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Have you tried using the app transit its on Android
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
Try the Transit - Real time Transport app.
Its pretty much as up to date as the digital bus station boards, and way more user friendly than other transit apps I've used.
Plus, you have the option of allowing it to track your phones GPS once you're riding the bus to share its position with other users at stops down the line. The more people use it, the better it gets.
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.
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'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).
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.
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.
Use the Transit App. My commute point is at a spot where the north route turns into the south route, and the predicted times are absolutely trash. The app shows where the actual bus is (assuming it has GPS built in, which nearly all of them do now). No more calgary transit russian roulette, I can now watch the bus, and head outside when the bus passes building X.
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.
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]
I have an app called "Transit" on Android. It works beautifully for ETS (plus St. Albert and Strathcona County transit if you use those.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I would also recommend downloading the Transit app. It will show you realtime arrivals for the MTS and NCTD buses around San Diego. It also has a useful trip planner so you wouldn't get lost lol.
Google Play (Android)
Apple App Store (iOS)
If you download the newer Transit app (for iPhone or Android), your phone (and/or smartwatch) will buzz two stops before you need to get off, and then again one stop before you need to get off. It's really nice.
Yes, it does.
You could probably just go look at the App Store and have all your questions answered rather than asking me:
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.
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
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.
The Transit app (App Store, Google Play) is also very helpful when planning a trip.
> Do you have a smartphone?
Also if you do OP, get the transit app. (ios)(android)
Kinda, but there's a little more planning. If you find someone to ride with then you just talk with them directly via email about their schedule.
There's also a cool Android app a co-worker was telling me about. It shows a bunch of transit options for any given trip and even has real-time bus locations.
I tried it out over lunch yesterday and the routing was good and even though I didn't ride them, the buses could be spotted in the area that they were shown on the map. It seems handy for being aware of transit options - but it didn't have any station-less options like bikes or scooters.
Those are a little pricey for everyday though anyway.
Don't use any of the MTD apps and use Transit instead. I've been using it for 5 years now and it's worked in 5 different cities (Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Champaign). I've literally never had issues with it. Here's a link to the Android version. [link]
It's also on iOS if you have an iPhone.
the app is only useful if you're on the current beta program, and have access to real time bus GPS tracking. otherwise a better app to use is called "transit" I would argue its still better than both google maps transperth information, as well as the transperth app. [link]
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.
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.
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.
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...)
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 ?
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 :>
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
It's probably easiest to map things out on Google Maps to get a sense of things. Just search your destination and put in your starting point and it'll show you where to go. I looked up Maple Hills from Fairway Station for you. There are 4 options (there can be more, this is just what it gave me for the Leave Now option at 9:30AM) ranging from 48 to 56 minutes.
Usually, getting around both Kitchener or Waterloo isn't too bad, but it can take a while...sometimes over an hour depending on where you need to go. Like Nextasy said, just about all buses stop near one of the LRT stations (and some malls) so it's not too hard to transfer to a bus.
Cambridge is a little different since they don't yet have the LRT line going to it, though they will in a few years. You can get there from Fairway Station using 2 different bus routes, one that takes the highway to be an express route directly downtown, or another that makes a few more stops. From there, there's a traditional bus terminal where you can catch a bus to most places in the city.
If you're on the go, this is a great app that can help map out LRT/bus routes. A nice feature is that if you enable GPS, it'll give you fairly accurate times for any nearby buses or LRT stops you happen to be near! It's on Android and Apple: [link]
Along what that guy was saying, but simply much more specific, try the Transit app I use it all the time when visiting other cities, and used it a couple of times here to get used to new TriMet commutes.
For the anxiety on the wrong stop, this app is your friend: [link]
And get a Clipper card, load cash on it (and set up auto load for peace of mind) and just tap it whenever you get on. Most agencies around the Bay accept clipper
I use this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thetransitapp.droid
Even my kid says it's "pretty solid." And I think it sort of "learns" in the sense that when I'm at position A and want to grab a bus, now that I've used it so many times, it has a pretty good idea of where I'm headed. It also has neat little icons showing you (without being perfectly exact) where the actual buses on the route are.
This old guy thinks it's pretty cool.
