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Transit just needs to let me know when my train/bus arrives at certain stops. I get that it currently lets me know when the next train is arriving at a stop I choose, but if I get on said train, it would be nice to show me what stops are next and what time I get to those stops. Helps for planning, which is why timetables are laid out the way they are.
Edit: In terms of planning though, it looks like Google Maps just got a whole lot more useful. Transit's planner's still a bit meh.
Pop in stop ID? What is this, the dark ages?
Download Transit (free for Android and iOS). Uses GPS to list nearest stops with next arrivals in the bottom half. Map on top half of screen shows nearby routes, MAX lines, city bikes, and car2go
Works in 100 different cities, cause fuck all this fragmented "one app" for everything BS
Nice, I hope it will integrate with the "Transit" phone app ([link]). Currently for Victoria that just uses the schedule rather than real-time information.
I was confused by the names thinking this was an official city of Winnipeg Transit app.
TL;DR 3rd party app "Google Play:Transit" will use crowdsourcing for real time location of buses.
I'm a huge fan of Transit for Android. It shows me all the bus lines near my location and you can click on line then on the location icon to see where the bus actually is (typically with a delay of just under a minute).
Transit is worth checking out, too.
Not as good as Google Maps for planning a trip, but great for knowing which buses are departing nearby, and when, at a glance.
Or they could just drop their reskin of Transit App and encourage people to use the full version. That would save the devs time, and it allows Calgarians to get full functionality on the "new" official app.
You can download the COTA schedule or use the Transit app, its supposed to give you live bus tracking and I've found it to be pretty accurate. Bus times can be a real crapshoot in general though.
I use Transit and Pat Track, pretty much exclusively.
This uses people's location when they are using the route feature to catch a specific bus, and updates live bus locations by using people's geo-location. It was accurate for me even through the rainstorm on Wednesday night with all the delays.
The app simply called Transit also has that same live HSR feed. WIth the app's latest update, the feature called "Go" can dynamically on-the-fly tell you the best busses to catch to get to your destination the quickest based on this live data. Not trying to throw out a promotion for the heck of it, but it has helped me on the ocasional times I had to take the HSR.
Transit App has worked beautifully for me. It also includes a ton of other bus and public transportation lines, but if you're looking specifically just for BART, there is an option to turn specific bus systems on or off in the settings, so you can make BART the only visible service.
I use the Transit app on my android phone. Looks like there's an iPhone version as well: [link]
Edit: The android version, by request: [link]
Transit has live GPS feeds of about half the Metro Transit bus fleet. It's not the shitty mess that NexTrip is. There absolutely are dependable options for planning public transit if you spend a little time looking.
I have an app called "Transit" on Android. It works beautifully for ETS (plus St. Albert and Strathcona County transit if you use those.)
It would have to do alot more to unseat Transit which has timetables and routes for pretty much everything as well as data from both Bus Time and Subway Time.
Would have been great for them to include links or put the app title in quotes. Had to read the article 3 damn times to figure out what app to search for.
Here is the android app the article is about.
This app sucks. It shows the buses that are near you and how far away (minutes) but is a convoluted way to find the bus you take everyday. The routes and buses aren't even shown on the map.
Transit has realtime BART schedules as well as most of the major transit agencies in the area (Caltrain, Muni, AC Transit, etc.)
Is PDX Bus still iPhone only?
If so, Transit is the best app I've used. It looks great, it works well and is easy to use.
They have an iOS version as well if you're a UI snob. I've always thought PDX Bus looked like garbage.
I think it is great idea but is that information worth this?
This app has access to:
find accounts on the device
read calendar events plus confidential information
find accounts on the device
read your contacts
approximate location (network-based)
precise location (GPS and network-based)
read the contents of your USB storage
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
receive data from Internet
view network connections
full network access
use accounts on the device
prevent device from sleeping
read Google service configuration
You can also check out the app called Transit [ android , iOS ]. It allows you to broadcast your bus/other transit locations realtime to alert other riders when the bus will come. I've had good results from it after meeting one of the devs at transportation camp in January. Pretty nifty.
If you're more interested in bus times I find Transit App to be a little bit friendlier to use: [link]
The DC Metro Transit app is great but it's a bit of a pain in the ass for buses if you don't consistently want to know about a couple of specific stops.
