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  • Late or non existent buses Jul 4, 2019

    By Myiah C
    I love this app. I use it every time I take public transport. However, I would only give it 4.75 stars if I could. The only issue I have is when I open the app and, for example, it says my bus is about 8 minutes away from my location and then suddenly it’s 30 minutes away without explanation. Is the bus late? I’m not sure. I always assume the time more as an estimate, but that’s quite a large jump. Once, I made it to the stop with the app telling me that it was 3 minutes away but changed to 15, then 30, then 10. It kind of just stayed at 10 for over a hour an a half and no bus ever showed up. Not even the driver who finally arrived knew why there were four absent routes prior to theirs, perhaps no drivers, but it would be cool if there was some kind of way to know if a bus is late. HOWEVER, I still love this app and it’s the only app I use for public transport. My favorite thing, besides how simple it is to navigate, is that I was able to use it while visiting my brother in Hawaii (I live in Washington) and it had all the routes and maps available so I could make my own way around Oahu. I always recommend this app to people who are standing looking at the time sheets at the bus stops.
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  • Aug 7, 2020

    By Kelly Beers
    I've been living on the greenline C branch for years and I've been using transit for as long as I can remember to track the train and make my departure from my apartment unit accordingly. It works and is generally spot on as far as where the trains and buses are. Works for me so I'll keep using and recommend this app to everyone, especially if you live and/or work in the Boston area. It is a must have that I use every time I take the T, which is almost daily.
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  • Aug 2, 2020

    By Sarah Hughes
    This app is great. I love how you get to help other people with the bus times as you're riding it. My only issue is sometimes the app messes up and it will not recognize that I am on the bus. Then I am not able to track my trip and end up confused about where my stop is. At that point I usually open another app. Overall though it is nice and I use it every day as I live in NY.
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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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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Kim Chua
    Used to be great. Now it appears i cant check the schedule at a specific location without physically pin point on the map. I used to check my connect bus at metro station while i am inside a moving metro. Now i can only pick where i want to go and how to get there. Hard to imagine i am the only user wanting this basic feature.
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Nick F.
    Bus is still sitting at one location, the app tells you to go catch it. You might have an hour, fifteen minutes still to go before the bus might show. Or it's already gone. And over in Overland Park KS it would have been nice to know not all routes are running. Reminds me of Twitter, you have to stay on the app 24/7 to kinda get some info
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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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  • Aug 4, 2020

    By Hulio Beeds
    This app is terrible the times are never correct and half the time the bus tracking doesn't work. If I minimize the app and reopen it the times are completely different which means I have to recheck the arrival times over and over by closing the app and reopening it. With the increased fares over the years you'd think they'd be able to code a better app.
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  • Was a 10 star before update. Sep 5, 2018

    By ashley3793
    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.
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  • Aug 3, 2020

    By Roger Foster
    Used to be very accurate but now its terrible. Tells you the bus is coming in 5 minutes so you haul ass to the bus stop...amd when you get there it says 10 minutes. Total waste of time... Try another app!!!!!!! Its only 100 degrees in the shade!!!
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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

  • Late or non existent buses Jul 4, 2019

    By Myiah C
    I love this app. I use it every time I take public transport. However, I would only give it 4.75 stars if I could. The only issue I have is when I open the app and, for example, it says my bus is about 8 minutes away from my location and then suddenly it’s 30 minutes away without explanation. Is the bus late? I’m not sure. I always assume the time more as an estimate, but that’s quite a large jump. Once, I made it to the stop with the app telling me that it was 3 minutes away but changed to 15, then 30, then 10. It kind of just stayed at 10 for over a hour an a half and no bus ever showed up. Not even the driver who finally arrived knew why there were four absent routes prior to theirs, perhaps no drivers, but it would be cool if there was some kind of way to know if a bus is late. HOWEVER, I still love this app and it’s the only app I use for public transport. My favorite thing, besides how simple it is to navigate, is that I was able to use it while visiting my brother in Hawaii (I live in Washington) and it had all the routes and maps available so I could make my own way around Oahu. I always recommend this app to people who are standing looking at the time sheets at the bus stops.
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  • Aug 7, 2020

    By Kelly Beers
    I've been living on the greenline C branch for years and I've been using transit for as long as I can remember to track the train and make my departure from my apartment unit accordingly. It works and is generally spot on as far as where the trains and buses are. Works for me so I'll keep using and recommend this app to everyone, especially if you live and/or work in the Boston area. It is a must have that I use every time I take the T, which is almost daily.
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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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  • 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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  • Aug 7, 2020