Have you tried Transit? It usually shows me where the bus with about a minute of difference. Granted, my transport organization shares data to them, but even before they started sharing their data, it was usually super precise.
I haven't used it for finding scooters myself, but Transit has scooter locations from all 3 companies as well as other forms of transit. Here's the Android link, but it's on iPhone as well. [link]
Try the Transit app if your city supports it, it's really good IMHO.
Be aware that some stops have multiple bus lines going through, so it's best to work out in advance which bus you need.
Based on my experience, when you're at one of those stops with multiple buses lines (you can tell because the bus stop sign lists all the buses that stop there), you're going to want to wave at the driver so that they stop there for you. Otherwise, they'll assume you want one of the other buses and just drive right by you.
If there's only a single bus line for that stop, though, then you're fine just standing at the stop, since they're the only one you'd be waiting for.
I'd also like to recommend the Transit app. You can plan a trip, and if you use the "Go" feature, you can (sometimes) even see the last reported location of the bus you're waiting for. It's not perfect, but it's way better than the official app. (I believe there's an iPhone version, too, if you need it).
Also, I would highly recommend showing up five minutes ahead of the scheduled bus time. Sometimes they're early, and while they're supposed to wait to get back on schedule every few stops, they don't always do this. ��
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.
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'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.
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.
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)
I really like the Transit app
surely its the same one I use, called Transit
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
I use Transit on Android: [link]
Has live arrival updates when available. Also transit directions to/from that seem better than Google maps.
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.
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.
Google Maps lets you plan trips using -- or avoiding -- whatever transit options you choose. Like a combination of public transit and Uber. Also, there's a transit app with similar features that Metro transit and other transit systems use:
If you have an iPhone there's probably a version for it as well. I like that i can pay for transit passes in the app.
Transit looks good, thanks: [link]
Another reliable and useful option is MetroHero if you prefer something more bare-metal: [link]
Also shows alerts and relevant tweets when there are delays
There's an app literally called Transit. iOS | Android
All good info, to add to it:
No problem! CATS definitely has issues but since its free and gets me where I need to go, I can generally overlook most of them if they’re working to adress them.
A fantastic app to sort of navigate with CATS is transit. Totally free, looks great and will show routes/detours/how to get from point A to B and will even tell you where to get off and what your connection is in real time!
Plus bikes/scooters/rideshare etc.
Android Link | iOS Link
Google Maps does not have any data in term of public transportation for Montpellier. I have no idea why.
You should use the TaM website or the Transit App (link for Android)
Enjoy the city and the sun !
>Tried to look up alternate transit home, but since I was so close to the train stop it's all Google maps would suggest
The grteasygo app is still available on the Play store (they seem to have abandoned it) and seems to work properly although it hasn't been updated in 16 months and the maps will not load unless you have gps on. There's also an app simply called Transit that works nicely and shows nearby stops and live bus/lrt locations.
I'd like to take this opportunity to flog my favourite bus riding app: Transit. It lets you send info to other users when you're on the bus, where it is. So you can get actual realtime info on where the busses are.
Regarding an app to track the busses, I highly recommend Transit app (Android & iOS)!
There's an app I use called Transit that works fairly well.
Also I take the 74 almost daily. It showing up on time can be a bit of a gong show (and it doesn't run often) but it'll get you to Ikea and back.
If this is the same app its also available on Android.
I'm an Uber driver who lives in "west midtown"(Berkeley Park). I use Google Maps for almost all navigation purposes such as finding places and walking/biking. For driving places I more-or-less use Waze exclusively. If you do get a car I highly recommend using it to avoid traffic.
This is a different app which I find a lot more intuitive and versatile to use!
I've used the Transit - Real-Time Transport Google Play app for more accurate timing. Winnipeg transit even has a webpage about their Open Data Web Service.
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.
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
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]
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
The "Transit App" is far above the best and most accurate transit app ever made. It's map view of current bus locations is indispensable.
I use Transit on iOS, and it's been serving me well with no ads. YMMV on Android though.
for those not using Apple products
There are a variety of them. I like Tranist myself: [link]
I use the app 'Transit' on Android and it's actually accurate and very informative.
Transit on Android has real time Green Line updates, think it's on iOS as well.
