Chriscrystal84 - I LOVE this app but just a suggestion
I really LOVE this app I use it ALL OVER the United States when I've traveled in/to Las Vegas, NV to Florida to NYC, I've recommend it to many of my friends throughout the States even in Hawaii.
I think it would be neat to "ADD" to the app a route of our own from "Loc-A to Loc-B" besides what's offered, to see at times which way may be more economical in timeframe. I know many many routes of traveling from using the (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) SFMTA - The Bay Area/Golden Gate, (Regional Transportation Authority) RTC/Duce - Sin City, (Regional Transit Authority of Tennessee) RTA - Music City, and (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) MTA - The Big Apple, etc. You get the point.
The way I go at times is much faster even if I have to transfer alot it doesn't bother me, but it never pops up. I have to calculate backwards & forwards, guesstimate and hope I get it right. In addition, sometimes just sometimes we should also be able to add delays or if the bus is ahead of schedule. Ex: If something happened on the road that's delaying the buses but really has nothing to do with mechanical issues or if a bus is running behind or ahead of schedule so that perhaps other people who are using the app may find alternate routes to their location(s) instead of looking like a slow loris perplexed waiting for a bus that may have or may not have pass by.
Amazingbosscoffee - Pay Close Attention
This app is essential for my travel to and from college. I've noticed however that the time it tells you to leave is way too late every time, and I end up missing the bus by a minute or two. Even leaving earlier than the recommended departure, I will miss the bus. Not only that, but it has no way of alerting you when you've taken the wrong bus. It says "Unplanned Detour" which is really inconvenient for someone new to public transport who doesn't know the stops for other buses. You'll believe you're on the right bus and there IS a detour, maybe because the stops are correct up until a certain point when really the app just can't track you because you're obviously not on the route of the bus you were supposed to take. Please find a way to fix this. I don't know if you could make some sort of route recognition that would know if you've taken an actual detour or if you're simply on the wrong bus. On top of that, it gave me an estimated arrival at my destination, changed to a half hour later. All when the bus was the WRONG bus. Why on earth would there be an estimated arrival for that, if the bus is never getting there in the first place?
Baaboop! - Apathy by 1000 cuts
I used to like this app better, and still want to like it, but it’s slowly wearing me out. I know that it is a 3rd party app and is only reliant on the information it obtains from local transportation agencies, yet if that information isn’t reliable, then this app isn’t reliable. I’ve read some of their responses to other reviews and I think it’s a cop-out for them to just say “sorry, we’re a third party app.” I’m sure its frustrating to rely on unreliable information from agencies like the notoriously inept mta (which will say on the marquee that a train is coming in three minutes for over five minutes or longer), and I hope their sources of information get better. In the meantime, be aware that this app isn’t that reliable, especially with bus schedules. The times listed are frequently wrong, it will say buses are coming that never show up, and the most annoying to me is that they will show a bus icon “in real time” on the map, on its way to your stop, then suddenly, it will disappear. What happens to these phantom buses? I still leave super early to give myself time for bus and train delays because I know I can’t rely on any posted info. The dream, though, is still that, one day, one of these apps will be good enough that I can save myself some time while still making it to school and work on time. Unfortunately, they’re still not there and whether or not it’s the apps fault or the mta’s fault, whats the difference?
Abso12345! - Houston area
I mainly take the metro to get to and from the University of Houston. Downloaded this app around a year ago or two, its pretty great at showing me the nearest line to where I’m trying to leave from. It’s also pretty great letting you know if you’ll have to take a second bus and showing the walking distance to actually get to your destination. It even shows you the estimated time it would take if you took an Uber or Lyft. As a student I wanna make sure to arrive to my classes on time, so it’s great being able to see my options. Honestly much better than just looking at google maps imo. I’m not giving it a full 5 starts just because sometimes the bus will arrive either earlier or later then the time it gives you but that’s understandable it’s not always going to be 100% accurate. I get that same issue even when I use the cities official metro text service, where it sends the time schedule for the bus, like I said not going to ever be 100% because there’s a lot of other factors one needs to take into account like traffic etc. overall I would recommend this app to anyone not familiar with their local metro service like if your knew to the city or just taking the metro for the first time, it comes in handy if you want to make sure you’re getting on the right bus.
RequiredNickname888 - Great App
This app has helped me so much this summer to navigate the city. I think it’s clever that it uses other riders to help locate the buses in real time. The issues I have riding the buses are mainly with the Nashville bus system than with this app. One thing I wish were better is if the app gave extra warning or let you know the bus stop is on the opposite side of the road. I’ve found myself with not enough time to cross the street, watching the bus I wanted zoom by. I also have issues planning a route on occasion. I have to refresh multiple times to see all possible routes because the app only shows 3 at a time. It’s also not always possible to see when the next buses are coming once you’re at the navigation page, in case I like the route, but want to take the next pass. It is also not possible to edit a route once you start, which would be great if I wanted to get off at a different stop. Lastly, it takes way too long for the app to figure out the bus I’m waiting for is never going to show up. It just keeps updating the arrival time for the bus, making me believe the bus will be there, while I should be looking for a different way home. Other than that, it’s a great app, works better than google maps, and has saved me multiple times!
At least it's free - The more I use, the more I wish there was an alternative
The reason I use transit is proximity transit activity. It takes intimate knowledge of the transit system to fillin what transit won’t tell you because it is behind a paywall. Once I find the bus, I bring up a better routing app to plan the trip. So what is transit so deficient at? Lousy routing, can’t do trips for less walking. It won’t show you transit options at your destination. This may not seem like much of an issue, but if you’re reliant on shared mobility transportation, planning the next leg is important. This means Transit expects riders to be making simple, no transfer riding. Another terribly deficient is what’s running, either real-time information or if you reach the end of a route and need to verify that the bus for return is indeed running. Transit makes this quite difficult and doesn’t make it easy to find. Another problem with transit is they don’t use feedback and do their best to deflect the users issues to someone else. Deflecting customers is evidence of a “not our problem culture.” An example of this is missing real-time arrival information. It shows in other apps that use the same telemetry, at the same time. Transit support blames this on the transit providers. I seriously doubt that anything improves with subscription, it’s the same company culture.
MsQueenn - Unintuitive Redesign
I like the crowd-sourcing feature and being able to watch the bus approaching in real time, but the redesign makes for a super frustrating app. It takes too many taps and swipes to navigate that aren’t all obvious. For instance, checking the complete schedule of a Line while currently in a GO session. It’s not very obvious that you have to swipe down the GO session to get to the schedule list of nearby lines.
And I liked how previously, on the same line, you could see the ETA of the next bus as well as what time that would be. Now you HAVE TO look at the full schedule to then get only the bus arrival times and not ETA. It’s a broken experience and quite annoying at that.
My other issue with the new full schedule list is that the earlier bus times were removed. I actually found it useful to see which arrivals have already passed. At least seeing one or two past arrivals would be helpful.
Please incorporate these features back into the app so I could give the star rating this app really deserves. I use it every day and hate to have less than an awesome experience.
BR3 BR3 F***** - About y’all’s buses
Sometimes the last bus will come early an sometimes the last bus will go another route so they don’t have to pick up anyone so they can hurry and get their route over with I’ve seen it happen a couple of times or they will put bus not in service and that’s so so not right at all there is a lot of people that get off of work 1am to 2am an after a long day of work gotta sleep outside at the bus stop because some driver’s doesn’t wanna do their job right..... y’all say metro is friendly and that is such a lie y’all have drivers that has attitude problems an if they don’t like you for whatever reason they really will pass you up they don’t know if that person is going to work to a dr appointment an they make people late because they bring their personal issues to work with them or hold the pass against people we are all adults why can’t they act like they are an adult instead of a child my 13 year old act way better than some of your drivers an has better respect and manners than some of your drivers....!!!!!!
Ash-01 - Amazing app, I literally use it everyday
This app has been through my ups and downs; from moments to when I needed to view if it was worth running to catch the bus when i’m running late to moments where i have enough time sit down and plan a trip and see what transfer bus im going to take. Transit is the best thing ever invented and it’s very user friendly. I decided to pay for their annual membership because I wanted to help support a free app in which i use constantly and doesn’t fail me. I love the feature where we can see the buses real time movements if another Transit user presses ‘Go’. I also like how I can see what time i’m going to get to my destination while i’m riding the bus. My county also has two types of bus companies (one for the county and one for the metropolitan area) and this app has both companies all in one app. If i didn’t have Transit I would’ve had to use tow different websites which can sometimes not work properly. Thank you Transit team and thank you for the funny commentary under the “What’s new?” section on the app store
Mikki Troubles - Always useful, reliable, and fantastic customer service!!
I have been using the Transit app for quite a few years. I live in Brooklyn, NY and have always used it to travel all over the 5 boroughs. I prefer Transit over the MTA website and other apps, as I have always found it to be the most helpful, as it always provided me with the most efficient route to where I needed to go, and it was more accurate than any other website or app when it came to bus times, subway times, etc.