    By divik wolf
    Perfect to plan in town bus trips, walking and booking speed are shower than what I personally do but it's not a big deal. I've used this app for a good while and I recommend it for anyone who uses public transit, it's impossible to miss a stop. It would just need an oled dark mode. Regular dark mode is ok. 10/10, would recommend.
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  • Aug 2, 2020

    By Sarah Hughes
    This app is great. I love how you get to help other people with the bus times as you're riding it. My only issue is sometimes the app messes up and it will not recognize that I am on the bus. Then I am not able to track my trip and end up confused about where my stop is. At that point I usually open another app. Overall though it is nice and I use it every day as I live in NY.
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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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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By Terrence Branscombe
    Version 5.7.16 on Android 6 Recent updates have changed GO behaviour. Prior to this change, I typically started GO as I boarded the bus. The route map would remain visible the entire trip, and I'd press the red 'x' at top-right to quit GO. Now, I launch GO as before, but the route map seems to always disappear after a couple of stops, replaced by a notification with an option to close GO. Is the app actually running at this point? I don't think it is as there is no longer any warning of my destination coming up in 2 or 1 stop.
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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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  • Aug 12, 2020

    By Kim Chua
    Used to be great. Now it appears i cant check the schedule at a specific location without physically pin point on the map. I used to check my connect bus at metro station while i am inside a moving metro. Now i can only pick where i want to go and how to get there. Hard to imagine i am the only user wanting this basic feature.
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  • Aug 11, 2020

    By Karen Lindhuber
    This app is very dependent upon riders actually using it for accurate times and bus locations. It more rural areas like mine it's effectiveness can be limited. The app could greatly benefit from an "I'm on the bus now" button. Many times the app has reported that I've missed my transfer when I'm sitting on the next bus. Inaccurate notifications like that can be confusing for riders and I shouldn't have to babysit the app while riding the bus.
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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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  • 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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  • What Happened? Dec 2, 2019

    By claraj0rdan
    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. :(
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  • Was a 10 star before update. Sep 5, 2018

    By ashley3793
    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.
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  • Jul 29, 2020

    By Nat D
    Since last update there's never any GPS positioning for any buses, not even those that show up as 'live' (not greyed out) so it's impossible to have an reliable info on when they will actually show up. Please fix ASAP.
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  • Update ruined a beautiful thing Sep 17, 2018

    By Reustin
    For years I’ve depended on Transit app and promoted it widely. But the last “update” was absolutely terrible. Previously, you could tap one option in the list and see a few more arrival times for that option while still seeing other nearby transit options in the list. That was what made the app awesome, then you got rid of it. You guys are fixated on with forcing people to use GO (to the point that you’re covering up my map with it). But many of your users don’t want or need GO, as they are very familiar with local transit lines and simply need to see the arrival times in one place. Please put it back the way it was! I know the info is still there but it takes way more tapping around to to see it, and when you’re trying to quickly decide whether to make a certain connection, those extra few moments are critical. And please, at least let users disable GO in settings instead of shoving it down their throats. (Or make it a separate product perhaps?) When a company loses touch with what made people love their product it’s very discouraging indeed. I’m noticing that many users have written similar reviews.
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  • Aug 3, 2020

    By Tournel Henry
    It makes no sense for a transit app to be unable to store offline maps or access my offline Google Maps/Here Maps. Also, the app keeps crashing, freezing or closing in the background while using the Go feature
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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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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Nick F.
    Bus is still sitting at one location, the app tells you to go catch it. You might have an hour, fifteen minutes still to go before the bus might show. Or it's already gone. And over in Overland Park KS it would have been nice to know not all routes are running. Reminds me of Twitter, you have to stay on the app 24/7 to kinda get some info
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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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  • Aug 4, 2020

    By Hulio Beeds
    This app is terrible the times are never correct and half the time the bus tracking doesn't work. If I minimize the app and reopen it the times are completely different which means I have to recheck the arrival times over and over by closing the app and reopening it. With the increased fares over the years you'd think they'd be able to code a better app.
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  • Aug 3, 2020

    By Roger Foster
    Used to be very accurate but now its terrible. Tells you the bus is coming in 5 minutes so you haul ass to the bus stop...amd when you get there it says 10 minutes. Total waste of time... Try another app!!!!!!! Its only 100 degrees in the shade!!!
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  • Normally it’s a decent app to use but it’s been very buggy lately May 29, 2019

    By kaliya689
    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.
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