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Ride Systems

Ride Systems

Ride Systems

Track the bus from your phone in real time with the Ride Systems mobile app.

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  • Has potential Oct 8, 2015

    By Shuttle Rider
    This app has the potential to be really useful, but it lacks in several areas. 1) The app doesn't remember what institution or route you use regularly. 2) The app sometimes shows a shuttle in route when none actually exists. 3) Like others have mentioned, the app no longer gives you an estimate of when the shuttle will arrive. 4) After selecting your route you must exit 2 menus in order to see the map instead of going directly to the map after selecting the route. Also, The 'X's to exit the menus are right next to other links making it easy to accidentally hit the wrong thing. Both of these are particularly inconvenient when you're rushing to see when the shuttle is coming. The app is better than nothing, but still leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Laurie Behrmann
    While the app does have the time schedule, the bus does not always follow due to varying factors. The old website used to have a GPS tracker working on the bus so we could see where the bus was. It has been months that the tracker has not been working. /Fix It/. This review is specifically for the Walmart Shuttle in Rexburg, ID
  • Very helpful! Aug 7, 2018

    By 21coolbeans21
    This app makes going to class soooo much better! Especially when you don’t want to sit outside waiting for the bus, you can just chill in your apartment and watch the bus from your phone. Seeing all the different routes and stops is also super great!
  • Jun 14, 2019

    By Amanda Owens
    Thank you, creators! I wasn't using the trolley, bc I didn't want to risk missing my movie nor wait in the heat. I love the Woodlands, now! --Quick to install & open. (1st Use, Seek: Woodlands Township, not "Town Center" on ride systems list.) --Suggested: bldg labels (not just the stops) & no touch required to see label. --No dot showing where I am. --Need more detailed directional map. I didn't know, from map, if trolley cutting through Cinemark 17 lot was heading to or from Market Str.
  • This App Is Amazing Jul 31, 2018

    By ERICKIMEASTON
    I use this app every day. I no longer have to wait in the snow for my bus to come. I just pull up my app and I know exactly where my bus is and how long will be until it gets to my stop. I love the favorite feature!!!
  • Oct 4, 2018

    By Bob MORTON
    Helpful. Ocassionaly has glitches but think that is result of GPS on bus. One time I was about to miss last bus to my town. Driver on bus I was on called and asked him to wait for me at stop. All because I could track in real time.
  • It works Feb 29, 2020

    By max18808
    Set your favorites so it’s easy to call up the route you wanna see. It’s not the sleekest app but all I need it to do is tell me when the next shuttle arrives. The fact you can watch the location of the shuttle as it travels is cool.
  • Nov 6, 2018

    By Ali Ducharme
    Tulsa Transit puts out new schedules every 3 months. I looked up route 210 and the date on the pdf was 2017. you might want to have a database operator check for updates through the Tulsa Transit website for my area as well as for others.
  • Looks Different Mar 6, 2019

    By Cocococo10
    Took a little while to get used to the new look and placement but now I’m liking it better. I really like the alarm feature so I can forget watching the clock and my phone notifies me when it is getting close.
  • Waauuuw.. Jan 11, 2018

    By K8 R8's
    This app changed my life. If I could rate 10 stars, I would. It literally tracks every single bus you could ever even imagine getting on. Beyond that, it has a streamlined menu that is simply #lit
  • Has potential Oct 8, 2015

    By Shuttle Rider
    This app has the potential to be really useful, but it lacks in several areas. 1) The app doesn't remember what institution or route you use regularly. 2) The app sometimes shows a shuttle in route when none actually exists. 3) Like others have mentioned, the app no longer gives you an estimate of when the shuttle will arrive. 4) After selecting your route you must exit 2 menus in order to see the map instead of going directly to the map after selecting the route. Also, The 'X's to exit the menus are right next to other links making it easy to accidentally hit the wrong thing. Both of these are particularly inconvenient when you're rushing to see when the shuttle is coming. The app is better than nothing, but still leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Laurie Behrmann
    While the app does have the time schedule, the bus does not always follow due to varying factors. The old website used to have a GPS tracker working on the bus so we could see where the bus was. It has been months that the tracker has not been working. /Fix It/. This review is specifically for the Walmart Shuttle in Rexburg, ID
  • Very helpful! Aug 7, 2018

    By 21coolbeans21
    This app makes going to class soooo much better! Especially when you don’t want to sit outside waiting for the bus, you can just chill in your apartment and watch the bus from your phone. Seeing all the different routes and stops is also super great!
  • Jun 14, 2019