First off, I would suggest the Transit app rather than the SMART app. It's a lot more intuitive and has access to the same GPS data that you can get in the SMART app for real-time arrival information; the schedule is merely a suggestion for most SMART routes (If there is no GPS data available, it will revert back to the scheduled time) The app will also give you the best directions for where you're trying to go. I would suggest searching for the Rosa Parks Transit Center, as that's the most common place for all routes that go downtown to stop.
As for the payment troubles, I would suggest good ol' American cash. As u/daneslord mentioned, it's $2 for 4 hours (you have to ask the driver for a transfer after you pay. This will also get you on your subsequent busses) or $5 for the entire day (same deal with the transfer). If you want to buy a 7 or 31 day pass, the physical pass can be mailed to you or you can go to a physical location to get one (Oakland County - Wayne County). Rumor has it that mobile bus payments will be implemented in the near future, but I haven't heard any confirmation of when that will be.
A little bit of unsolicited advice: Make sure you know when your routes end for the day. In some cases, not leaving downtown by 8pm can lead to an expensive Uber back home; especially when there are transfers involved.
Seconded, this Transit app is the stuff.
If you are an Android user and have data on your phone, Transit: Real-time Transit App is the best option for you!
I like Transit.
Transit on the Play Store and the App Store
Lol that's it's name. Transit.
On Android so here's the Play Store link: [link]
If not it's on iOS too
Transit app also has amusing changelogs.
Yes, there are very many somethings like that for buses and the Red Line, in fact.
I used recommend Transit (Android, iOS) due to it's simple and elegant UI, but lately, I've been finding its predictions to be 5-10 minutes off. Now, I use NextBus (Android, iOS) for buses and the T's own online tracker for trains.
For Android users, Transit has by far the best UI I've seen for real-time info.
I like Transit. It seems most accurate in terms of real-time tracking.
Use this app
It's a transit app, and has this feature built in. Works pretty well.
This transit app makes figuring out the routes a little easier.
You will be fine with a $5 day pass once you are off the ferry. A local told me about this app that appears to show when the buses were coming.... [link]
I was in Victoria last month and there was no Car2Go, nor Evo. I did see Zipcar.
I see Modo serves Victoria too. [link]
The transit app has comment threads per route, they'd likely also have this information.
Bottom of the article has links, the app is called Transit
I’ve had great experiences with the transit app on iOS. They just launched an android app, [link]
I think Transit does something like this: [link]
Transit app is amazing to track the buses.
Available on iOS too.
Android version here.
Transit by far and it works in so many more cities as well.
Transit app for bus, train subway, etc. times and routes.
It really depends what you want to do with your device. Are you using it for work? Look into productivity apps like good todo, calendar, and personal organization apps.
Are you using your phone for gaming? Look into that.
Are you browsing social media? Check out the best alternatives.
You want to customize your device? Look at /r/androidthemes and related subs.
I'd say to start download the Google apps that you think you'll use. There are some surprising ones, so do a thorough search. Find a quality notes app(personally use Keep by Google, but it's not as powerful as some), as well as a good file manager as most Android phones don't come with one.
If you take transit I'd go with: [link] as it is generally much better than your cities.
[link] for scanning barcodes quickly for descriptions and price comparisons.
[link] for storing loyalty cards. definitely saves wallet space.
[link] if you use Telegram. It's a nicer version with more features.
[link] for granular battery statistics.
[link] for great alarm and sleep information.
[link] for device-to-device sharing and screen mirroring.
[link] for device cleaning. (Generally Android doesn't need an app like this, as it's built in cache and file maintenance is well integrated and messing with them may end up causing more battery drain. However, if you find your device getting inundated with lots of garbage files and cache, it is an option. Personally I use [link] to clean garbage off my phone.)
If you don't have a Pixel device, I highly suggest finding and sideloading the Gcam apk. Just do your research as you will need to find one tailored to your device.
And that's really all the startup suggestions I have. Just remember that there's always different stuff around that you haven't thought of. Do your research and browse places like this to find new ideas.
Enjoy your new Android!
I highly recommend this app:
Transit is bae. Android version.
You should try Transit!
Install the Transit app. It's much better than NextBus or SMS short codes.