I just switched from Android 2 days ago to a Lumia 640 (I've been on Android since 2.0):
Transit - I use it all the time for bussing
LMCU - my local bank
apart from those very specific apps, WP store is pretty well stocked. WP reminds me of what it was like to use Ubuntu: works for most things but is often frustrating for small reasons..it's usually something simple like, for instance, this morning I couldn't get Rdio to work. or yesterday, I uploaded a photo to Facebook, and it showed up in poorer quality than the Android version.
as for the apps that ARE available, I'm actually SUPER impressed with the available games, and the Microsoft apps are really really nice too.
Uhh...There's Transit at least. I installed that today so I'll see how that works out. Wish there was a way to make Samsung Calendar open that instead of Google Maps when getting an event's directions though.
The taxis in this city suck, I would avoid them unless absolutely nessecary.
I definitely would stick to using the bus, you can get the transit directions Google Maps or use the Transit app! Android or for iPhone
What's the difference between Transit App? I haven't used either apps yet, so I'm wondering which one is better. They look pretty much the same to me...
I like Transit App. Shows CTA, Metra, Pace, Divvy, Uber. And it works in several different cities around the world. You can set notifications too, so you don't have to constantly stare at your phone. It'll tell you when a bus is a certain distance away.
I think best is relative to the person. I personally use Transit app for arrivals and the official Trimet app for on-the-fly tickets, but I normally have a monthly pass.
Public transportation is a bit fractured in the Bay Area, too many separate entities and schedules don't always line up. Plus it is a bit overpriced. But personally I prefer it over driving. You can get just about anywhere from SJ in the Bay. The big players are VTA Bus/Light Rail, Highway 17 Express, CalTrain, BART, Muni, AC Transit, Greyhound, and Amtrak.
The school will give you a Clipper Card which will give you VTA for free (technically you do pay for it in your tuition). If you have an Android I suggest the app Transit, it will map your route for you across all transit systems (I'm not sure of the iPhone equivalent).
On foot, stay aware of your surroundings, pay attention to how areas differ in the daytime vs at night. Learn what to avoid. The San Jose crime map can give you a general idea.
I keep a car garaged for various reasons, they are good to have. Alternatively we have Zip Car downtown (basically a car rental service) and of course you can always quickly access Uber and Lyft.
So you definately will survive just fine without a car. The traffic here sucks and life and is a lot easier if you avoid that mess.
Around SJSU you'll have access to all basic necessities and a decent night life as well so locally you shouldn't have to worry about the car issue either.
I really love the Transit App.
It shows subways, buses, rails, etc... nearby you and it gives you options: To show realtime bus arrival (If bus is broadcasting their location) and it gives you an option to see the bus on a map. Also, it has the posted schedule and anything else you need.
It's very simple and easy to use. Highly recommended!
Was looking for a TTC application and found this. It's pretty impressive. Tells you when the next TTC or other transit service in GTA is coming. Also has route planning.
I've been playing around with this app since they made the change. The trip planner is a little counter intuitive some times (like it will sometimes assume you're going to get on the bus on the wrong side of the street and go the wrong way for 30minutes), but otherwise it's been great.
The idea looks nice, I use a app called "Transit". They really seem to have hit the nail on the head for transit in Ottawa. I'd take a look at their app for ideas, see if you can do a bit better for the region specific; as the Transit app is for more than just Ottawa.
been waiting for this for a long time! gj!
not sure what LTA (or whoever's) API offers, is it possible to show locations of the buses plowing the route are?
[this][[link]] one does it, but it's not available in singapore :>
Pour les transports dans les grandes villes, je conseille vivement Transit. Elle propose d'afficher les lignes et arrêts à proximité, les horaires des prochains passages, un calculateur d'itinéraire ergonomique et un mode "descendez dans 2 arrêts... descendez maintenant". Et il y a le temps réel si les données sont ouvertes, sinon ce sont des estimations. Marche très bien à Grenoble et Lyon. ;)
(Oups j'avais pas vu le commentaire de /u/Chapalyn) Pour Open Street Map, j'utilise OsmAnd~, gratuite sur le magasin F-Droid. Je conseille vivement les greffons GPX et les compléments de carte avec altimétrie pour les randonnées en montagne. Pas particulièrement ergonomique, mais il y a eu des efforts, et la recherche d'adresse est toujours une horreur. Quelqu'un sait si on peut contourner le fait de devoir d'abord sélectionner la carte dans laquelle on cherche ? Et avoir une recherche plus globale ?