    By Amanda Owens
    Thank you, creators! I wasn't using the trolley, bc I didn't want to risk missing my movie nor wait in the heat. I love the Woodlands, now! --Quick to install & open. (1st Use, Seek: Woodlands Township, not "Town Center" on ride systems list.) --Suggested: bldg labels (not just the stops) & no touch required to see label. --No dot showing where I am. --Need more detailed directional map. I didn't know, from map, if trolley cutting through Cinemark 17 lot was heading to or from Market Str.
  • This App Is Amazing Jul 31, 2018

    By ERICKIMEASTON
    I use this app every day. I no longer have to wait in the snow for my bus to come. I just pull up my app and I know exactly where my bus is and how long will be until it gets to my stop. I love the favorite feature!!!
  • Oct 4, 2018

    By Bob MORTON
    Helpful. Ocassionaly has glitches but think that is result of GPS on bus. One time I was about to miss last bus to my town. Driver on bus I was on called and asked him to wait for me at stop. All because I could track in real time.
  • It works Feb 29, 2020

    By max18808
    Set your favorites so it’s easy to call up the route you wanna see. It’s not the sleekest app but all I need it to do is tell me when the next shuttle arrives. The fact you can watch the location of the shuttle as it travels is cool.
  • Nov 6, 2018

    By Ali Ducharme
    Tulsa Transit puts out new schedules every 3 months. I looked up route 210 and the date on the pdf was 2017. you might want to have a database operator check for updates through the Tulsa Transit website for my area as well as for others.
  • Looks Different Mar 6, 2019

    By Cocococo10
    Took a little while to get used to the new look and placement but now I’m liking it better. I really like the alarm feature so I can forget watching the clock and my phone notifies me when it is getting close.
  • Waauuuw.. Jan 11, 2018

    By K8 R8's
    This app changed my life. If I could rate 10 stars, I would. It literally tracks every single bus you could ever even imagine getting on. Beyond that, it has a streamlined menu that is simply #lit
  • Clunky interface, limited functionality Aug 24, 2019

    By OrangeEmoShoes
    If you’re not familiar with the area, this app won’t help you one bit. It’s designed with the assumption that you already know where you are, which bus route you need, and where the nearest stop is for that route. It doesn’t show you where you are or help you plan how to get from A to B. It will show you one route at a time and the current location of any bus on that route, and that’s it. And for an app that pretty much only does one thing, it doesn’t even do it well. The “routes” and “current location” icons are confusingly similar, your location isn’t shown on the map, and the menu buttons are backwards of convention. When selecting a route, the route icons are much larger than necessary, resulting in the menu taking up way too much of the screen. Also, selecting a new route resets the map’s center and zoom level, which would be fine if it showed a dot for your location, but instead you have to manually find yourself on the map again. Bottom line: this app is okay for showing you where busses are, and not okay for anything else you’d expect it to do.
  • Trash May 7, 2019

    By wraithequestrain
    This app is the quintessential example of why cross-platform application frameworks produce pure trash. The UI is nonstandard, and glacially slow, the app is full of bugs and strange and weird interactions. There’s no schedule, just the departure time of the next shuttle/bus. It takes an unbelievably long time to actually get to the departure times. Also the word “security” might be entirely unfamiliar to this developer as I can look at the routes, real time location and routes of all of the companies, universities and communities that RideSystems supports all within this same app. This is a monumentally bad design and is ready-made to be abused. Overall it’s better to just wait on the side of the street wondering if a shuttle or bus will arrive than to use this sorry excuse for an app. The sad thing is this company probably charges an exorbitant amount of money for this trash.
  • Sep 13, 2019

    By meghan barron
    Terrible. Shuttles never on time, if they come at all. I've reported this problem AT LEAST four times. No response. GPS tracker is rarely correct and spins in circles. The app will say arriving and nothing ever comes. Then it will say departing but it never even came. It's really wasting my time and getting on my last nerve. I've been sitting here for 25 minutes while 2 shuttles were supposed to have come already. SMH. Edit: the third shuttle wasnt on time but at least it came
  • Not sure how it works Jun 24, 2021

    By drewcate
    I’m sitting in the New Orleans airport trying to find out if I can use the bus system to get where I need to go. It’s showing one green route it seems to go inside the airport to one stop just outside the airports at a parking lot. Are there Other other routes available? Asa programmer I don’t find this intuitive. There should be a screen that allows me to pick the routes from a list rather than a map which is hard to follow on a small phone screen in an unfamiliar city. Maybe there is only one route in NOLA but it would be nice if it told me that. If I expand the map it shows me the points of interest like the zoo, Irish channel, canal st where the hotels are but I can’t select the destinations to find a bus route there?
  • Oct 2, 2018