The transit system is pretty simple - get the app
Check out the Rush games, lots of fun
Spadina Cres is a great place to walk/bike/run and people hang out on the sandbars in the summer
Downtown is pub central, Winston's has the best beer selection in the city and they fill growlers, The Woods is a neat place to hang out, local beer, decent menu.
Broadway has several neat pubs, The Burning Beard has great food.
A few fun places are Bartari thats our local vid game bar - go there, have beer, play retro (& new) consoles) and check out King Me the local board game cafe. Theres also Mana Bar they steam and have some wii's but overall less exciting than the other 2 options in that area.
Drink Local - 9milelegacy.com also www.prairiesun.ca & www.paddockwood.com/
this is all you need
I'll be relocating at approximately the same time and don't plan on bringing a car or buying one. At most, a VanMoof?
From the research I've been doing, it'd be beneficial to look to moving a transit-oriented development or at least close to a TRAX station, since the buses usually use these stations as [at least one of] their termini.
e.g. if I live at the apartments at Sandy Civic Center, I can:
take the 218 bus to the Super Target, the shopping mall, South Jordan FrontRunner Station, a place aptly called Asian City in SoJo, workplaces on River Front Pkwy, etc;
take the 201 to Rio Tinto Stadium (soccer), the Megaplex, Fashion Place Mall, Shopko, and Murray High School;
take the TRAX Blue Line to other TRAX stations and bus connections in Salt Lake City, so that's pretty limitless there.
As with any area, living without a car all depends on where you live and work. I fell in love with the idea after living in China and Japan briefly, either biking, walking, or utilizing public transit. While transit isn't fantastic in the States, SLC is one of the better cities for transit (minus Sundays).
Some redditors answered these questions for me a few months ago. /u/Mitchypoo said:
> If you're out past 11 you're essentially stranded with no way home, and what is normally a 10 minute drive can be turned into an hour commute. It's not perfect, but it works if you plan ahead.
This is where Uber and Lyft can definitely be useful.
> Everyone's talking about the transit system, which is pretty good...it's a fairly bikeable city with some caveats. The further you get from downtown (ie the more you get into suburbia) the harder, scarier, and more unsafe it becomes.
> I wouldn't say it's harder, scarier, or unsafe to ride in the suburbs. The streets are wider which is nice, although that does make the suburban sprawl more noticeable. There are more bike lanes, although some people park in them.
Get Transit on your smartphone. Shows all active lines, real time tracking, and step-by-step directions through the transit network. Get a FarePay card for a 40% discount on bus, 20% on rail.
Good luck! Hope this helps. This is just what I've learned as I prepare my move sometime early next year.
What does this do that Transit doesn't do?
I like Transit even more.
First thing to know is that none of the trolley lines go to the beach. One of them starts downtown and heads east. One of them starts downtown and heads south. One of them starts downtown and heads to the stadium, SDSU and beyond. That last one is the one you'd probably be taking the most, because it runs through the Mission Valley area.
Torrey Pines, in La Jollla, is a lovely beach. It's part of the state reserve for the Torrey Pine, a tree that only grows in San Diego. Directions As you can see, it won't be quick to get to from your hotel via public transportation.
Ocean Beach is the beach I take my friends and family to. The OB pier is the second longest pier on the west coast, going out almost 2000 feet into the ocean. There's a nice little cafe on the pier, and Hodad's (great burgers) is on the street leading up to the pier.
Mission Beach is north of OB. You have the ocean to the west of you, and the bay to the east of you, and just a block or so of land in between. Bay water isn't as clean as ocean water, but if you just want to relax on the sand without as many crowds, it's nice. That's where I'd take kids when I babysat them. Belmont Park is right there on the beach, with it's famous wooden roller coaster.
There are many more beaches, but those three are some of the most popular, and do span a good portion of the coastline.
The biggest problem is your hotel seems to be on the wrong side of the freeway for getting to the public transportation areas. You'll have to cross I-8 and then walk to the Mission Valley mall area to catch the trolley. That said, having taken the bus and trolley around San Diego for the majority of my life, I've found there's not a lot of places you can't get to via public transportation, and often times you've got multiple choices.
To get from my dad's house to my high school, I had 6 different ways to get there or home. From my dad's house to Comic-Con, there are 4 different buses within walking distance, which would take me to 2 different trolley stops (or I could just walk to one of the trolley stops, really).