I also recently needed to contact their customer service to ask for help with something. Not only did they get back to me super quickly, they went above and beyond to provide me with what I needed (and then some!) without hesitation, and were very polite and professional.
I also appreciate their honesty and transparency around their new upgrade and having to charge for it. I also feel that their prices are reasonable and affordable. They are also very understanding and honor their word and offers!
MiniDeathclaw - New Royale system
So I see there is a new system for the app upcoming. I have been using the app since I was a freshman in high school and am currently a junior, this App has been pretty accurate as new schedules are established but the new system will unfortunately make it difficult for students like myself to navigate using the app, seeing limited busses and may make it almost as inconvenient as using the papers distributed on the metros for their schedules. I do understand that this may become costly for the developers over time to run the app and I am fine with ads such as little bars on the top of the screen that roll but aren’t obnoxiously in the way but enough to gather funds from users that don’t have sufficient funds (teenagers/poor adults) to receive reliable; accurate times of the busses and keep the ability to see future busses later that day or other days. But I would like to thank the developers of having an app I was able to use for a few years now and it has been great for navigation thus very useful when you are trying to get around without a vehicle in the city.
Robiedo - Used to be more accurate
First, thanks to the developer for responding to my original review. I’m not sure what good screen shots would do, but here’s a specific example from last week Monday, morning: I got to the bus stop and checked your app for the arrival of the next bus. It said 19 minutes and that the last bus had gone through four minutes earlier. Instead if waiting such a long time, I opted to jump in a shared bike that happened to be parked nearby. No sooner than I’d pedaled all of a mile (about five minutes later) and, whoosh, the bus goes flying by. All of relevant buses appearing in the schedule were displaying with the GPS tracking indicator, but none of the times was accurate. Maybe you could query Valley Transit about their useless signalling.
I have relied upon this app in the Phoenix metro area for going on two years and consider it an essential part of my commute and even incidental use of public transit. However, it seems that recently it’s less accurate, even for buses that are supposedly being tracked with GPS. I’ll keep using it, because I really like its user interface and features, but I’m hoping, a lot, that the accuracy of arrival times improves—soon.
WhiskeyTang - Too much junk. Too slow to load
There is way too much going on in this app. I was using an app called Swiftly to get San Francisco BART times for my commute and the Transit app company must have bought them out because Swiftly no longer works and gives a link to this app.
Okay, so I gave it a shot. Firstly, the app opens onto a map view with a bunch of bus/train and other transit stops dotted all over it and there’s no way to navigate to a particular station until the data loads. This is really frustrating for me because sometimes I like to check the train times when I’m already at the station in case the first train that comes is crowded, I can decide if it’s worth waiting for the next train or squeeze in with the crowd. The station I use is underground with poor reception and no GPS so I can’t actually use the app to quickly check train times because the map data has to load to be able to navigate in the app!
I used Swiftly because I need an app to quickly look at train times for a particular station. This Transit app is bloated and slow and it was too difficult to set it up in a way that quickly gave me the information I wanted. I’m very sad that they bought out and took away a competing app that was better.
I use EasyBART now and I pray these guys don’t buy them out next
Kaliya689 - Normally it’s a decent app to use but it’s been very buggy lately
I use this app everyday to get to work, I tend to get on the first buses in the morning on a bus line that has terrible service in my area. So I consistently have the app on so I can make sure I’m not late and make the time to get to my bus stop on time or try to pull out my emergency Uber ride money if there’s a major delay. But lately the times has not been accurate usually the app has been two or three minutes off in the morning or more if I’m downtown because of all the drivers. I never have too much of a problem. But this week? I’ve basically been having to basically run like hell to make sure I’ve made it to my bus on time. Only to be there waiting out of breath and my bad ankle aching for a bus that’s not coming for another 10-20 minutes. It keeps occurring and it’s not my bus that’s the issue because I know many people at my job have been dealing with similar issues this past week. Also usually if the time seems mistaken you can pull up the map to see where the bus is only problem is that it hasn’t been showing me that for the week either. So it’s like I’m consistently doing the most just not to risk being late, only to sit there looking stupid and losing more of what sleep I can get.
Rockybalnoahh - Non existing busses late busses. Liar app
Horrible. The VERY ONLY REASON I use this app is because it’s the most seemless one. I’ve received marks at my job for being late and trusting this app have missed other rides because of this app. If you want to get anything done this app works MAYBE 30% of the day the rest of the day it will literally say bus arriving. Then just skip the bus and go to the next bus which is 30 minutes away. It’s so bad it’s almost a scam. It’s almost as if this app wants you to have a messed up day. Came to write a bad review but see I already have one in the previous paragraph(good job past me) this app still remains trash. Gps is an outdated tech that any basic company should have figured out. Literally sitting down for a bus that goes from 23 minutes all the way to zero. Watch it traveling on the map. Then when it gets to zero minutes remaining the bus disappears, like magic. Luckily today I’m doing nothing important. Had I been on my way to work I’d have been late. If you use this app leave for work an hour ahead of what it says. Because this app is straight up lying to you half the time . I’ve used this app for years and never has the experience gotten better
Ashley3793 - Was a 10 star before update.
For the past two year I have thoroughly enjoyed your app. Unfortunately that ends today. I understand that you are trying to keep up to date with the advancement in technology but does that need to sacrifice the quality of the app? The app is done beautifully. The colors are vibrant and the advancements are enjoyable; but it’s not reliable anymore. I use to be able to pin point the exact time I would make it to my destination. Literally. I was able to press on a stop on the line and see what other train or buses run in that area. I was also able to then see their arrive time and predict which route would be faster to me. A for some reason that all has vanished over night. The app was so amazing that I made sure that everyone I’ve ever come in contact with downloaded the app; as well as many tourists. I live in New York city so the train are extremely important to us as well as the ability to predict our arrive time. In a city that is heavy controlled by delays of “train traffic ahead” or “sick passengers” we rely on apps like yours to help us get through the subway storms and to our destination quickly and safely. You can change the formula but please don’t sacrifice the quality.
Benjamin from CA - Widget issues. Please read.
Update to my original review. If you have already updated to the new version of the transit app and suffer from the issues I mentioned below remove the modern widget from your screen, and reboot and the old widget should reappear. At least in my case it took a couple of reboots but once it reappeared it has stayed. Hopefully this will get resolved in the next version. My original review is below explaining the situation.
As of version 5.9.0 they have taken away the classic widget that provided the nearby departures for your location without opening the app. The modern widget they replaced it with not only fails to provide this information but it is also set up with a color scheme that is not accessible for people with visual impairments as well as the elderly who may be dealing with contrast issues between colors. Why they believe that light green text on a medium green background is a good idea I do not know. Lastly for users of the voiceover screen reader the buttons inside of the widget for the most part are not labeled. If the issues I mentioned above affect you I strongly recommend not upgrading.
PoofyKitty - Love it when riding the busses
This app is great! Not only does it help me get a better ETA when I’m going somewhere but it makes sure I get there at the time I want to be there. Personally enjoy seeing the map show where my bus currently is and the notifications to remind you when to get off is very helpful.
Prefer to give 4.5 stars because I do have some feedback for improvements if the team sees my review. I just recently bought a Apple Watch and I know it has compatibility with the app but I was somewhat disappointed. I was expecting a smaller menu on the app so you may pick from a list of favorites and have the app give you the ASAP option for when you go. So when I’m on the bus or waiting instead of looking at my phone to see when my bus is arriving by the minutes or when to get off I could look at the watch and see oh it’s going to be here in 4min I should look out for it. And I should be off in 2 stops... I think just a minimalist menu be nice not just nearby line options. If it had this I would give 20stars!
Caseypenk - Super helpful with public transit
I’ve been looking for an app to help me track public transit times (specifically, NYC subway and bus times). I’ve been using mapping apps to do this for a long time but they don’t always have accurate arrival times.
Transit is specifically designed around public transit and shows you local stops on subway, train, and bus lines. The best feature is the ability to have it track your bus or train in real-time so other people can see it’s actual position. Really a game-changing feature when you consider how often the official arrival times are off or just difficult to find. My only complaint is that if you get on a bus that doesn’t show up on the MTA’s app (for technical reasons) then your bus won’t shop up in the Transit app, even when you turn on real-time tracking. Hopefully they fix this issue soon.
Very satisfied with these app as it really does the best job of helping you track bus, subway, and train times.