    By Ashley Pike
    Emailed the app developers of issues in this app, no response. Cannot count on this app for where the shuttle is, a serious lag issue of where it's at in real time. It will say it's arriving ay my stop in 10 minutes, and 2 minutes later the shuttle has already passed my stop. The route that our shuttle takes, I have to wait 30+ minutes for the next one to arrive.
  • App is awful Mar 7, 2021

    By Logan Splinter
    The pickup times are 10-30min off where the trolley’s location is. That is if the app even updates correctly to show where the trolly is. You have no idea where your location is compared to the nearest trolly stop, if you click the location button is way off. The only thing this app is good for is seeing where the trolly stops are, even then you have to open google maps to see how to get there from your location. Other than that your guessing when the trolly comes. App needs work.
  • Dec 1, 2019

    By Angel
    It's alright. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Honestly I prefer moovit, though my school decided to go with this app. Overall, I prefer to use the written time over this as it tends to be accurate except for the times when the bus is late. Otherwise this app is somehow useless and would require some improvement.
  • Sep 23, 2020

    By Kayla Paredes
    Almost none of the features that it has actually work. It doesn't notify you AT ALL when the bus arrives at the stop or anything like that. Sometimes it stops for a good few minutes and all of the sudden the bus is like 5 stops down from when it was frozen! ONLY 2 stars because its better than my school's tracker at least.
  • Written by a 3rd grader Nov 29, 2018

    By hdhrhrhandm
    I swear the app users have never been on a transit bus and farmed their coding to Mrs. Goodson’s 3rd-grade class. Since some things works it’s not a 1. The interface is not intuitive, the buttons are confusing and why the hell am I not showing up as the blue dot on the map? Even coffee shops with app show me as the blue dot on the map!! But these yahoos can’t master that? Please do better...I wish my transit system had bought a worthwhile product vs this garbage.
  • May 16, 2019

    By Sue Collins
    the update took away features that were useful. before I could see the full names of stops. now there are a limited number if characters for stops. the street I have a stop on has a long name and 6 other stops on it. can no longer see the cross streets so more difficult to see which stop is mine.

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  • Very helpful! Aug 7, 2018

    By 21coolbeans21
    This app makes going to class soooo much better! Especially when you don’t want to sit outside waiting for the bus, you can just chill in your apartment and watch the bus from your phone. Seeing all the different routes and stops is also super great!
  • This App Is Amazing Jul 31, 2018

    By ERICKIMEASTON
    I use this app every day. I no longer have to wait in the snow for my bus to come. I just pull up my app and I know exactly where my bus is and how long will be until it gets to my stop. I love the favorite feature!!!
  • It works Feb 29, 2020

    By max18808
    Set your favorites so it’s easy to call up the route you wanna see. It’s not the sleekest app but all I need it to do is tell me when the next shuttle arrives. The fact you can watch the location of the shuttle as it travels is cool.
  • Waauuuw.. Jan 11, 2018

    By K8 R8's
    This app changed my life. If I could rate 10 stars, I would. It literally tracks every single bus you could ever even imagine getting on. Beyond that, it has a streamlined menu that is simply #lit
  • Mar 5, 2019

    By Fritz LaFitts
    I Love this app. No more guessing when our bus will be here, or calling the bus company and them saying that ur bus will be there in 2 minutes, but it's really 10 minutes away.
  • Worked well Sep 28, 2019

    By Marcoglara
    It does require at least small familiarity with the bus systems. But if you have it, this app is great for tracking your ride.
  • Very Helpful! Aug 29, 2018

    By Strafalace
    Allows me to see the bus tracking along the route and provides time estimates for the stops. Makes riding the bus easy!
  • I love this App Aug 8, 2018

    By BRELIEDIL
    This app is great and dependable! I can get my information in real time and it takes the guessing out of the picture.
  • May 11, 2021

    By Robert Castillo
    On-time performance and friendly and knowledge driver.
  • Sep 13, 2019

    By Yash Gupta
    It is a very useful app. But it is as good as the transpot serveice providers. Sometimes they update if broken down or cancelled. GPS tracking is great if working eccept sometimes when they use substitute vehicle.
  • Jun 14, 2019

    By Amanda Owens
    Thank you, creators! I wasn't using the trolley, bc I didn't want to risk missing my movie nor wait in the heat. I love the Woodlands, now! --Quick to install & open. (1st Use, Seek: Woodlands Township, not "Town Center" on ride systems list.) --Suggested: bldg labels (not just the stops) & no touch required to see label. --No dot showing where I am. --Need more detailed directional map. I didn't know, from map, if trolley cutting through Cinemark 17 lot was heading to or from Market Str.
  • Oct 4, 2018

