for this app. It saves people so much time. It's very helpful I would recommend this app as the #1 app for people that use public transportation.

Not accurate

I was very excited to switch over to this app instead of Google Maps because it said how this would be the fix for real time MTA updates and more accurate schedules. But already in my first three attempts, The app had told me trains were coming in specific amount of minutes... so I get down into the station and it's nowhere to be seen. I had this experience with a bus yesterday too. I'm writing this review now because I was just walking to the W train at 23rd street. The app said you're arriving to the station early so just wait for the train (that it wasn't supposed to arrive for another 2 minutes). As I'm walking down the stairs I see that the W train was already there and pulling away! Not accurate at all. They claimed this was supposed to be more accurate than Google Maps because it was retrieving info from other users, not just the MTA website. Doesn't seem to be true unfortunately.

Transit • Real-Time App for Bus, Subway & Metro
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