RachelRiannaT - Great app to use for travel ( concerned about this tho)
Ya’lls app is pretty great! I have used it ever since I upgraded my phone 4 months ago 💯😎 Really helpful with bus trips, train trips and travel in general! 💯 This app is almost perfect 🤩👌🏾My concern is when I opened the app today and saw a notification saying ( I will have access to to nervy lines and times until September 13th) PLEASE DON’t TELL ME YA’LL ARE PULLING THE “MONEY CARD” ON US USERS FROMS YEARS AGO TO NOW!! Please don’t make the mistake of making people pay money just to see lines and times, that’s stupid, that should be free for everyone, otherwise your app would be useless to download, I beg ya’ll to think on this, your app is good the way it is, and a lot of people rely on it for travel, including me who is a college student who commutes 💯 Please don’t be “greedy” like other apps and take away the reason why people down load this app in the first place 😭💯 Tour app is great, if you haven’t done that change to this app by then and beyond I would gladly give a full five star rating 💯😎 PROMISE 💯💯 Thank you for reading 💯
Eelaynem - definitely a one stop shop
I’m from the DC metro area but I go to college in NYC and I use the same app in both places, it works accurately in either city. If you’re serious about shaving minutes off your commute then I don’t really know what your needs are, but as someone who just wants a 2-5 minute buffer when I’m checking when my bus comes, this app is incredibly accurate and fits my needs perfectly. Currently using it in DC and the app even shows me real-time where I am on my own bus, including upcoming stops. I was wary about this feature because I use a line that has a lot of minor stops that are really closely spaced, so I thought that by the time the stop showed up on the Transit screen my bus would have already missed it, but it was accurate down to me seeing us pass the stop as the app said we were going by it. I love this app and unless some update makes it ridiculously hard to plan travel on it or something, I plan on using it for a very long time!
Lisfolks - Since I can’t find your email...
This is my go-to Transit app. However, in a recent update, the app started automatically changing to the next route time if it appears that I’m going to miss a bus - and it doesn’t allow me to return to the prior route schedule. One of the stops I use most often has the wrong lat/lon values. As a result, the app thinks I should be a block away from where the stop actually is. At the time the bus is supposed to be there, the app switches to the next route time, thinking I’m going to miss the bus. Then, I can’t see my transfer point any longer, till the app figures out that I’m on the right bus after all. This is very frustrating!!! The app should ASK me if I want to switch to the next route time or stay on the current route time!!! (Since this app is supposedly crowd-sourced, optimally it should notice that I’m catching the bus a block away, or let me note the correct location - but, no, it doesn’t offer that option!) So PLEASE put back the ability to KEEP the original route result even if it appears I’ve missed the bus!!!
CarloInTX - Gives weird directions
Standing at a station or sitting in a train car, input your destination, it will frequently tell you weird things like to get off the train catch a bus, go around the block and get on the next train. I understand that it doesn’t think you’re going to make the current train, but why tell you to get on a bus? Why not tell you to stand and wait for the next train? Hopefully riders use common sense and don’t do the weird things it suggests.
Also, sure wish it integrated our on-demand bus service like it tries to do with Lyft. Instead it tells you to wait and take another bus line way out of the way and then get off and walk over the Interstate. If you’re not familiar with the area, you could actually do that when the best route is clearly to hail an on-demand bus to take you to your door.
[update: still tells you to do weird things. It currently tells me to take the train to the station, get off the train and wait 8 min for a Lyft (it loves Lyft). Take Lyft 0 ft to the station. 🤷♂️]
Williebuyoff - Decent App but too many inconsistencies to justify a subscription
I definitely like the layout of the app. it’s far better than the official Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit app. However, many times the Transit app shows “tracked” GPS arrival times, but then the GPS icon disappears and the bus never shows up. Transit app developers say that it’s out of their reach because they get the GPS tracking from the agency, but when i go to the official agency app, i don’t see the bus even on their own GPS tracker map. Also, there are many times i see GPS tracked buses on the agency app but not the transit app and vice versa. Overall, I have to go to three different apps to get a somewhat accurate time table. I toggle through the transit app and the official agency app to see if the times are consistent, then because of the national driver shortage, i go to the agency twitter page to see if my route has been cancelled for the time slot, because the transit app won’t alert you of any bus cancellations. Because of all this, i can’t justify paying for this app. I would pay if the app was more accurate.
Mook105 - Saves my ***
I work early morning hours in NYC. Before covid, I could walk outside my place, stick my arm out, and 10 taxis would appear out of nowhere. Since covid the yellow taxi situation, especially in the early early am is abysmal. Not a cab in sight. So… I take the subway.
This app is able to tell me with accuracy, when the train is coming- it’s able to show me moving trains on its map section-it will give me specific and accurate directions to an address- and it tells me when there’s a change in service. Now I sit in my apartment and pick the train I’m going to take by looking at the app. I know how long it takes to walk to the station, so I time it perfectly. No more guess work. This works for buses as well. Even has citi bike. I loved this free app so much, I donated the full yearly subscription price. Turns out it’s even better with the subscription.
If you’re a user of public transportation, this app rocks.
Marcopolo581 - Truly one of the BEST apps out there
Now as a tech savvy enthusiast, I always aim to test out dozens of apps just to know what works and what just simply doesn’t work. For a while, transit slowly but surely growing and over the past 4-5 years, as a New Yorker, I can confidently and how heartedly say that this app is truly one of the best apps out there!
-Subway countdown clocks? Pffft, who needs them? TRANSIT has been RIGHT for the arrival of trains for the past 2-3 years now (mark my words, and I’m very avid on time frames).
-When there’s incidents affecting your line, guarantee you won’t hear it on the news, but you’ll definitely get an alert with Transit, whether you’re in the app or not.
-If you’re not sure how to find a certain subway stop, TRANSIT slays at showing you markers where you are exactly located and when to leave in order to catch that train you just aren’t quite sure is still running or not (even if it’s every 20 min on the weekends late at night)
2 things: I would LOVE to see an integration for Juno, VIA, and ARRO/ CURB apps as well, it would truly make this app even more unique and stellar.
Also, there’s an amazing app called iTransNYC and I would LOVE if Transit integrated their app and notification styles with them. Before Transit, iTransNYC was my go to app. Would be really great if a great app got picked up by an even greater app.
Transit is already slaying other NYC subway applications. Why look any further?
LanTok - Don’t Rely on This in Chicago
As a 50-year Chicago resident, I rarely need a trip planner. When I do, both Google Maps and the CTA website are better. What I do want is an easy to decipher, accurate indication of when the buses and elevated trains are due. This app does not deliver. “Els” are not included. Once I figured out that I need to turn off Go, I was able to find buses. But if you cut your arrival at the bus stop too close — say, two minutes — you WILL miss your bus. Or you will wait 20 minutes for a bus that’s due in ten. This app is supposed to be linked to the CTA’s GPS system; it’s obviously not.
Update: This problem is NOT fixed. I have several apps that give me excellent directions, including directions for public transit (e.g., GoogleMaps). I need an app that gives accurate information about what time the bus is coming!!! I saw the developer’s explanation that the information is coming from the transit agencies. That doesn’t account for the information I received for the bus I’m riding at the moment: Half a block from the bus stop - bus is due in 3 minutes. Across the street from the bus stop - bus is due in 0 minutes. At bus stop - bus is due in 10 minutes. One minute later - bus arrives.
ZichaelMulch - Takes the anxiety away fro my morning commute!
My commute relies on a under-serviced route and if I miss my bus, I will have to wait an hour for the next one. Needless to say that puts a a lot of pressure on me to make sure I’m on time. Having this app is so helpful because it reassures me that I have not missed the bus if it is not running on time! I would love to give it a fifth star but sometimes I find that it can give me lofty directions when I try to go somewhere I have not been before. What I mean by that is I always double check google when planning my trip and sometimes the transit app misses some well times trips google finds. Also, I live in Boston and we have this subway line that branches out into four different outbound locations; instead of separating the stops of these routes out from one another they’re combined into one list where the terminating stop on one branch is succeeded by the beginning stop of another branch. It’s just ultimately confusing especially if you’re new to the city.
Ronnie Frey - This app does not work
This used to be my favorite app and I would tell everyone about it. There was nothing wrong with it it worked just fine. Then you guys updated it and the update is completely horrible it doesn’t work most of the time. Today I received a notification of a delay that affected my route to work. When I clicked on the notification it took me to the app and did not take me directly to the notification. I wanted to read the full notification but was not able to. When I went to the actual notifications portion of the app this particular notification wasn’t even there! On top of that all the notifications that were there were three days old! I have the app set to notify me at all times as well as I use this train the most. What did you do to make this app not work like it used to? Who’s in charge of testing this to make sure everything functions properly? Once again I’m giving you one star and if I could rate you zero stars I would. This app disappoints me daily now. It’s a shame. It was a BRILLIANT app before and worked almost perfectly and there was NOTHING that needed updating and you’ve succeeded at completely ruining it.
Admato - The only transit app you need
This is, by far, the best transit app out there. The interface super is clean and easy to use, and the information is very reliable, often more accurate than the actual bus times. While many transit apps are limited to one state or transit system (I’m looking at you Citymapper), the Transit app connects a multitude of transit systems, and will connect busses/trains/trolleys to find the best route and is always expanding to include more more systems.
With every update the devs add more features, functionality, and refinements to this app. All the while they maintain the simple interface without making it too cluttered. The developers truly understand how to make the commuting process as easy as possible, and base the app experience around this.
There are alternatives to the Transit app, some of them pretty good, but none come close to this one in terms of simplicity, design, and functionality. Get this app.