    By Bob MORTON
    Helpful. Ocassionaly has glitches but think that is result of GPS on bus. One time I was about to miss last bus to my town. Driver on bus I was on called and asked him to wait for me at stop. All because I could track in real time.
  • Nov 6, 2018

    By Ali Ducharme
    Tulsa Transit puts out new schedules every 3 months. I looked up route 210 and the date on the pdf was 2017. you might want to have a database operator check for updates through the Tulsa Transit website for my area as well as for others.
  • Looks Different Mar 6, 2019

    By Cocococo10
    Took a little while to get used to the new look and placement but now I’m liking it better. I really like the alarm feature so I can forget watching the clock and my phone notifies me when it is getting close.
  • Has potential Oct 8, 2015

    By Shuttle Rider
    This app has the potential to be really useful, but it lacks in several areas. 1) The app doesn't remember what institution or route you use regularly. 2) The app sometimes shows a shuttle in route when none actually exists. 3) Like others have mentioned, the app no longer gives you an estimate of when the shuttle will arrive. 4) After selecting your route you must exit 2 menus in order to see the map instead of going directly to the map after selecting the route. Also, The 'X's to exit the menus are right next to other links making it easy to accidentally hit the wrong thing. Both of these are particularly inconvenient when you're rushing to see when the shuttle is coming. The app is better than nothing, but still leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Laurie Behrmann
    While the app does have the time schedule, the bus does not always follow due to varying factors. The old website used to have a GPS tracker working on the bus so we could see where the bus was. It has been months that the tracker has not been working. /Fix It/. This review is specifically for the Walmart Shuttle in Rexburg, ID
  • May 21, 2020

    By April Fritzinger
    It doesn't work in certain areas. Sometimes you can track a bus & sometimes you can't. Sometimes you get departure & arrival times & sometimes you don't. I use this for GLTC buses. I don't know how it is w/ other transportation services.
  • Clunky interface, limited functionality Aug 24, 2019

    By OrangeEmoShoes
    If you’re not familiar with the area, this app won’t help you one bit. It’s designed with the assumption that you already know where you are, which bus route you need, and where the nearest stop is for that route. It doesn’t show you where you are or help you plan how to get from A to B. It will show you one route at a time and the current location of any bus on that route, and that’s it. And for an app that pretty much only does one thing, it doesn’t even do it well. The “routes” and “current location” icons are confusingly similar, your location isn’t shown on the map, and the menu buttons are backwards of convention. When selecting a route, the route icons are much larger than necessary, resulting in the menu taking up way too much of the screen. Also, selecting a new route resets the map’s center and zoom level, which would be fine if it showed a dot for your location, but instead you have to manually find yourself on the map again. Bottom line: this app is okay for showing you where busses are, and not okay for anything else you’d expect it to do.
  • Sep 23, 2020

    By Kayla Paredes
    Almost none of the features that it has actually work. It doesn't notify you AT ALL when the bus arrives at the stop or anything like that. Sometimes it stops for a good few minutes and all of the sudden the bus is like 5 stops down from when it was frozen! ONLY 2 stars because its better than my school's tracker at least.
  • Written by a 3rd grader Nov 29, 2018

    By hdhrhrhandm
    I swear the app users have never been on a transit bus and farmed their coding to Mrs. Goodson’s 3rd-grade class. Since some things works it’s not a 1. The interface is not intuitive, the buttons are confusing and why the hell am I not showing up as the blue dot on the map? Even coffee shops with app show me as the blue dot on the map!! But these yahoos can’t master that? Please do better...I wish my transit system had bought a worthwhile product vs this garbage.
  • Needs routing across multiple bus routes. Dec 17, 2020

    By Emtaylor1
    Our community has multiple bus routes and has adopted this to track them. However, there is no indication of when/where to transfer to other routes in order to get to your final destination. Also, you can’t even view multiple routes at the same time to see where they might intersect. Wish this would integrate with Google maps.
  • STOP ASKING FOR LOCATION SERVICES!! Nov 21, 2018

    By ChortleFrog
    The app works very well, but for those of us who want to use it in a read-only usage model (e.g. to just see where the buses are, not where I am) there is no need for it to have access to my location. It was fine to ask on first launch if I would enable location services. I declined. But the app ASKS for the services EVERY TIME IT’S LAUNCHED and EVERY TIME YOU TASK SWITCH TO IT. I said no... I meant no... stop asking!!!
  • May 26, 2019

