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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

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What's New in Version 4.1.3

Ooooooohweee. That was quite a holiday. Too much whiskey. Too much turkey. Too much Netflix. (And not enough chill.)

The holiday had its ups. But it had its downs, too: San Francisco’s agency real-time went down (and is still down on many lines!)

TRANSIT TO THE RESCUE: hours after the agency real-time tracker broke, we rolled out something special from our North Pole HQ: crowdsourced real-time data.

Citizens of the Silicon City are no longer deprived of their luscious real-time data. Now, riders are providing it themselves. Is your city deprived of (good) real-time data? We’ve got something special in store… stay tuned. For a sneak peak:

Beyond our Bay Area hijinks...

While our app was busy stuffing itself on holiday fare—some dastardly bugs took advantage of its sluggish, inflated state.

Well thank heavens for cleanses. Kombucha cleanse. Kale cleanse. Upside down hot yoga-and-SoulCycle cleanse. We're calling it the Bad Bougie Cleanse. And boy oh boy ain’t it effective.

Transit's insides are now as clean as a whistle. As sparkly as cider. And with fewer bugs than an exterminator’s flamethrower.

In other words—the bugs be gone. (At least the ones that we know of.)

So say hello to 2017. And Hello New Year’s resolutions: less whiskey, more GO, and flamethrowers galore.

Please rate us 5 shining bright stars (because kale can’t grow in the dark.)


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Customer Reviews

Best MTA app in NYC

For years, the only MTA app I trusted to get me around the city was Google maps. It had everything I needed to calculate my travel time and figure out my best commute. After testing several options, your commute becomes routine, but one variable remains the most essential piece to an accurate travel predicton, the time of departure. This is where the Transit app has earned my loyalty. Everyday creates a plethora of reasons for why you are running late, but with Transit, the MTA always feels like its ready when you are. You always know exactly when your next train will arrive, and with the new GO feature, we can all contribute to providing the most accurate public transit information possible. When you turn on this built in crowd sourcing technology, your GPS information will anonymously broadcast the exact location of your public transportation to others who are waiting down the line. Brillant! Thank you Transit!

Used to actually make sense

I live in NJ. I commute weekly to NYC on a line that usually requires a transfer to a different line along the way. This app used to be able to tell me what train to take to get to New York including the transfer times. Now it can't give me train times to New York, only to the transfer. Then I have to plot a separate trip from the transfer to NYC. The NJTransit app has full schedules that take the transfer into account, why can't this app? Additionally when I try to plan a trip using the app, it doesn't give me any information at all. The area where the route/schedule should appear is blank, no matter what start or end destination I choose. I can only get info at all by clicking on the various transit lines and scouring through them myself. I've used this app for years and I'm thinking it might be time to delete it. 3 stars since it used to be good.

Great app... but crashes!

Rated 3/5 but worthy of 5/5 if not for the following...

TL;DR: Good for real-time arrival and departure times for public transit, but app is too unreliable for trip planning feature as well as real-time notifications due to app freezing and crashing.

This app is great, providing real-time public transit info. You can even plan a trip and it'll tell you where and when to get on or off... sometimes. Unfortunately, the app crashes a lot when trying to plan trips, even when running in the background! This makes the notification you're expecting never come, potentially missing your stop.

Until this app is updated and the crashes fixed, the only good thing useful is its ability to show real-time public transit info for a specific stop. But beware! Use your common sense when interpreting the real-time data because, as another reviewer stated, sometimes the info provided is confusing and doesn't make sense.

Example: A bus route I take connects Orinda BART and Lafayette BART through my school in both directions. The app tells me that the next real-time bus arriving at my school's bus stop in 3 minutes is the same bus traveling to both BART stations, even though the routes are in opposite directions.

Transit • Real-Time App for Bus, Subway & Metro
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  • Category: Navigation
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  • Version: 4.1.3
  • Size: 75.7 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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