Emiily<3 - Won’t be able to use app once upgrade takes effect
I have relied heavily on this app for years for my commutes into Manhattan. It has been a huge help for planning my commutes especially to go into areas I’m unfamiliar with. Unfortunately I won’t be able to use the app anymore after the paid subscription takes effect. I will not be able to access literally any routes that take me into Manhattan. These are the only public transportation routes into Manhattan. The bus stop within a literal 5 minute walk from my house that I rely most heavily on will require a subscription to see its schedule. I will only be able to access 2 local bus routes (which are further from my house and I do not need to take). I cannot afford the paid subscription. I understand they need to make their money to run the app, but restricting every single viable transportation app from free use seems unfair. It seems like they see an opportunity to large profits now. I’ll have to find a new app now because I won’t be paying for this app. Such a shame. I recommended this app to a lot of people but I’ll no longer be using or recommending it.
Acs0831 - Glitchy and alarm feature is not as useful as you’d like
Really like this app overall. Definitely a better interface than google maps. A few things have been challenging though. Simply scrolling up makes it really easy to dismiss a route you were trying to view. I’ve had to start over so many times after accidentally scrolling just a bit too far. I also wish the alarm feature would actually let me view the trip I’ve set the alarm for or that the alarms were at least easier to find. They’re pretty hard to find unless you remember what route you saved them on which is hard if you’re learning a new area. There’s also no way to tap the alarm and see the trip you’ve set it for. It only shows you the time and whatever line you’ve set it for. Lastly, for whatever reason, it’s gotten progressively glitchier like erasing trips when i switch to different windows or just freezing up. At one point it even erased the work address I had set as a favorite.
Sean1ro - Not as good as it used to be
I used to really enjoy this app. Some things made it less usable in the latest iterations. First, based on the schedule, if a train has departed from a station, I can’t click on to check the schedule; I have no idea when my train will get to my destination, nor can I see if we are on time at the en-route destinations. Sometimes the train is two or three minutes late, and I want to see details, but can’t. Second, before, the entire schedule for the entire day could be displayed if need be. This functionality has been deleted; it only shows trains going forward, which, again, prevents me from checking the schedule of the train once I am on the train. Finally, since I’m a NYC area user, the train is often underground and this I have no signal. I am certain that the older versions uploaded more nearby train schedules, so deep underneath the East or the Hudson Rivers, my connecting schedule will be available. This is no longer the case. I have reverted to using multiple other apps that can accomplish the same thing, but it definitely is not as convenient.
Opalescent_sky - Not bad but could be better in some ways
Usually this app is accurate but lately I’ve been noticing some inaccuracy. Sometimes it tells me that a bus is coming in 1 minute but I end up waiting for 10 minutes. Sometimes it says 0 minutes but then the wrong bus comes. I like this app for the most part but I also have a few feature suggestions. I really wish this app had an easy option that guides me to the bus stop or train station that I’m looking for. I’m not very good with directions, and I often have some trouble finding bus stops and train stations that I’m looking for. Sometimes I find myself walking in circles just to find the bus stop or train station that I need. I wish there was an app that uses GPS that can guide me to easily find specific bus stops and train stations in the direction that I want to go. I really want to travel more and I’d feel more confident about it if I can minimize the chances of getting lost.
Dhhddhsmeneidnsmsksidnss - Good at a lot, not the best trip planner
I love this app and use it all the time to get around all over the US. It’s got an easy to understand interface and it’s easy to see what lines are nearby and can often provide more accurate arrival times than the transit agencies themselves.
A word of warning though:
I’m not a huge fan of Transit’s trip planner. It has a habit of sending users on ridiculously long bus rides, in what my guess is an effort to avoid transfers, when train options exist. Generally speaking, I’d say most people would prefer a subway trip that requires one transfer than a bus ride of about the same length with no transfers.
For example, if I wanted to travel from my home in Washington to a Ravens game in Baltimore, Transit will recommend three different trip options, all of which require 90 minute commuter bus rides before a transfer to another city bus.
What Transit won’t show me is that there are two different commuter rail lines between DC and Baltimore, both of which make the trip in about an hour. Those trains’ schedules and arrival times can be found in the app, but because I’d have to transfer more times to ride them, they don’t show up, even though they’d be faster.
In short, I’d recommend plotting out any trip yourself, on a map or on google, and then using the app to make sure your train is on time, since that’s where the app really shines.
SugimotoKoitsu - Poor accuracy for MBTA busses and trains
I’m not sure whose fault this is, but Transit doesn’t give good predictions for Boston’s MBTA busses and trains, and seems to much less accurate for busses recently. Predicted busses rarely show up at the predicted time, and often not at all. Busses don’t show on the map of a route until they are very close to or well past the stop I’m waiting at. Perhaps it’s the MBTA’s fault for not providing frequent enough GPS data. Whatever the cause, it’s a serious problem, which makes it impossible for users of Transit to make a well informed decision on whether it’s faster to take a train or bus. For example today I waited ten minutes for a #1 bus to go from the South End in Boston to Harvard Square, but the bus never arrived, then the predicted arrival time reset from 0 to 10 minutes, so I decided to take the subway instead. Subway predictions in Transit seem to be more accurate. Is the inaccuracy of MBTA bus position and time an issue of garbage data in garbage analysis out? Possibly. Whatever the problem, this needs fixing.
Claraj0rdan - What Happened?
I switched from using my city’s public transportation app to Transit by recommendation of a bus driver. This app saved me so much waiting time, made me on time when I would have otherwise been late. As a person who depends entirely on public transportation, the app was a lifesaver!! The best thing about Transit was the ability to search for directions and see several options with live times of arrival and departure.
This function of the app is all bus useless now! Arrival times are different from what’s input, directions for “leave now” are often way after the next bus actually arrives, and I no longer get several bus/train/walking options. Transit has actually made me late when I could have been on time because of these issues. The only reason I still use the app is for the live bus feed which is, for the most part, pretty accurate. Please, please, please fix these issues with the directions function. I miss not having to worry about missing transfers and being late to things. :(
Wifeofblood - Pros and Cons
I’ve been using this app for a little over a year now and am one of the top users for the Chicago Brown line. There are some great features of this app, but one glitch that puts a big dent in its usability for me. The thing I love the most is that you can set a route and the app will alert you when you are nearing your stop, how long you have to wait for your connection, or if you are going to miss your connection. Unfortunately, the app will often “forget” that you are on a route and completely reset. If you aren’t regularly checking, and relying on it to notify you when your stop is coming up, you could very easily miss your stop. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I’d say lately it resets itself about 3-4 times per my hour long commute. Also, when it does seem to remember my route, it keeps saying that certain stops are closer than they are. In general, it’s a good app to have, but you have to keep checking it to make sure it is still running the route you put in.
Ifsogirl643 - A little annoyed
I can only give a 3 star rating because I’m currently annoyed with the new layout on this app. I don’t need a sophisticated app to see where I’m going and how long it will take or I will need to wait. Before the new layout I could add a saved location where I normally pick up transit (I can still do that), but before I could click on that location and see ALL of the times the bus would come to that location. I would then time my trolley ride to coincide with the time I needed to be at that stop for the bus with minimal wait time. NOW with the new SOPHISTICATED app I CANNOT do this which leaves me with my current ANNOYANCE AND FRUSTRATION. I shouldn’t have to take so much time trying to figure this out when I’m already in a rush and now I have no idea when the will come at my saved location in 2 hours when I arrive there. Thanks a lot transit app! What’s the point of saving the location when I can only see the current time the bus will get there and not ALL of the future times?? Please fix this issue.
RwPate - Timely, Accurate, and you gotta read the update notes
As a Chicago resident this app is used more than any of the others out there and is more accurate then the CTA apps published by the transit systems. I’ve found that it also works well when visiting other cities as well, so the apps ability to show a transit system is unrivaled. Their navigation is pretty user friendly and intuitive as well from the start, allowing you to favorite specific routes or lines & has an easy to access widget that can get you major route times without having to open the app (though it sometimes has difficulty registering smaller/less used routes). If you’re looking for a good transit scheduler, so long as these good folks have mapped out a system, this is a great choice to help plan your commute.
Also, there’s some good fun in reading their update notes sometimes if you’re bored.
LordMunch - Continuous Downgrade
I’ve used this app for the last handful of years and it has only gotten worse over the last few. What used to be a helpful and, mostly, accurate tool that got me to work and class on time has turned into another “freemium” piece of bloatware taking up space in my phone. Anything useful this app did for me has been overshadowed by the fact that they’ve edged it closer and closer to something that’s only function is to collect my data and have me pay them to take it from me. When I couldn’t check bus times an 8 minute walk from my place, I understood. When I couldn’t check the bus stop 4 blocks away, I was bothered, but let it go. But NOW, I can no longer see the bus stop that’s just down the road not even 3 blocks. What’s the point of having a bus tracking app that doesn’t tell you times BEFORE you leave your apartment? I know times are hard, but the constant decreasing of the viable area for free users has made your service useless to me. Y’all pushed too much this time in your greed.
