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

By Samuel Vermette
Supported Devices : All , iPad 2 3G , , iPad 2 Wifi , , iPad 3G , , , , , , , iPad 4th Gen , iPad 4th Gen 4G , , , iPad Mini , , , , iPad Mini 4G , , , , , , , , , , iPad 3rd Gen , iPad 3rd Gen 4G , , , iPad Wifi , iPhone , iPhone 3G , iPhone 3GS , iPhone 4 , iPhone 4S , , iPhone 5 , iPhone 5C , , , iPhone 5S , , iPhone6 , , iPhone6 Plus , , iPod Touch 4th Gen , iPod Touch 3rd Gen , iPod Touch with Microphone , iPod Touch , iPod Touch 5th Gen , iPod Touch 4th Gen , , , , , , , ,

Release Notes

4/10/2017 | Version : 4.1.6 | Size : 83.7 MB
NEW: tweaked a thing!!!
NEW: added a gizmo!!!
NEW: fixed a pixel!!!
NEW: okay we admit it there isn’t much in this update except for bug fixes we’re sorry

Except for our lucky lettered line subway riders in NYC... to all y’all good samaritans crowdsourcing your vehicle locations with GO, we’ll now show your monthly + lifetime stats on how many riders you’ve helped. Just tap the big green smiley button in the top left. We’ll also show you what your GO crowdsourcing rank is (!!!) since some of you aren’t happy just being “good samaritans.” You’ve gotta be the best samaritans.

At any rate, that’s all for this update! Thanks for your patience. Enjoy the bug fixes and rate us five stars if you believe in unconditional love.

(And if your love is conditional, please rate us five stars and leave your conditions in the comments.)

Love you always,

3/14/2017 | Version : 4.1.5 | Size : 83.0 MB
Our hands were freezing. Our toes were freezing. Even our in-app GO departure times were freezing. So we went somewhere to thaw them all out.

INTRODUCING: Transit Release Notes, Louisiana edition.

That’s right y’all. Your Canadian compadres went south this winter. Deep south. Into the swamp. Into the humidity. Into the land formerly (but also contemporarily) known as New Orleans. For no other reason than to defrost our bugs, heat up our jokes and maybe catch some Mardi Gras beads along the way.

We prowled the streets of New Orleans. We rode the St. Charles streetcar. We stood fast on the neutral ground, drank bourbon on Bourbon and spoke French on Frenchman. We hit somebody in the face with a packet of beads but steadfastly maintain it was an “accident.”

As our weary eyes dilated, we noticed that the map view was wonky. Zooming in and out without your permission. What nonsense. We blew on the map like an N64 cartridge and are happy to report it’s now totally fine. And so are the issues with GO, which was draining more battery than it should have been, but now drains exactly as much battery as was intended all along.

Neighbors in Florida! Where y’at? Sunkissed (but beadless) we’ve rewarded your proximity to NOLA with 3 new transit lines: Votran (Daytona Beach), SunRail (Orlando) and the Delray Beach Trolley. Neighbors in NYC! Okay you are not our neighbors but we love you regardless. You’ve now got agency-provided real-time for the NQRW + BD lines, while we continue to crowdsource real-time for the remaining lettered lines in your big, beautiful, worm-ridden apple.

What else? You thought it was over? Oh no. Here at Transit New Orleans, we have one rule and one rule only: laissez les bug fix rouler.

-Fixed issues with VoiceOver accessibility (we now specify if a departure is in real-time)
-Fixed issues with saved locations (we now show them on the map, for easier trip planning)
-Fixed issues where release notes would never end (they now definitely do)

Rate us five stars because we tried to open a gator wrangling business while we were here and OH MY GOD IT’S ABOUT TO CHOMP OFF MY ELBO----

2/16/2017 | Version : 4.1.4 | Size : 82.0 MB
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:

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.


“You won't realize how much time you can save planning until you use this app” - LA Times
“Killer app” - WSJ
"MBTA has a favorite transit app — and it's called Transit" - Boston Globe

Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Navigate your city’s public transit system with accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders... all presented in a clear, bold interface. Public transport not cooperating? Easily request an Uber, reserve a car2go, or grab the closest bike share.

1) See real-time arrivals for nearby buses and trains instantly upon launch.
2) Watch your transit vehicle approaching on a map in real-time*
3) Compare options with powerful A to B trip plans using real-time data.
4) Launch GO for step-by-step navigation when you’re on an unfamiliar route or want to nap/read/space out.*
5) Receive departure alarms and stop notifications as well as prompts to pick up the pace in GO.*
6) Get push notifications if service disruptions will affect your commute.
7) View transit schedules and route itineraries—even when you’re offline!
8) Locate bike share stations, see the number of bikes available, pay for passes, and unlock bikes (in select cities).
9) Check ETA (and surge) for nearby Ubers, and book in two taps.
10) View availability and book cars with car2go and other local car-share services.

*continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

“Your app was the deciding factor in selling my car”
“Blows Google Maps out of the water.”
"Probably the best thing on my phone, no joke."
“The head of our local transit agency recommended this app over the one her agency created.”
"Truly ingenious work here. Honestly, these guys should be in charge of actual public transportation itself."