Transit - [link] .
It's (usually) really great for the train and bus crowd, and the times and days it super sucks it gets as bad as google maps ... so at its worst it's google maps quality, and the rest of the time it's awesome.
(now, if it could realize the train is always faster than a bus on the same route...)
This app is a pretty useful one for getting around town on public transit. Once you have it downloaded, all you do is start it up and it should start showing you what lines are nearby and how long until they arrive. I'd imagine the real time data will eventually roll out to Google Maps as well.
Download the transit app!(Just called Transit )All these other people are also right but in the future you can check the app and it tells you how soon the bus will come, how many stops away you are from your destination, and it "tracks" the bus to the best of its ability.
The left link is apple store and the right link is google play store.
As an addendum to ORCA, yes, the card costs $5, but you easily make that back if you take a King County bus once you get off the light rail (and once when you go back) since Sound Transit and King County Metro don't accept each others paper transfers. With the card the transfer is free and automatic.
I put $50 on the card last year and spent $40 of it. That being said, I went to watch Na`Vi Scrim which was ~$5.50 round trip and also took a couple of trips straight to Pike Place. I stayed a whole week last year so I had some time to do some non-TI things as well, so I would probably plan on spending ~$40-50 in fares. It won't be worth it to buy a month long ORCA pass (which would be $81/90 for non-peak/peak respectively). The minimum you would need if taking buses each day of TI (and assuming one trip on the light link rail to/from the airport) is $36 this year based off of the 3/1/2015 fare increase. Add $5 for either an ORCA card or the transfer from light rail to bus, your choice.
As for bus tracking, I like Transit's UI a little better, but it's nbd.
I switched to Wind as well and had this same issue. Download the app called Transit. It tracks OC buses using GPS so you have real time updates and don't have to text the number. So much better!
Another shoutout for Transit, also on Android.
The OP website is nice and minimalist, but doesn't handle transferring trains or using buses, but Transit does.
I currently use the Transit app which is similar to your app but also shows MTA information. However, I like that your app saves me the trouble of filtering through all of the MTA lines and checking the PATH Twitter for delays or other issues.
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Edit: Nevermind, issue was on my end, nothing wrong with the app.
Im on iOS, but Transit App is my goto. I never even open it because it comes with a homescreen widget that uses my location to tell me arrival times for the nearest two bus or train lines. You can switch directions on the line just by tapping it.
You should ditch OBA and give Transit a shot. I'm genuinely surprised I'm not seeing any mention of it...
Much more accurate, I haven't had need of OBA in ages.
I survive by this app,
Not sure what the iOS equivalent is, but this will sync your commute across all public transportation services.
Other than getting used to the scheduling, riding the VTA is pretty simple.
You may want to subscribe to their Twitter feed as well just so you can find out if a bus/train breakdown.
Thanks, good suggestion on offline map options. Right now the app is only looking to support the free trolley system and metro mover since there's no app that does that consistently well. For bus and rail options this app does a great job:
I'm a big fan of Transit (Android)(iOS). I don't take the bus too often, but when I do, it really helps to make sense of it.
If you have Android use the Transit App which is realtime in Pitt.
Unless your in Zone 2, parking is a bitch. You're better off ride the bike to the station and locking it up. If you take it on the T make sure to not do it when it's packed.
As for standing, it's not so bad. I eventually find a seat. Then again I'm going from Library->Oakland and back so I have all the time in the world.
surely its the same one I use, called Transit
I really like the Transit app
I love Transit! It tracks CTA, Metra, Pace, Uber, and Divvy. It also works in tons of other cities (I just used it when I went to Portland, OR this weekend)
Öffi ist eigentlich ziemlich super, wenn du mal versuchst, die Teil-Apps zu verstehen (die eigentlich auch nur Verknüpfungen zur selben App sind). In der Haltestellen-Ansicht siehst du die Abfahrten in der Umgebung und kannst auch Favoriten anlegen. Von da kannst du auch Verbindungen starten, und in der Verbindungssuche siehst du deine zuletzt gesuchten Verbindungen. Das Highlight ist für mich, dass die Verbindungsübersicht quasi als Zeitleiste dargestellt wird, sodass du nebeneinander sehen kannst, wie lange du in jedem Fahrzeug unterwegs bist und wieviel Umsteigezeit/Laufweg dazwischen ist, und im Querformat sieht man die Strecke auf der Karte.
