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Transit: Bus & Subway Times

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  • Houston area Feb 1, 2019

    By Abso12345!
    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.
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  • Pay Close Attention Oct 2, 2018

    By amazingbosscoffee
    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?
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  • Great App Jun 26, 2019

    By RequiredNickname888
    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!
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  • Unintuitive Redesign Sep 16, 2018

    By MsQueenn
    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.
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  • Love it when riding the busses Feb 14, 2020

    By PoofyKitty
    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!
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Sean Glispy
    On the weekends, early in the morning between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. the app is very off! it'll say a bus will arrive in 20 minutes then if you move 20 feet or so it'll recalibrate and next thing you know it's saying something like 45 minutes to an hour. I have waited for a bus for an hr that should have came in 15mins from what the app says.
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  • Apathy by 1000 cuts Oct 4, 2019

    By baaboop!
    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?
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Ray M
    Just like others have written, the times are all over the place. The interface is extremely confusing. Various screens look practically the same but I guess they're supposed to be showing different information? Why can't you just show an upcoming schedule for a given bus stop? It's how train and subway stations work. It's how airports work. Trying to jam in all "nearby" stops makes the signal-to-noise ratio way unbalanced. Stick to tried and true conventions and don't try to recreate the wheel.
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  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Justin Parker
    This is a horrible app every time I go to use it it freezes at the main and you I literally have to reboot my phone every time for it to work and end up standing on the bus. looking stupid waiting to show the bus driver I have an active ticket I don't recommend. After today May 20th I will never use this app again it continually freezes my phone still have to sometimes reboot my phone ,hasn't worked properly sensei installed it , I've unit installed it twice and it still doesn't work properly
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Rosalind Macooh
    It's a joke. There's a bus right across the street from the destination and instead it only takes me 500 meters away or further. It's a good thing I made the trip in the past. In the new system, it is much worse. Google is inaccurate for the route 70 as well starting in the 25th. This system will be difficult to navigate and I hope they make a lot of changes.
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  1. It’s impossible to get lost with GO! Get step-by-step instructions how to get to your destination with push & voice notifications
  2. Know exactly where your bus or train is! Track your transport approaching in real-time right on the map
  3. Get all possible transport options on a visual timeline for a super easy comparison! View schedules even when offline

Reviewed by Laura S on January 24, 2018

  • Pay Close Attention Oct 2, 2018

    By amazingbosscoffee
    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?
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  • Unintuitive Redesign Sep 16, 2018

    By MsQueenn
    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.
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  • Love it when riding the busses Feb 14, 2020

    By PoofyKitty
    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!
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  • definitely a one stop shop Sep 6, 2018

    By eelaynem
    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!
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Kyle Studt
    Hands down the best transit app out there. All in one convience with the ablitiy to travel and still get around using public transportation. The ease of purchasing a ticket on there is amazing as well. A must have if you use public transportation for work or travel. 6 stars.
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  • Houston area Feb 1, 2019

    By Abso12345!
    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.
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  • Great App Jun 26, 2019

    By RequiredNickname888
    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!
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  • Since I can’t find your email... Nov 30, 2018

    By lisfolks
    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!!!
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  • Apr 9, 2021

    By armando tirado
    Its a good app. My issue is it has become less reliable since last update. Routes don't show up you have to close the app fully and go back in multiple times till you see them and the time of arrivals/departures have become very inaccurate.
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  • Takes the anxiety away fro my morning commute! Oct 11, 2019

    By ZichaelMulch
    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.
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  • Used to be more accurate May 5, 2018

    By Robiedo
    5/5/18 update: 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.
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Hernan Majano
    I used to be able to search a stop or an area to see the transit times for example if I was in Colma Bart, I would search 24th Street to see what time the buses come, while I was on my way there. But now everytime I search a stop it just gives me a map, of what buses I can take, like I'm trynna to ask for directions. So now it's hard cuz I gotta move the dot and that's time consuming or sometimes I don't even know where to place it, y'all fr had my back but now idk man 😭😭😭😭
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  • Widget issues. Please read. Nov 18, 2020

    By Benjamin from CA
    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.
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  • Apr 17, 2021

    By Benjamin Kuo
    Constantly crashing even on new phone, not sure what the problem is. Update 4/16/21: Apparently issue resolved by removing the desktop widget showing nearby line departure times. Was useful, but I didn't want to live with constant crashing.
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  • Poor accuracy for MBTA busses and trains Aug 4, 2019

    By SugimotoKoitsu
    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.
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Sean Glispy
    On the weekends, early in the morning between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. the app is very off! it'll say a bus will arrive in 20 minutes then if you move 20 feet or so it'll recalibrate and next thing you know it's saying something like 45 minutes to an hour. I have waited for a bus for an hr that should have came in 15mins from what the app says.
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  • Apathy by 1000 cuts Oct 4, 2019

    By baaboop!
    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?
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Rosalind Macooh
    It's a joke. There's a bus right across the street from the destination and instead it only takes me 500 meters away or further. It's a good thing I made the trip in the past. In the new system, it is much worse. Google is inaccurate for the route 70 as well starting in the 25th. This system will be difficult to navigate and I hope they make a lot of changes.
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  • Mar 27, 2021

    By Dale Smith
    I think that, unless you configure it otherwise, when you start this app it should determine your location, determine the nearest bus stop, determine when the next bus is due to arrive at that stop and present you with that information. It doesn't plus it's hard to figure out how to get that information. One of the most user unfriendly app I've ever used.
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  • Apr 4, 2021

    By Marc-André Ipperciel
    Has become almost unusable to plan trips in Montréal. For the last couple of weeks the app started blatantly ignoring bus lines that would be the obvious closer and faster choice, for no apparent reason. On another note, since I reviewed it in 2019, the app still ignores bus line detours, only highlighting cancelled or moved bus stops with a "warning" it "may" be cancelled and/or moved without any more details as to where and without any rerouting suggestions.
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Ray M
    Just like others have written, the times are all over the place. The interface is extremely confusing. Various screens look practically the same but I guess they're supposed to be showing different information? Why can't you just show an upcoming schedule for a given bus stop? It's how train and subway stations work. It's how airports work. Trying to jam in all "nearby" stops makes the signal-to-noise ratio way unbalanced. Stick to tried and true conventions and don't try to recreate the wheel.
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  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Justin Parker
    This is a horrible app every time I go to use it it freezes at the main and you I literally have to reboot my phone every time for it to work and end up standing on the bus. looking stupid waiting to show the bus driver I have an active ticket I don't recommend. After today May 20th I will never use this app again it continually freezes my phone still have to sometimes reboot my phone ,hasn't worked properly sensei installed it , I've unit installed it twice and it still doesn't work properly
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Rob Irvine
    Very unreliable. Sometines it simply won't tell you when the bus is coming, sometimes the "time till arrival" will simply change.. Such as the time it said my bus was 60 minutes away, so I went to the library and set up to study, then it suddenly said it was 20 minutes away so I packed up and rushed back, got there with 5 minutes to spare and then it changed to 90 minutes away. Use as a ROUGH guide but don't rely on it AT ALL. Edit to reply to app maker: Done that twice. They said to talk to you
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  • Apr 9, 2021

    By E M
    Annoying. Crashes consistently. You just simply find a line, or do a simple reverse of direction to get a quick return time. The updater is always showing lines that I never use and I have to force stop or close the app, to be certain the app is current. Just a frustrating experience.
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  • Too much junk. Too slow to load Jan 30, 2019

    By WhiskeyTang
    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
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