Transit works in 125+ cities across North America and Europe (see USA list below).

Ann Arbor
Baltimore (MTA*, RTA, Charm City Circulator*)
Boston (MBTA*, Massport, MetroWest RTA, Brockton Area Transit (BAT), Lowell RTA, Plymouth & Brockton S. R. Co., CATA)
Chicago (CTA*, Pace, Metra, NICTD)
Eau Claire
Fort Myers
Grand Rapids*
Hampton Roads
Hartford (CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Kansas City
Las Vegas*
Los Angeles (Metro*, OCTA*, Metrolink, LADOT*, Omnitrans, RTA, Burbank Bus, Torrance Transit Foothill Transit*, Big Blue Bus*, Beeline*)
Miami (MDT*, BCT, Palm Tran*, Tri-Rail)
Minneapolis-Saint Paul*
New Orleans*
New York City (NYC Subway*, MTA Buses*, LIRR*, Metro-North*, NJ Transit*, PATH, SI Ferry, NICE*, Bee-Line, RI Tram, NY Waterway, AirTrain, CTTransit, CTFastrak*)
Philadelphia (SEPTA*, NJ Transit*, PATCO)
Salem, OR
Salt Lake City*
San Antonio
San Diego (MTS*, NCTD*)
San Francisco (BART*, MUNI*, Caltrain*, AC Transit*, VTA*, County Connection*, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, Sonoma County Transit, Healdsburg Transit, Cloverdale Transit, Marin Transit)
Seattle (Metro Transit*, City of Seattle*, King County Marine Division, Sound Transit*, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Tours, Everett Transit)
St. Louis*
Washington DC (DC Metro / Bus*, DC Circulator*, Ride On*, Arlington Transit*, Fairfax Connector, MTA, VRE*, PRTC)

* Uses real-time predictions & vehicle locations for some or all routes.


Transit App also works in 50+ other cities around the world. View select cities below and the full list at

+26 more

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

The best. (4.1.4)
3/14/2017 8:49:00 AM 5/5 By MarfValensbee
Aside from the fact that this app literally saved my life while trying to navigate the unreliable busses and trains of San Francisco, you should download it just to read the hilarious update descriptions! They make my day every time :)

Only Works 1% of the Time (4.1.4)
3/13/2017 2:16:00 PM 1/5 By ㅎㅋㅎㅋㅎㅋㅎㅋㅎ커미노
Never accurate.

Sometimes (4.1.4)
3/12/2017 3:22:00 PM 3/5 By Kittycatcat
When it works, it is great. However I am standing outside in 12 degree weather and it has told me twice that a bus was here. Nope

Times are not exact needs updating especially on weekends (4.1.4)
3/11/2017 11:13:00 AM 2/5 By T- Banga
Regardless if the app is refreshed or not. Times are still wrong in certain areas. Sometimes it'll say the bus is coming or should be there in an appropriate time. No bus has showed up. This is not an repetitive issue. Just certain bus stops will say different times and single digit weather is no excuse for a bus to say two different times and not show up at all

Decent (4.1.4)
3/10/2017 11:44:00 AM 3/5 By Nikki8978
It works well and serves its purposes, but it often kicks me out of the app and bring me back to home screen for no reason at all.

Good (4.1.4)
3/9/2017 7:48:00 PM 4/5 By Lingo1991
Has all in one which I like, but not quite accurate you have to give it a 5-8 minutes window. But really well designed and easy to operate.

It's time estimations are always wrong (4.1.4)
3/9/2017 6:39:00 PM 2/5 By ListenerWes
I can't tell you how many times I've missed a bus and been late because this app tells me to leave for the bus stop in 15 minutes and when I get there it says I missed the bus and to wait another hour. The curb in front of my apartment building is the bus stop. The bus never came. How could I have missed it? This app is terrible.

Not accurate (4.1.4)
3/9/2017 3:35:00 PM 2/5 By gz18
Sometimes it says the next train isn't for 44 minutes. Really unreliable

Worst application (4.1.4)
3/9/2017 2:23:00 PM 1/5 By Raj......boss
one of the worst application i have seen ever. I have seen from last 5 months it never shows proper timing in long island. when it shows 10 minutes to go then bus will come in 5 minutes there are lots of chances to miss the bus. Today (march 9, 2017) this application was showing me 3 buses to go at 15:53, 16:01 and 16:22 for 179 st subways Jamaica from lakeville road, new hyde park, ny. I decided to take 16:01 when i check at 15:55 it shows only one bus at 16:22. there no bus at 16:01. I went to grocery store cross the street and that (....) bus came at 15:59... anyone can check schedule of that bus.