Reustin - Was amazing, but “update” was terrible
I’ve been a long time fan and user and promoter of your app, depending on it for years for my commute and transit. But what you did last week is terrible. When I clicked on one transit option I could see more info about a particular option without leaving the main screen that shows all the transit options for my location. Now it pops up this stupid screen (that covers up information I need) trying to make me use GO. You guys are obsessed with forcing your customers to use your GO product and if you don’t back off, that will be your downfall. Many users understand the transit options in their city and how to make transfer connections quite well and don’t need or want GO. The the ability to see multiple arrivals for multiple options while still seeing the list was the magic sauce of Transit app. Very disappointed. Please put it back the way it was instead of trying to be Google maps. Google maps has that covered. 😠
Mgnugget - Google and others will not show you around better
I downloaded this because I knew that there were multiple bus lines that could get me to my destination, yet google only provided one. This app is amazing. It’s a lot like how waze gives you real time alerts based on other users. The go feature will allow you to share your location so other users can see where their bus or train is in real time. That means you can get updates from people too. A couple of things on my wishlist though: the interface is confusing at first, and I have to believe there’s a simpler way to navigate (though I’m used to it now), also there isn’t an Apple Watch app and I think there needs to be. I’m the kind of person that wears one everyday and would like the see the current time, and the next bus for my favorite line in a complication on my main watch face.
Emma Rae of Sunshine - Hard to navigate
This app is useful but is not designed in an efficient way. There is not a button to reset my location on the map, I have to close out of the app entirely. Sometimes the times are not correct. There have been a few times that the app displays a bus time about 5 minutes later than the actual bus goes by the stop. I know it’s supposed to use in real time based on others using the app but you really should display times with a couple of minutes to spare, or display times as reported by the bus system.
Also, after reading other reviews it’s super annoying that the developer pawns off all responsibility on the transit companies. If you’re going to offer third party service you need to make sure you’re giving correct information. And please do not put off blame hen others take the time to give you feedback.
EdwinRamos - Best Transit App Ever
I use transit on a daily basis for my commute to & from work, it has never disappointed me in its accuracy which is what I love about the app, who wants to be disappointed arriving at a location late because the app they were using was inaccurate in predicting arrival or departure times?
If you haven’t tried this app, give it a try, I’m certain, just like myself, you will not only keep it but, it becomes a necessary app each and every time you walk out your residence to see where a bus and/or train is predicted to arrive before you arrive and once there you will see for yourself how accurate this app is, and will be amazed how getting to work with this app gets you there early with enough time to stop for a cup of Joe and a breakfast sandwich before walking into your work day early.
PiinkTomato - Tried Calling Metro
I did call metro and explain how upsetting it is that busses will not come up as “Out of Service” and will say in service most the time (except at night which I believe are mostly planned times). I get that life happens but they refused to forward information to you, the third party app creators apartently and that just bridges a huge communication gap. How will an app improve if there is a large communication barrier to services and needs are not being met? Maine is a hard working state, we all work very very hard to survive and those relying on busses especially are a huge part of the working class, our entire life is centralized by transportation in general. Our taxes pay for services and our hard works puts food on the table, as does yours. Please take into consideration that a better system for navigation NEEDS to be established, this is a great idea but needs to be constantly updated and held to high standards as our lives revolve around being places. Thank you.
Zac K. - Wrong departure times and bad ETAa
I don’t need this app for directions, I only use it for departure times on the bus/trains and to see my ETA. Unfortunately, it is incredibly unreliable in that regard. If they are doing maintenance on the tracks and/or the trains are delayed, the departure times will be flat out wrong, off by several minutes, even when the times on the MBTA website are accurate. It’s especially bad a leg of the train is being replaced by shuttle busses, which happens quite frequently with the MBTA. Also, the app is unable to cope if I pick a route and make it to the station for an earlier departure than it expects me to. In fact, if there is an earlier departure, the app won’t even show it to you if it thinks you won’t make it in time, which is a huge problem for me because I walk much faster than it thinks I do. I wish it were like Citymapper where, while you’re on a route, it shows you all the upcoming departures and let’s you select which one you’re going to get on.
Xion98 - Great app!
I never review because I never care enough. But, this app is so helpful in my daily commute. It’s very precise and accurate. Sometimes I see that I won’t be able to make it in time to catch my bus but it lets me see what other times I can catch it, giving me time to grab a coffee or a snack before heading over instead of waiting like an idiot wondering what time it will come. In winter, I just wait in a store and see when the app says my bus is coming in “two minutes” so I head over to the stop and didn’t have to freeze as I waited. I love this app. It doesn’t seem to consume that much battery life either. I had this open when my phone was on 5% and I waited fifteen minutes and my phone was still alive to show the driver my virtual ticket. Great developer(s), talented person or people, and truly amazing for letting this app be free. Best app ever!
Brodiezilla - Best App for Bay Area
This app is the best transit app I’ve found. I would pay money for this app. I actually look forward to using it. While you are on a bus or train and leave it on in your pocket you can literally see everyone you are helping. Then when you get off it tells you the total amount of people you helped on your trip.
The directions the British dude gives you are on point. One issue though is it doesn’t provide much on the finding the station. It lead me to the station and said I was there but it took me a while to realize in was under ground so I had to try and find the stairs. Would be awesome if users could take a picture of the stop and attach them to the stop in the app.
Overall, use this for your SF trip or even just your day to day so you feel your starting your day by helping other commuters.
Cmkirsch - Some functional issues
Really beautiful and fast UI and I love the crowdsourcing features. Unfortunately the trip schedule planner doesn’t always pick up all of my upcoming options - for example, the UTA train that leaves my work has 15min headways and yet the app insists the next departure is 30min away. I don’t have an issue scheduling the train going in the opposite direction, oddly. Makes it hard to trust the scheduling in areas that I’m less familiar with. Also, although I admire that the app pushes you to avoid driving altogether, it would be useful to me if I could map out my drive for park & ride on the light rail. As it is, I have to use Google Maps in tandem with Transit to plan out my daily commute since walking or biking to my train stop isn’t always possible like when temperatures are below freezing. Would love to be able to use Transit as a one stop shop without having to fall back on Google Maps.
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Bouncy_Kiwi - Nearly the best public transport app
Transit is a great app but the largest downside of the app is that we just need some more users if we are ever going to be able to properly experience the crowdsourcing feature, as in Melbourne, I don't think that I have ever been waiting for a bus which has been crowdsourced, which I feel kind of defeats the purpose of the whole app. However, that is not going to stop me from giving ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5 stars) as the rest of the app is really convenient. Some of my favourite features are:
How easy it is to view next departures;
“GO”, the notifications from it are really useful and the way that it counts down the stops until it is time to get off is also very helpful to help prevent stop-missing!;
The fact that even without reported bus locations, the app can work out (about) where the bus is, based on real-time data.
Overall, I give about 9/10, and a green heart. 💚
HLILLI - Replaced Google Maps
It’s beautiful, it integrates so nicely into iOS, it works FAR better with my mental framing around transport (more of a portable bus station than a route planner—although it does both exceptionally well), and the developers finally added real-time timetables to the L1 light rail in Sydney, which I (until recently 🦠).
The app is built with a focus on speed and efficiency, because they know it’s supposed to be whipped out and glanced at in a hurry, and it does that expertly.
Only major drawback is the route planner, which sometimes has weird quirks. I’ve seen it beat Google Maps, but usually it gives a significantly slower route—and I can usually beat both apps on routes I know well.
Good apps, good life - Stunning and useful!
Transit is a beautiful app that uses Apple Maps for streets and uses Google for address search. This is the best of both worlds: Apple Maps is visually pleasant, smooth and rich. Google Search is comprehensive, trustworthy and vast.
The UI is also great with nearby stops/stations, transit overlays and live data. The GO feature is also the best in-transit experience, with live tracking reporting, stops remaining and notification-reminders to get off.
I used to think that Apple Maps or Google Maps could do the job for both driving and transit. After using the Transit app, I’ve learned that a dedicated public transport app is worthwhile!!
The:Element - Great app - needs some fixes though
I personally find Transit a great app to use, it’s pretty light on data and the real time tracking helps a lot. I do, however, find some glitches or bugs with the actual tracking. When you’re going on a bus ride the app alerts you the stop is incoming yet there are around 3 stops left before your one comes. Also the transition from bus to walking also isn’t as smooth and at times the map isn’t clear on where you need to go. I’d also like a feature where it shows you all the different routes you can take, as some come earlier than the one the app tells you to take yet can still be taken. Apart from that, I highly enjoy using Transit.
Maddogg Matty - Fantastic upto date information
I daily use the 901 bus from Frankston to Dandenong or further. I find it easy to use and though I have an iPhone X iOS 12.2 I don’t seem to have the problems the lady said regarding crashing maybe it’s cause a lot more transit around the city and trams ect. but on my side of Melbourne it’s been fantastic. Invaluable even. No matter where I am I can find out very quickly wat bus train or tram(rarely) is going where and how long it’ll b. Keep up the good work
SteveInAdelaide - Just one more feature and I’ll give it 5 stars!