Get a compass card and load it up with a day-tripper for as many days as you'll be in town, but not at the convention center. Depending on how long I'll be in town for the convention, I usually get either a 14 day pass, or two 4-day trippers. Super easy to use, keep the card, and use it whenever you're back in San Diego.
There will always be people willing to help you when you're taking the bus or trolley. The trolley stops are both announced, and displayed on the trolley, plus there are few enough of them that you can easily follow along on the map. The bus stops are sometimes announced, but any bus driver would be more than happy to let you know when you get to your particular stop, just ask them when you get on.
This app might help you with the buses and trolleys in San Diego when you're down there.
Transit App Android link
Personally, I prefer to use an app called Transit. It gives me times for all the bus and trolley stops around me.
Here you go: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/transit-subway-bus-times/id498151501
Google play store, it's just called Transit. Link here.
Pour ma part, j’utilise l’application Transit sur iPhone, elle existe sur les appareils android .
The Transit app is reliable and usable everywhere I have been in Ontario.
Is this it?
Try the Transit App if you're on Android. It's what I've been using for a few years, and it's way better.
Transit rules, here's the link:
Get some sneakers they make walking much faster and comfortable. (pro tip: sometimes nice socks make all the difference)
Get a monthly pass. buying the tickets as needed is way more expensive and a pass that gets you to Wilmington (Zone 3) will get you anywhere on the Bus and subway.
A book/phone/headphones are a must. It gives you an outlet to stare at when you make that weird eye contact with the person across the train as its pulling out of the station.
Sleep on the train on the way to work. Some people think this is weird but hey I get and extra 45 min of solid shuteye a day so they can think I am weird.
Get an MBTA app, the CR one isn't terrible and I recommend Transit for the subway and bus.
Don't force yourself onto a packed subway, its almost always better to wait for the next one and not be packed in like sardines.
Additionally, when taking the CR in peak hours keep walking there is almost always a half filled car when the front ones are packed.
It will initially be worse then driving, but every time you get frustrated with the T, just remember you could be sitting in Bumper to bumper traffic on 95.
If you have flex time at your work shift your work day so that you don't have to take the CR in peak hours.
I have found it is really helpful to have an optimistic view to taking the train. Explanation: My friend once said that 'The orange line is the best show in Boston. Where else can you see clowns, ring leaders, panhandlers, performers, and a woman with beard, for only $2.50? ' If you think about the train as a unfiltered place you get to people watch the true fabric of Boston, then the crazy guy screaming about the electromagnets is somewhat funny and interesting rather then annoying and sad. Maybe its empathy, or just understanding that we are all people and this is just water.
I think that is it. I will update, when i think of like 20 more as I am riding the T home tonight. Its really not that bad though.
Thank you for your reply. You mean this app?
This is the only icon you need for transit, at least here in DC
Might be too niche though. Anyone else use this app?
Try the Transit app, I've found it way better for bus and train than Google Maps
Sure thing, it's this one
I believe it might be this. [link]
Transit app also has some witty changlogs.
It's the best one I've tried out of many. Granular control and easy visual.
The one I use, actually shows where the bus is. And is generally right. [link]
Here's some informational resources I've compiled
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The main part of Hollywood you’d want to see is the Dolby/Chinese/El Capitan Theatre strip of Hollywood Blvd. Disney owns the last one and there’s a small store attached. It’s all right next to each other. You could take the Subway (Red line) for $1.75 from Union Station to see it all and more if you wanted to with its different stops (Pantages, Capital Records, etc.)
If you really want to do a tour of ‘Hollywood’ I’d recommend the Warner Bros studio tour. I’ve seen that tour walk into stages that are being used for shows, ABC/Freeforms The Fosters for example. They weren’t actually shooting when the tour went through tho. Universal Studios also has a tour that’s apart of the attraction lineup for the theme park, you don’t get off the tram tho unless you pay for the premium VIP experience. For the regular price of the theme park they still drive through pretty much the whole lot, on top of attractions built for the tram to drive through like King Kong.