    By Jonathan Chitwood
    I've used the app several years ago and it worked flawlessly. This time, however, the app just hung on the loading screen. The bus arrived before the app even loaded.
  • Dec 5, 2019

    By Pedro O
    Switching between "running" and "all" routes is virtually impossible. Feedback button doesn't do anything. No schedules or expected arrivals for each stop.
  • Unreliable Aug 13, 2018

    By Kkrowzack
    This app doesn’t consistently work. This past week it apparently upgraded the app and now it isn’t working at all. Not the first time these upgrades have caused this Even without these upgrade issues this app is really poor
  • Trash May 7, 2019

    By wraithequestrain
    This app is the quintessential example of why cross-platform application frameworks produce pure trash. The UI is nonstandard, and glacially slow, the app is full of bugs and strange and weird interactions. There’s no schedule, just the departure time of the next shuttle/bus. It takes an unbelievably long time to actually get to the departure times. Also the word “security” might be entirely unfamiliar to this developer as I can look at the routes, real time location and routes of all of the companies, universities and communities that RideSystems supports all within this same app. This is a monumentally bad design and is ready-made to be abused. Overall it’s better to just wait on the side of the street wondering if a shuttle or bus will arrive than to use this sorry excuse for an app. The sad thing is this company probably charges an exorbitant amount of money for this trash.
  • Sep 13, 2019

    By meghan barron
    Terrible. Shuttles never on time, if they come at all. I've reported this problem AT LEAST four times. No response. GPS tracker is rarely correct and spins in circles. The app will say arriving and nothing ever comes. Then it will say departing but it never even came. It's really wasting my time and getting on my last nerve. I've been sitting here for 25 minutes while 2 shuttles were supposed to have come already. SMH. Edit: the third shuttle wasnt on time but at least it came
  • Not sure how it works Jun 24, 2021

    By drewcate
    I’m sitting in the New Orleans airport trying to find out if I can use the bus system to get where I need to go. It’s showing one green route it seems to go inside the airport to one stop just outside the airports at a parking lot. Are there Other other routes available? Asa programmer I don’t find this intuitive. There should be a screen that allows me to pick the routes from a list rather than a map which is hard to follow on a small phone screen in an unfamiliar city. Maybe there is only one route in NOLA but it would be nice if it told me that. If I expand the map it shows me the points of interest like the zoo, Irish channel, canal st where the hotels are but I can’t select the destinations to find a bus route there?
  • Oct 2, 2018

    By Ashley Pike
    Emailed the app developers of issues in this app, no response. Cannot count on this app for where the shuttle is, a serious lag issue of where it's at in real time. It will say it's arriving ay my stop in 10 minutes, and 2 minutes later the shuttle has already passed my stop. The route that our shuttle takes, I have to wait 30+ minutes for the next one to arrive.
  • App is awful Mar 7, 2021

    By Logan Splinter
    The pickup times are 10-30min off where the trolley’s location is. That is if the app even updates correctly to show where the trolly is. You have no idea where your location is compared to the nearest trolly stop, if you click the location button is way off. The only thing this app is good for is seeing where the trolly stops are, even then you have to open google maps to see how to get there from your location. Other than that your guessing when the trolly comes. App needs work.
  • Dec 1, 2019

    By Angel
    It's alright. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Honestly I prefer moovit, though my school decided to go with this app. Overall, I prefer to use the written time over this as it tends to be accurate except for the times when the bus is late. Otherwise this app is somehow useless and would require some improvement.
  • May 16, 2019

    By Sue Collins
    the update took away features that were useful. before I could see the full names of stops. now there are a limited number if characters for stops. the street I have a stop on has a long name and 6 other stops on it. can no longer see the cross streets so more difficult to see which stop is mine.
  • Sep 5, 2019

    By Gillian Cachero
    I missed my shuttle twice because the approximated arrival times are all over the place. The 1st read told me my ride was 20 min out. I refreshed within the minute and it changed to 3 min, then 0 min. Then it later said 11 min away. MAKE UP YOUR MIND.
  • Sep 16, 2019

    By Justin Deanda
    Its always about 4 plus minutes off. Nvr refreshes properly. My phone is update to date and i usually always have full bars and yet it still very in accurrate. In my opinion this app shouldnt even be ready yet for general public as quality is still very lacking.
  • Horrible, you can’t plan with this app Jan 19, 2020

    By Stupid Penis
    This app is really horrible. It show the shuttle jumping around and changing directions. The times change constantly and doesn’t show your location. There is no way you can plan with this app. Shuttles sometimes will arrive as late as an hour later than estimated times. I would give negative stars if I could.

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