This is a great app. Excellent interface, easy to use, and routes better than other apps I’ve tried.
There’s just one feature I’d like added - and when it is, I’ll give Transit 5 stars. I’d like to see a notification given when an approaching bus is, say, 3 minutes away. That way, I could relax, read a book, answer emails, whatever, and be notified when my bus is approaching a bus stop where I’m waiting for a bus without worrying I’ll miss it by not hailing it in time. There’s another app that does this and I often have that app running in parallel with Transit just to have that feature. Please bring it to Transit so I can forget the other app! ;-) Please!!
Hien P. - Thank you!
This app has been a constant companion for me whenever I go out! As someone who’s anxious about getting lost and not knowing how to get home, being able to look up where I am and what transport is available is unspeakably wonderful. The app works great for planning ahead as well, and seeing just how many options there are around me! Thank you so much to the developers for bringing me peace of mind! Hope everyone is doing well and taking care admist the pandemic!
HaXOr_21 - Amazing App
I’ve used a lot of map apps. Everything from google maps, the crappy map app my local public transport makes and even the map function on Uber. But to have an app that integrates everything - walking, public transport, Uber, Ola, is phenomenal.
Highly recommend it for anyone, especially if you catches public transport, travel or are a student.
(Also shout out to the devs - you guys write some hilarious update notes)
J.Lo.BNE - Excellent app for daily bus rides
The apps works really well in Brisbane especially for bus connections.
One suggestion, could there be a function for skipping interchange? let’s say my bus arrive the 1st interchange there is one bus connection that goes to the destination. If I skip to the 2nd interchange there are two bus connections goes to the same destination. Isn’t this way increases the rate of getting to the destination on time? A user-choice redundancies should any of the bus lines were late?
Aydenbake - Great transport info
I love using transit. I live in Adelaide and before transit, our real time info was hard to use but with the transit app it’s amazing. I love how you can update the bus location and see how full your bus it. The only complaint is that you can’t change the “how full is your bus” once you have done it. on the train network once you get closer to the city, the trains get packed and being able to update that would be amazing. Thanks for a amazing app
Litasfrig - Amazing
This app Transit is one of the best apps I have ever downloaded. Transit helps me get everywhere around my city, it helps me get to and from school each day and it is very convenient and easy to use when you may be in a rush. I absolutely recommend this app to anyone as it has been very useful to me for over a year.
Thank you for everything you’ve done Transit!!
Alternote User - Great app, but fails on key premise
This is a greatly designed app, the interface is buttery smooth and intuitive. The only problem is that, at least in Melbourne, the transport routes are just not reliable. There have been multiple times where this app just didn’t consider or warn of service disruptions, and I have ended up late to wherever I’m going whenever I use this app and I swear that it’s the last time I use it. But the interface keeps me coming back...
Bernivergara - Somethings wrong now
Not sure if this is just my area but I am no longer getting live feedback from the location of my trains or buses. I used to be able to choose a bus or train line a be able to see their most recent location but now no matter what bus or train I choose it doesn’t give me their location and that puts their times out of whack as, let’s be honest, they don’t always come on time let it be earlier or later.
LadyAmes202 - Update Descriptions
The app work greats and is always up to date so if you’re looking at transport apps, check this one out.
My favourite thing about it though is whoever is writing those update descriptions, my favourite so far has been the heavy metal one a few updates back but they’re all amazing and never fail to amuse me, seriously you need a raise.
Falconer_principe - Incredible!! But...
I wish it lets me save trips and routes I planned at certain times. Some timetables dont ever change. I also want to be able to favourite my trip to work or home; quickly accessible from the home page.
It’s annoying having to re-run the search each time.
Other than that everything else is great!
Sudeev - Great app if you travel via public transport
It’s such a great app. I am in perth and i love transit app .
It gives me all the possible journey options. So easy to use and very handy, Anytime anywhere. It gives me all the timetables and options to add time of departure or arrival that helps plan the journey more accurately.
Totally recommend 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
DimVelvet - Great app..but...
It’s a great app when it works. A few flaws though, it thinks I’m on a bus when I’m not and asks for me to select the bus I’m on which if I hit “I’m unsure” puts me on whichever bus it thinks I’m on. Just give us an option to cancel that dialog, I currently just force close and reopen. Also please stop with the wanky skim-soy-latte hipster release notes, some of us actually want to know what’s changed. Other than that keep up the good work.
Jamie9millar - Slow to refresh on load
I keep falling for this - open the app, see that my preferred bus is 2-3 mins away, let an alternative bus pass by and then, hello!, preferred bus is now 6 mins away. And sometimes when a bus is early, the app hasn’t caught up yet. (Early buses are the worst kind. Unless you’re already on it, then they’re great. Which isn’t very charitable, I know.)
But I still use the app most days as it seems better than the other free apps (yes, it’s free, so I shouldn’t complain).
PantherX - Not bad
All round a very good app. My only criticism is that the app always takes ages to get real-time departure information from PTV to show. Sometimes it can take more than 10 minutes and you miss out on catching a connection which is extremely frustrating. I also cannot get the widget to show anything on my Home Screen. But other than that it’s definitely worth a look.
Target Market - Comprehensive. Reliable. Simple
I’ve tried all 3 apps for adelaidemetro, but the others both had missing features (or maybe I just couldn’t get them to work). Anyway, I’ve been using this for a couple of months and it is like all good apps. It just works. Thanks.
PhilipPowers86 - Indispensable Tourist Aid to Las Vegas
We’ve been here for 8 days, living 20-minutes out of The Strip, travelling in every day. The three-day bus pass is excellent value for money - cheaper than Ubers- and this brilliant App tells me where and when the bus is arriving. It even gives you alerts on your phone when you stop is coming up. Excellent.
JayJay3692 - Awesome app but…
Awesome app but recently I believe since the latest update when I try to get transit directions and setting a time I’d like to arrive at the destination it glitches out and says to leave immediately with massive wait or walk gaps in the middle instead of showing transit options that are suited to the journey’s requested arrival time even if the arrival time is hours or more ahead of time.
PDavie02 - There must be something better than this!
Having used a number of transit apps is one of the most unintuitive apps I’ve used.
It fails to provide the user timetables for easy planning. It complex and one can’t seek option before or around the required trip time.
I would suggest when an update is done the developer focused on the user, how they use it (usually one handed in a hurry) and make the information on trip easy to edit - whilst people are on the move in a hurry whilst using this. Shame.
RugbyFan05 - No Loyalty to Frequent Users.
Been using this app for over a year. First as a subscriber. But on the free plan they don’t reward people for using this app and providing live updates for everyone else, which is the purpose. No matter how many people benefit from providing live updates for everyone else, they don’t reward you for it. Free users don’t waste your battery or share your location by providing updates for everyone else. 1st on multiple Leader Boards, but nothing to show for it.
User.name.p - I’d love to have just one feature
This app is wonderful in basically every way, however, I think it would be really useful if we could also just tap bus stops on the map as opposed to dragging the sort of pin to get bus info for the area
Abhiyanphunyal - Best Navigation app for Public Transport ever. At least for Sydney.
It shows realtime bus and train location and times.
Still free and no ads. I wonder if it will stay like this or get greedy like others.
Oh! And app update notes, they are the best. I wish there’s update as often as just to see these notes.
Ketung - Public Transport is agonising no more
Well ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration. However, using the Transit app certainly makes travelling on Public Transport a much smoother and less tiresome experience.
I’m in Melbourne Australia and am happy to report that the app works great here. Occasionally expected buses go missing but I blame the Twilight Zone, not the app.
Pete7527 - Not great any more
Used to be really good for Melbourne public transport. Not any more.
Transit now shows 3 possible routes — all basically the same and suboptimal — then wants me to subscribe for any other options.
I don’t like this change .. would be much happier to still get good routes offered but pay to remove adverts or nag screens.
As it is I reckon I’ll be deleting the app soon
Hisuhyun - The most reliable & useful public transport app
This app is by far the best I’ve used - most of the time it’s more reliable than PTV itself. I use this app every day and it’s fantastic.
Only 4 stars, though, because sometimes it can be buggy and suggest for me to leave at 4am to get to university by 11... but other than these occasional glitches, it’s amazing.
BBQMeat - Was originally 5 Stars, but now it’s useless.
I am on iPhone SE, iOS 11.4.1. Transit app originally worked flawlessly for at least a year with real time bus location shown on the map. That was the defining useful feature, but after an update maybe a month back now no real time bus location on the map no matter if restart the app, reinstall the app etc. it is just broken.
Please fix this or else it really deserves only 1 star because TransLink already does most of what this app does except real time bus location.
Batch8398473 - Doesn't list every line
The Canberra transport system was changed recently, and the app doesn't seem to have updated the information about these new lines. In particular, there's some new lines like "R5" which don't seem to be listed at all.