Ich benutze aber eigentlich nur noch Google Maps, weil ich da auch meine Ziele suche und dann direkt aus der Karte starten kann bzw. die Verbindungen oder Haltestellen in der Nähe direkt vorgeschlagen werden.
Transit sieht auch gut aus, gibts allerdings auch nicht in Frankfurt.
Was mir ja bei allen Apps fehlt ist ein echtes "jetzt starten", das nicht bedeutet "die nächste optimale Route" sondern "ich steh jetzt gerade an der Haltestelle und langweile mich, ich will losfahren und lieber länger im Warmen sitzen oder mehr Zeit an einem größeren Umsteigebahnhof haben, wo es noch nen Späti oder Backwerk gibt". Wenn ihr versteht, was ich meine.
Check out apps like Transit that have real-time crowdsourced bus data as I've mentioned before. [ android , iOS ]. It allows you to broadcast your bus/other transit locations realtime to alert other riders when the bus will come. I've had good results from it after meeting one of the devs at transportation camp in January. Pretty nifty.
Not too long ago I started working in Redwood City. Coordinating CalTrain and VTA over such long distances and varying schedules is an absolute pain!
The Transit app on Android has made this whole commuter process absolutely painless for me. I'm not sure if an iOS equivalent exists but this is a necessity in my opinion of you plan on using public transportation.
Then just focus your housing search in areas along the VTA, or, if your willing to spend a little cash, Amtrak, BART, and CalTrain are also available and may open your options up to cheaper and safer locations.
Bus Detective isn't a very good app but it's locally developed and their public Displays have potential. Transit App iphone android is not locally developed but is great for SORTA bus schedules and real time bus location.
I'm not sure what kind of phone you use but near the end of my bus days I was using the Transit app for android and it definitely gave me some peace of mind knowing if a bus was coming or if it came and left early.
Yeah, I looked at the fares and they seemed a bit high, but nothing ridiculous. What apps do you like to use? Transit and/or Google Maps? Lyft and Uber sound super cheap there. It's about $25 where I live.
Tells you what buses are scheduled to pass your location. May or may not work properly on special service days (stat holidays mostly), but I've had good success with it.
I use Transit on Android: [link]
Has live arrival updates when available. Also transit directions to/from that seem better than Google maps.
I'm not in the New York area, but I think Transit app is great.
From their region list:
> New York City
> * MTA*, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, NJ Transit Buses* and Rail, PATH, NICE
> * NYC Bus Company*, Staten Island Ferry, Bee-Line, CTTransit New Haven, CTTransit Stamford, CTTransit Waterbury, AirTrain, NY Waterway, Roosevelt Island Tram
> * Bikeshare, Carshare, Uber
> * Agency with real-time departures and/or vehicle locations
Over the last 24 hours, my Pixel (7.1.2) and Moto Z (7.0) have gotten uncomfortably hot. Too weird to be a coincidence, I started looking through what changed in the past day or so.
Transit received 4-6 updates in that time frame and when I looked at app info and battery usage I noticed that it was being kept awake for hours (2-3+) and consuming 5+% of my battery life. I didn't have the chance to take screenshots as after a reboot (that was needed to cool down the device) I impulsively deleted the app.
So far, it is only slightly warm, given that both devices came out of a reboot, and not uncomfortably warm.
no, it's from Transit app, which is pretty much the best bus app out there:
Transit app has DDOT routes and will soon have bikeshare availability as well from the looks of it.
I use Transit. It uses location data, had real time bus/trolley/train tracking(where allowed), has a trip planner, and can summon an uber of necessary.
It's just transit! It's a white squiggle on a green background. Here are the app links for the respective market:
iOS (Not sure if official as I don't have iOS but looks official): [link]
I work downtown but catch the bus every day. I live about 15km away from downtown but it only takes about 30 to 40 minutes each way to transit (including transferring). I recommend taking a day to learn bus/lrt routes to areas you will be going. This app works way better than the ETS app. It's also available on Apple.