Love it (4.1.4)
3/9/2017 11:36:00 AM 5/5 By Natrose1234
Helps me out! Really accurate

Misleading incorrect train schedule (4.1.4)
3/8/2017 9:51:00 PM 1/5 By Mjw285
Transit doesn't understand train closures. It told me to wait for a train that doesn't run on weekends, wasting an hour and a half of my time plus the cost of a wasted subway fare. The maps are pretty, but the routing doesn't work.

release notes are full of gibberish — deleted it (4.1.4)
3/8/2017 12:38:00 PM 3/5 By ZipCuke
Didn't have info for my town anyway. High marks for supporting transit but low marks for abusing the reader, hence 3 stars.

Another failed real time location system. (4.1.4)
3/7/2017 7:04:00 PM 1/5 By FoxMcWeezer
Why am I the only one providing real time data for lettered trains? Anytime I look up a train, I get "scheduled location"

Awesome! (4.1.4)
3/7/2017 6:18:00 PM 5/5 By Phoware
Everything you want for NYC. Wish I'd found it sooner!

Only subway app you need (4.1.4)
3/7/2017 4:18:00 PM 5/5 By UKtoUStoUK
Really nice app. The commute hour notifications are well managed.

Time (4.1.4)
3/7/2017 10:12:00 AM 1/5 By Nenedarb
This app does not give accurate time when either the bus or train comes.

Could be good (4.1.4)
3/7/2017 6:53:00 AM 2/5 By BostonHack12
if it had good data. Downloaded app while sitting at train station. App only shows train 807 in 50 minutes and not train 906 from stoughton that was coming in 10 minutes. Since it doesn't show schedule info you have to trust what this shows you, even when it's wrong.

Not very useful in NYC (4.1.4)
3/6/2017 8:25:00 AM 2/5 By TrixieRollo
This app has never given me accurate train arrivals times on any (subway) train in NYC. The bus times do match up to the bus schedules but the actual arrival times still varies. The app does look nice though.

Unreliable (4.1.4)
3/6/2017 8:17:00 AM 3/5 By Charliiealexisdaniel92
This app needs to be updated , a lot of times the times are wrong or it says the A train is coming and the D would arrive

Great app but... (4.1.4)
3/6/2017 7:39:00 AM 4/5 By *emo kid*
This app works great to suit my needs. I love that it updates live rather than having to manually refresh the page and I also love the updates in case I need to take an alternative route to my destination. However, this app has a high tendency to crash, whether it's running in the background or if I have it open on my screen. Sometimes I don't even realize it until I'm getting close to my stop. Please look into this, I don't know if anyone else is having similar problems.

Best transportation app (4.1.4)
3/5/2017 11:29:00 AM 5/5 By Hunter4001
I use this app everyday. I get rush hour alerts re:delays. Know the subway times are usually off by about a min. Love that it has jersey bus/rail/path info

Other Direction? (4.1.4)
3/4/2017 3:25:00 PM 3/5 By TR_Brooklyn
I like this app but I cannot figure out how to change the direction of the bus.

quality has gone down (4.1.4)
3/4/2017 10:00:00 AM 3/5 By evelna
This app used to be my go to, now it's just inaccurate and frustrating to deal with. Giving me false hope that my bus is near.. pls fix the accuracy of it.

Like traveling with an NYC native! (4.1.4)
3/3/2017 2:10:00 PM 5/5 By episcopalpatrick
Thus app allows you to travel in NYC easily and confidently. Calculates walking times, knows the trains, routes, timetables, station platforms, and delays. Gives you all direction. You look and feel like you were born I the metro!

Very useful for local commuting and those who travel (4.1.4)
3/2/2017 8:34:00 PM 5/5 By makfan
A friend suggested this app and it has been my go to app for commuting. I also travel often and it automatically loads new cities when I need them. When San Francisco Muni had problems with real time data they activated crowd sourcing and it helped a lot.

Useless (4.1.4)
3/2/2017 3:49:00 PM 1/5 By Blagoblag
Are all these reviews paid? Transit has never—NEVER—had an accurate bus prediction. I've yet to use this app and not watch the timer tick down to zero and no bus shows up. USELESS

Great (4.1.4)
3/1/2017 9:23:00 PM 5/5 By SarahBoBarah27
Been using this app for 2+ years over multiple cities and I cannot recommend it enough. The "estimated arrival" times are more accurate than what I've found in proprietary apps developed by the transit agencies themselves. I also like seeing where the train is on the line and that you can see how recent that data was sent. Fantastic app!

NY Transit App Lover (4.1.4)
3/1/2017 8:13:00 PM 5/5 By Dominique Nia
This app is by far my favorite. I've looked so long for an app that's so precise and it's this one . Never wrong and the GPS that shows transits in your area best feature hands down it has saved me many times . I know when to walk faster if I'm trying to be on time or if I can take my time . It definitely makes my life easier.

Eh (4.1.4)
3/1/2017 7:45:00 AM 2/5 By Deb33221
Worked really well up until a couple days ago. It was my go-to app. Bus lines are not appearing correctly now.

Put New Jersey Transit back on this at app (4.1.4)
3/1/2017 6:48:00 AM 1/5 By A kid from New Jersey
This app was a big help for people who live in New Jersey idk why you took down the whole New Jersey transit but you need to put it back up here app getting three thumbs down 👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾

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