It also doesn't stay on the same page if you switch apps, which is super annoying if you want to check the details of a planned trip while you're on the bus/train. There doesn't seem to be a way to save trips to avoid this, either.
Yolokkk - best app
I recently use this App and it is amazing how it tells me when the bus coming and it is super accurate also I have never tired of using public transport plus I am very much excited using this app every single day.
LittleSilver - Go isn’t working! :(
This morning it was. Now I can’t press the button without it crashing the app. Even after the update for some reason!
I adore this app and use it every day (it even took over the app I had been using for SEVEN YEARS), but I love using the Go feature and it’s not even working right now. Please fix :(
Also agree it would be nice to see where the bus is again.
James GeewhiZz - Excellent and has Adelaide data
Excellent transit app, the fact they have more Australian cities than Citymapper is the main reason for using it initially, but it’s just so simple and easy. The fact it has Adelaide data is brilliant which Citymapper doesn’t. I use it every day.
Doireallyneedabloodynickname - Pretty good and way more accurate than other apps
Great app, very easy to use. The tram tracking is amazing and very accurate (way more accurate than some other apps). It’s also compatible with Siri Shortcuts so you can quickly check when the next tram is coming, but it can drain your battery like crazy.
Faranvir - Nice UI but missing main features
Transit is very pretty and has great UI l, but it’s missing crucial features. It has no notifications of disruptions which is especially necessary in Melbourne with all the metro tunnel works.
It’s also lacking trip customisability: sometimes it always suggests I take multiple buses home. I don’t know what it uses to work out the best route but it gives slower and less convenient routes, suggesting buses and trams over trains.
Ish-dish - Perfect apart from...
This app is really good apart from one thing. There are WAY TOO MANY notifications. It helps when there are changes but I get 2x if the same message and this just keeps continuing and it’s really annoying
Andrew Australia - Amazing !!!!!!!!!
I was using TripView for sydney transportation and, and thinking about some missing features , and how they can improve it, same day I Accidentally found TRANSIT , it has everything I was expecting . Amazing , very creative developers .
Thank you for the amazing product .
Ksix_1988 - Really good but missing a few things
Great app, great UI, thoughtful experience, beautiful maps.
Improvements needed: sometimes gets express line timetables wrong, expecting a train to stop at a station when it may not. Also needs to add train platform numbers.
The voice over of the guy sounds weird. Can you use the system configured Siri voice? Or can you define some chime sound to indicate the upcoming stop, not a clumsy voice over?
If a train hasn’t actually left yet, or is running late, it doesn’t correct present it as a viable option. Apple maps does a better job of this.
Tricky Trimble - Hard to Use
Took me some time to locate the area to select a departure location other than my current location . In addition, the provided schedule only displayed a limit selection over a small time frame; making it hard to plan future trips during the day, without continuously changing the departure time.
TheWalkingNoob - Great app!
When I downloaded it and opened it up, I searched up ways to get to my school, and I actually found a faster way to get to school by bus, I usually took 36 mins but it took 3 mins less, I know it’s only 3 mins differ but it’s really helpful!
Gahaakks - NEED TO ADD THIS FEATURE
I love this app but the ability to be able to (when on a bus) add what bus you are on while you are on it NEEDS to be added. So many times i’ve exited the app on accident and i can’t let the app know that i am on the bus i’m supposed to be on. This would be so helpful please add!!!
Dan.J.P - Superb
I’m only here to give a 5 star review to the author of the most recent (May 17) update notes. An excellent submission in an otherwise arid landscape. It made my day, and if you actually think about that statement long enough it’s very sad. Keep it up!
P@rk@boy - So easy to use
I really enjoy using this app. The simple interface makes it easy to find the info you need and it’s nice to be able to set regular destinations like home and work. Thoughtful, intuitive design!
MarkCurran - Mickey
Excellent experience with my new found mode of transport, love catching the bus, might even sell my Ute, friendly and helpful drivers ,so easy to use, love my trips to and from work and the app is so helpful
Saqyaklbj021 - Feedback
Well this is an alternative for TripView app that provides all transports details with real time with the GPS system. The GUI and the app is reliable and very easy to use, very friendly and fast!
BetterGarlic381 - Love it, just crashes alot
Whenever i load the app, choose my route and finishing stop the app then crashes so its hard to use. Im still able to find my bus times if im fast enough though
JessLHay89 - Best App! Wish I’d Found It Sooner
This app has been a great help so far! Awesome work. Really easy and simple to use. Helps me know exactly when to get off the bus as it notifies me. One thing i request is; will it become iPad compatible?
Eat some food p.s not happy - Used to be free
This app used to be free, and it technically still is, however to get valuable information such as bus times for tomorrow you need to join their royal membership which is $5 a month. I’ve been using this app for 4 years but I’m probably going to delete it until this is fixed. You should not be charging people for public information
Xhkdhkhxikxjdk - Amazing
This app is helping so much and especially go. Now I know where I am in the bus 🚎 and how much time I’ve got this is better than google maps 🤩
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Derp123455 - 5 stars
Thanks to this app, I won’t seem like a tourist in my own city :’)
ZukoZukoFireLord - Creative Updates
Love the bug fix messages. I don’t usually read update messages but with you guys it’s worth it. You’re great! Keep doing whatever you’re doing.
Pricemeister - If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
I don't know what the reasoning was for this massive UI overall, but the app is practically useless in Toronto now.
The arrival times are now wrong, it's not intuitive to determine which route is heading in which direction unless you're already intimately familiar with the route you're travelling on, and this new trip planner feature isnt worth using because any sane person is already using Google Maps.
This was practically perfect before: you could see all the routes, the timing was accurate, and it was clear which buses/streetcars were headed in which direction. It was also amazing to use this while travelling out of town because I could figure out exactly where I was going with ease.
Why did you have to go and ruin a good thing by saddling it with your latest "update"? #rollbacktopreviousversion
Eggs__benedict - Love the app
Super great app and much better alternative than texting the bus. However, the best part is the updates. You MUST read what they write in the update description.
Besthskkajsgamrd - Thumbs down
It is missing a bunch of bus routes and the timings are often wrong. Caused me to be late for school twice
Speedx0815 - Doesn't work after recent update
After the newest update the app doesn't work on my phone.
Every time I open transmit, the screen freezes immediately and I can't click anywhere.
I have an iPhone s6 and iOS version is 10.2.1.
Pleased fix this issue as soon as possible, so I can give this app 5 stars.
DaniBopper0.0 - Magnificence!
I freaking love this app it’s really useful. However, the thing I love the most is when I go to update it and read the update notes and start reading them. just giggling myself. Whoever writes those needs an award. Woot woot!
Orodrigueziii - Beyond disappointed
I used to use this app constantly, and loved it for being so simple to use, intuitive, and for the most part incredibly accurate.
This is why I find it to be so upsetting that so many core features (despite what the copy and pasted dev reply would make you believe) are now locked behind a paywall. Sure, the MAIN use is still free, like routing a ride at that exact moment, but so many people rely on looking ahead to route future journeys for their peace of mind. Be it earlier in the day or late at night before the next day.
Give us ads instead of a subscription base and then offer us a chance to remove them at least. Or try to add better, new features and lock those behind a paywall. But don’t take preexisting CORE features that many have relied on for years, and then lock those behind a paywall.
Some people can barely afford to pay for bus fare, don’t ask them to also pay for a service they find essential to their bussing. Disappointed.
Porkins19 - Amazing
I love this app makes everything easier no more stress of planning out your trip, Nanaimo BC
Madube3 - Fail
Sérieusement, naviger là dessus quand tu veux tes options pour arriver à temps à un endroit, c’est l’enfer. Tu peux pas anticiper. Et les horaires pas fiables de la STM... j’en parle pas! Je suis vraiment pas in love avec l’app. L’application de la stm me manque, c’était beaucoup plus simple.
FooshShow - Doubling down on the bad widget?
The green widget with pre-anticipated destination does not suit the way I travel nor use public transit. The old red widget was exactly right. Can you not please return it, and leave well enough alone?
203631F4N7 - Schedule times way off
Hi there, I’ve loved your app for a while, but since last spring, there have been problems with schedule times. When I check individual bus/train times to arrive, they mention the accurate times, but when I look up a direction using the same bus lines, the directions only give me options for minimum 30 minutes from the current time. I have screen shots of the problem, if you could let me know where to send them, to help fix the problem. Thanks!
Bea_arsenault - Why make users pay?!
When i saw that some schedules were now behind a pay wall i thought it was an april fools joke because how ridiculous could that be?!!