You could even try to get audience tickets for a show. They’re free. Conan and Ellen comes to mind, tho Conan would probably be a lot easier to book than Ellen due to popularity. They both happen to shoot at WB
Edit: the LA area is designed around using a car, but this app should get you around. Universal has a Subway stop and WB should be a relatively quick bus ride away from it if you’re considering them. iOS and Android links:
I still get reasonably accurate route timings from the Transit app.
I have no idea whether it's "live" or using static schedules derived from paper. But the buses have arrived within a minute or two of their indicated time in the app.
LTC and LTC Live are still busted for me.
The app Transit has this feature. I about crapped my pants when a voice told me to get off the bus the first time.
Does the Transit app work?
Hmm, this one?
I use this app, but on iOS. [link]
Yes, This App is good.
First of all thank you so much!
What color do you mean in particular? That is true, the inverse of this is also kind of true. The transportation agency in their trip planner are using a layout more like option #1 instead of the waypoint one. So I am not sure what users will be expecting.
Hmm. That's fair but that being said the reason I went with that color is, because that's the main color of the transportation agency this app is about: [link] I'm not building it for them or anything like that so I have no obligation to keep it that color, but still would be nice because that's what the users are familiar with.
Do you have any suggestions? Originally I wanted the bars to correspond to the bus colors, but only the 5 light rail lines have colors (blue, orange, yellow, red, green) and buses have no colors. So should pick my own palette and just use the same color regardless of line?
Do you mean for the solid bars or the dash bars as well? The dots/lines look kind of too bold right now, I can probably tone that down.
That's a good question. And really you can totally use Google Maps. It has near by stops (although sometimes you have to zoom in right where the bus stop to see it), it has directions, and if you dig far enough you can get real-time arrivals. That being said my app is a lot more focused and that information is available in fewer clicks. In addition to that my app has a built in strobe light (so your bus driver doesn't drive by you in dark conditions), it has a shortcut to the agency's bus tickets app, it has twitter integration from the transport agency, and I also have planned a few features that aren't available in Google Maps or Transit. I think Transit or Moovit and local apps will be my main competition, because they are doing what I'm doing but probably better.
That is very true. I was constantly looking up stuff while doing this, but it would be nice to have a start to finish tutorial to see the workflow.
Sure thing. I uploaded the files, here is layout 1: [link] and layout 2: [link] I'm not familiar with that website so it doesn't work, I can try uploading it somewhere else.
Thank you for the advice! :)
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 - I live in Canada and this has to be the best app I've used to track when the bus/streetcar/train is coming.
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..
Use Transit app, check where the bus currently is on the map, then decide to walk or not.
Android | iOS
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".
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.
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.
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?
This app will give you push notifications for stuff like that.
Have you tried this?
I haven't noticed it being very data intensive at all. And it's insanely accurate.
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
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.
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).
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 use transit, works great for me!
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.)
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.
Had a moto360 since release in the UK, in the past week i've loaded these apps and it's really changed the way I use the watch:
Transit - Open this up on the watch and it'll show me when the busses are arriving when standing at the stop (my morning bus stop doesn't have a display). The Citimapper app works well for full directions, haven't tried transit for that yet.
Randomly remind - Using it to remind me to get up and walk around 10 times a day while at work. I have blood pressure issues and this helps a lot with it.
Muzei - Rotating wallpapers on the watch, the watch face is decent, but I've never asked for much in a watch face.
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.
The app is "Transit" on Google Play: [link]
How about [link]
The best transit schedule app!! TRANSIT
Thanks. For my fellow Android users: [link]
Transit (Android, iOS) also works very well for this. And is has an Apple Watch app :)
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.
Transit App is excellent for both iPhone and Android.
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
Transit is my favorite Android app for checking RTD stops: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thetransitapp.droid
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.
Assuming you have data, get Transit App
While not specifically an NJ app per say, Transit has been invaluable for me.
NJ Transit MyTix
NJ Parks & Forests Guide
Use transit. I've been using it for years and I found it way better than the other one. Here's a link if you have an android. [link]
LOL. Calgary Transit can never do anything themselves... This is exactly the same shit as "Transit App" which I've used for 2 years already.
Trip planning, looking up schedules and real-time bus arrivals on the go just got easier! Available today for IOS or Android. is our *very own Calgary Transit App* – Powered by Transit App. The new app lets you look up nearby stops, look up schedules, route maps and trip plan from one screen. *