Transit • Real-Time App for Bus, Subway & Metro
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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.
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
What’s up everybody time for some GO news!
For those of you who didn’t know already… we’re slowly rolling out real-time info in cities without it, using GO-powered crowdsourcing. We’re currently live in SF + NYC with very good results. For more info, check out our blog: medium.com/@transitapp
SF + NYC: Starting today you can distinguish between overlapping lines when using GO crowdsourcing. (Yes, like masters of innuendo, we can finally read between the lines.)
We also fixed some rare issues with GO where departure countdowns weren’t updating. We’ve mended GO’s broken heart and are happy to report he’s finally up-n'-dating again.
Oh yeah. More random fixes: was your map “zoom” accidentally resetting when you changed apps/directions? No longer. And for those asking why the “back” button was disappearing, it was being overused by people hoping to travel back to a time before 2017. We’ve increased our time-traveller capacity to better meet demand during these trying times. So welcome back, back.
Meanwhile in agency news…. We added real-time data for the Portland Streetcar and Prince George’s County TheBus, as well as service alerts for Dayton, OH.
We also added some missing cities and agencies... *clears throat* *takes a deep breath* …. say hello to: Transfort (Fort Collins, CO); IndyGo (Indianapolis, IN); CDTA (Albany, NY); The Las Vegas Monorail (Las Vegas, NV); and a bunch of agencies in the Raleigh Metro Area (GoRaleigh, GoDurham, GoTriangle, GoCary, Chapel Hill Transit, Duke Transit, and the NCSU Wolfline).
Okay we need a beer now.
Few last notes:
- Minor changes that improved app speed and reduce crashes
- Minor changes that subtly persuades your subconscious to rate us five stars
- okay just kidding about that last one but we’d really appreciate it if you did <3
for all fan mail/feature suggestions/bug fixes, we’re @transitapp on Twitter
for all hate mail/actual bugs please send your packages to Hater’s Raft, Arctic Ocean, 99969.