Google Maps works just fine, but I also like the Transit app for Android. It shows the real-time arrival predictions, and you can set alarms to notify you when your train/bus is about to arrive or when you're approaching your stop.
If you guys don't want to rely on these signs, you can download the "Transit" app on your phone. The app shows all the train and bus times on the map, and how long it will take to get to your location.
I assume you're referring to this one?
Interesting, seems like a pretty cool app. It does show at least one train (2707, the 11:18 a.m. weekday Montauk to Jamaica) going via the Central Branch even though it doesn't stop at Hicksville or Mineola.
Any idea where the app gets that info from?
Transit app for route planning seems to have the best interface, IMO.
Winnipeg Bus Live for the live updates on arrival times. Useful for stops that don't have the electronic signs.
Transit is my favorite Android app for checking RTD stops: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thetransitapp.droid
Check out Transit App on iTunes Store or Google Play
I don't use Calgary Transit frequently but it seems to work really well for planning routes and gives real time schedules for each bus near you.
Looking at it now, I agree it looks similar to Transit for CUMTD. I took a lot of inspiration for my app from this one: ([link]).
Their home page and route view is pretty similar, although they also have a map view in each. I plan on adding something like that in the future where you can watch the bus in real-time. Hopefully it's not too much of an issue since both apps are free.
Nice, I didn't even know about the Transit App, it looks like that would be great for planning trips much better than the Cincy EZ-Ride at this point.
If you have a smart mobile device, you could try looking at the itinerary using with Transit. Both the STO and OCTranspo are available and will guide you.
Google Play | Apple App Store
The Transit app for Android tracks all the TTC services and can be configured to provide service notifications and alerts really easily for any station or route.
Get the Transit app. Not only will it warn you off just such occurrences, but you can use it as a software Divvy key and bike around the delay. [link]
Look up an app called 'Transit'.
It's cross platform so it's available on iOS and Android. It pulls data about buses, metro, bike share, and car2go.
I'm assuming you mean apps that I use frequently when I'm traveling and not just apps made to be used solely for traveling.
I don't do much overseas traveling, mostly public transit. But for when I am going overseas my essential apps are mainly just my flight agency's app (Expedia, Air Canada, etc.), Google Play Music, Audible/any other audiobook client and Moonbeam for ebooks.
If I'm just doing public transit, Play Music, Transit, Sync for Reddit and Twitter.
Is the app currently live? On the website it's just a static image and I can't find anything on the App store (android).
I noticed the stations were added to this one though: [link]
Edit: Also is there a map which shows which ones are actually up? The one on their front page lists them all as "planned".
Transit (Android, iOS) also works very well for this. And is has an Apple Watch app :)
Transit! Android, Apple; Not perfect but far better than Google/Translink IMHO. Built for cities worldwide too, so although I haven't yet used it while traveling, it should make it slightly easier to get around.
I'll just note, that it also uses the realtime data, shows buses/trains on routes, etc. The only time I have issue is when the GPS data from the bus was >2min and it's stuck in traffic around the corner, it sometimes assumes the bus has been-and-gone from the stop I'm at - not a problem if you're arriving more than a minute or so ahead of the bus..
Yeah, great thought. I've been using it as a workaround but was hoping to get something that could do push notifications and such. Might be SOL for now.
I just discovered Transit which is exactly what I wanted from the public transportation side, but doesn't do anything for private vehicles.
I can't be the only one that could use something like this! Seriously thinking about building a quick webapp as a side project to hit the Google Maps Directions API + Twilio to send out SMS alerts.
Transit does this. You just have to set what lines and time you want notifications for. It'll send a notification to your Pebble (like any other app can).
Transit is a very good app to plan your public commute. It keeps track of trams, buses, subways, and will even let you call in a Uber car straight from the itinerary planner.
It's a lifesaver for me . I linked the Android version but it is available for iOS also.
I only ever use Google Maps to plan bike commutes anymore because it is better at using dedicated bike lanes.
I use the free Transit app, and it's showing the real-time arrivals. I did notice that the locations of a bus on the map seem about a minute behind the real ones, so there's a little lag somewhere. (I don't actually see a non-free version.)
Not sure if still the case but at one time GRT was paying many thousands of dollars to a third party supplier for this SMS service. Newer tools have made this redundant. Try Transit at [link] it is integrated with GRT many other transit systems