If they needed money there are SO MANY other ways they could’ve sourced funding instead of asking users. If we’re reliant on the app for daily public transport use, chances are we can’t afford to pay a stupid premium for a silly app…
SargeBenderz - Latest update makes app almost unusable
With the latest update the moment you select a bus route it takes over the majority of the screen telling you estimates of arrival which is okay except that it appears you can no longer just view estimated locations of buses on the route. Estimates of arrival are often out by minutes if you bus is on a fast moving road. You also loose the ability to see how traffic is affecting the route downstream of you by looking at where previous buses are on the route. Having all information in a single screen just does not work on the “normal” sized iPhones
Daddy hammerfist69 - GARBAGE
this app makes me miss the bus daily, every bus comes 10 minutes before the allotted time, I would pay to not have this on my phone. Flaming Garbage. Fix your crappy app.
Olivia__t - made it subscription based
The app is free but they have now taken away almost all the functions, making you pay to get them back. I can only access schedules for the next few hours and only on 4 bus lines immediately close to me. It’s public transport. That’s disgusting, shame on these people that run this app.
I do not want a dumb nickname - dumb
it’s complete bu****** that you have to pay to use most features on the app. like i’m using the app because buses are cheapest forms of transportation and your just ruining it for people who need the app to plan things and now can’t.
Commuter daily - New update IS TERRIBLE
Your app is terrible now, not as user friendly, takes forever to load and more confusing
Higherdimension - with this release, i am unable to see my bus
from my stop, the populated list shows my bus for split second and disappears. So, i search and search instead of showing the earliest bus, it is showing me the next scheduled bus.
Gaz.s - Negative update
The app was working perfectly fine until they updated it recently... it works soooooo slow and the full schedule almost ALWAYS doesnt load up
Ofmiceonfire - New update
New update is confusing to use and seems to have all the regular features but the gps/ real time data rarely works anymore.
Mzeeshanayub - Zeeshan
Unfortunately this is not the most reliable app out there. The times it shows for the next buses can be highly inaccurate and trusting this app has caused me to miss a lot of buses. It has happened more than once that this app would show me 10 minutes to the next bus, and as I am walking to the bus stop(with still 10 minutes to the next bus according to the app) I’d see the bus go by, and the next bus would be in an hour. I suggest to simply use google maps and the manufacturers of this app should try to fix its functionality...
Rafizar - Inconvenient
Before the update I was able to click on a certain searched route n be able to see the next 3 times for it, now you can only see the next three times for a bus not a searched route - very inconvenient as I have to keep changing the “ leave at”time to see the other options
Solorchid - The new design is a bit hard to use
The new home page is a bit hard to use...
in the old version. When I click on any transit, it will show the preview on the same page. So I can switch from different transit method and preview without leaving that page.
In the new design, every time when I click on one transit method it immediately goes to the new page... it’s big pain for me to switch from different transit.... I wonder why did u change it.... and the new details page is so busy... so many things happening at the same time... and that new search bar is so weird hanging there....
I really pretty for old versions interface... easy to use.
Balling is my hobby - Please fix
The newest update doesn’t work well when your offline unlike before. I can’t navigate schedules or find connections to lines unless I have data. It’s frustrating when the older version was flawless to me. Would love to go back
Angry Asian Gamer - Disappointed
This app lost my confidence in them. It’s extremely inaccurate. A minute to three minutes, that’s fine. Fifteen minutes for a real time data app raises a red flag for me. However, the big problem is that it advertised that a bus was four minutes away when in fact it wasn’t even on the schedule of the STM website. Essentially I could’ve took the alternative bus instead. I basically froze outside. Thanks guys. Deleted the app the second I realized how inaccurate it was.
13gbd234 - Used to be better
I really liked this app before but with new new update, it is hard to navigate and force closes all the time. Also very much harder to understand.
SuzyAppReview - After the new update the app is completely inaccurate
I am a big user of this transit app. It was very good before it went through a brand new look and update! Buses timings are no longer real time. I cant see where the bus is half the time. And it’s completely inaccurate. I saw the bus in front of me and it said 15 minutes.. and also when it says 3-5 minutes it’s completely false. I end up waiting like 20 minutes!! Very annoying! Please revert your changes back to the old version where it was actually “real time”.
Ianmcgale - Recent update
I used to use this app every day when I was in school and I use it to get to work sometimes now, I am not a big fan of the most recent update that changed the whole lay out.. long loading times and harder to navigate.
Don’t fix what ain’t broken !!
Bri98776 - new update sucks
i have been using this app for almost a year now to get to school and work, and before this update it worked well like 98% of the time. but now this app sucks. it’s so confusing to use and it’s nearly impossible to just get a list of times for a bus stop if your not near that bus stop. all in all this update sucks and i wish i could go back to the last version.
Boob Sagit - ☹
Bring back old update please, new layout is very unconventional
MertMontreal - Never up-to-date
I live in Montreal and I’ve been using this app since I moved here early this year. It was a friends recommendation but I am highly disappointed.
Montreal city has a lot of construction site in downtown and that is causing lots of changes on especially on the city bus routes on a daily basis. However, the app is constantly failing on facilitating to reflect those changes on the routes that it defines for you. Due to this application, I’ve missed many appointments and started being always late.
Definitely not dependable!
Emilou2001 - Nouvelle maj boff
La nouvelle maj est vraiment pas pratique, c’était beaucoup plus facile et mieux avant, tu peux pas cliquer sur les arrêts et trouver des correspondances à partir de là, c’est plus long accéder à l’horaire complet d’un bus, c’est tout juste pas bien organisé
Lilith2018281 - Devrait être gratuite
J’aimais bien transit dans les dernières années. Cet automne, j’ai trouvé que les horaires étaient devenus asse inexacts. Je suis partie pour l’hiver, et revenue à Montréal je découvre que l’app va devenir payante.
Que les horaires soient exacts ou non, il y a tellement d’alternatives gratuites (CityMapper, Chrono, Google Maps) que c’est assez aberrant que Transit décide de nous faire payer pour partager un simple trajet.
Je vais profiter du fait que l’app n’est pas encore payante pour effectuer ma transition vers les autres apps mais je sais que du moment où j’aurai à sortir mon portefeuille, je vais tout simplement la désinstaller et proposer d’autres alternatives à mon entourage.
AbdulElisk - Greedy app
Do not download this app they lock you behind a paywall , another good app ruined.
Interchange42 - Foolish upgrade.
So unless I pay, my new avatar is a pregnant woman? What a dopey move. Sorry, but no thank you.
McBienPen - What a shame this app has become
Used to recommend it to everyone. Now I won’t and I’ll just use Google Maps if I just want basic information about my public transit trips. There’s no reason to charge for such basic features. I am uninstalling this app and hope that no ones buy Royale. It’s a shame we’re going backwards these days.
Beccaamanda - Bus schedules behind a subscription cost?!
You gotta be kidding me with this. What a load of total bull to put a public service behind a pay wall. I used to recommend this app to everyone but I’ll be sure to absolutely never do that again and encourage people to download competitors apps. Shame on you.
Davidp420 - Bought a car
Now that you to pay to see bus times, I have decided to buy a car. My mornings are so much better now that I don’t have to use your terrible app
Warran Ted - New update
We need to pay now for see all the lines big L
AN0N4242 - Fix your app
Imagine asking people to pay when 95% of the time your scheduled times aren’t even correct. Fix you app before begging for money
Skejejensn - Worst transit app to exist.
Told me the 160 and 173 left but when I get to the station early it passed right through me! Also changes from 50% accurate to 29%. Complete rubbish. Doesn’t even deserve 1 star.
Zucchine85 - Dont update the app
The new version makes you pay to see tomorrows bus schedule…
Orccy - lol
lol you have to pay to see buses/trains now? And the 2-3 modes of transport it shows aren’t even the closest ones to me. Oh well, uninstalled and there’s other transit apps too.
Kittyshorts76 - App was good…
This app used to be very useful before they force you to pay… we pay enough as it is for the bus fares and now you want us to pay for this too… not everyone can afford that and some people rely on this app…
RfkimleyportTreP - Your times aren’t even correct half the time and you wanna charge money to see important lines?
Lbean7 - You have to PAY to see the full bus schedule???
This app was great until they started charging to see the full bus schedule. On a TRANSIT APP you should be able to see all the departure times without having to pay extra money. That’s just ridiculous.
Ya wekck - Worst app
How bad is it that they prey on citizens that need bus times to get to work and home??? Why is there now a fee??? So greedy and they are so inaccurate too! Trash
Mich23.,,: - Bad bad bad
You have to pay now, worst decision ever 👎
Looking for a good app without paying to see bus schedules
Sea haze - Don’t bother with the free version
Unless you’re willing to pay the subscription fee for the enhanced/full version, this app will only cause you wasted time and headache on your commute. Because you need to subscribe for this app to include all of the available routes, not doing so results in route recommendations that are unnecessarily long, inefficient, and involving more transfers than actually required. The functionality otherwise seems quite good, so I imagine the paid version works wonderfully. One star because I had to learn the hard way that using the free version is actually worse than relying on no app at all.
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Big city transit good times,
-getting kick repeatedly on a subway platform dangerously near the edge. -same week, cuz death get pissed, being purposely pushed onto Yonge street a few seconds from getting movie bus killed by the Vomit Comet.
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