Transit Tracker - NYC

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About this app

This is not an official MTA app; I am not affiliated with MTA in any way.

Transit Tracker - NYC allows riders to take advantage of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's vehicle monitoring service, MTA Bus Time. The data feeds used by Transit Tracker are provided for free by MTA; details can be found here:

Transit Tracker - NYC also includes the ability to download route schedules.

Transit Tracker - NYC allows you to define alerts for MTA routes and stops; get a notification when a vehicle on a specific route is approaching or arriving at a particular stop.

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Put in one or more route numbers, separated by spaces or commas, and see all vehicles on those routes, put in a stop number to see all buses serving that stop, or put in an individual vehicle number (printed on the side of MTA buses).


- You can request a route schedule for any MTA route by entering its number. Schedules can be viewed as origin/destination tables or on a map. On the map, see when the next bus/train is scheduled to arrive by tapping on a stop. See all times for that stop by tapping on the info window that appears.


- Select your current location or an address you enter or select on a map as a search location for MTA stops that are nearby. You can specify a maximum number of stops to return as well as an optional route filter.


- You can define alerts for when a MTA vehicle is approaching or arriving at a particular stop. These alerts are based on distance from the stop, using the shape of the route defined by MTA.

- Because these alerts depend on the vehicle following the shape defined by MTA, if the vehicle is on detour, or if the vehicle isn't following the defined route for some other reason, your alert may not trigger as expected.

Other features:

- Choose a light or dark theme.
- Show satellite imagery and/or color-coded traffic data on the map.
- Optionally keep the map screen from dimming and shutting off.
- Adjust the update interval of MTA vehicle locations.
- Choose a custom ringtone for alerts.
Updated on
Mar 20, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

301 reviews
Ackeem Duggan
May 23, 2023
This App is not good, it's bad, it needs improvement and fixed, no one would like this.
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A Google user
March 6, 2019
great app but sometimes quirky not showing bus that just passed. So gps of vehicles need to be more stable and accurate. otherwise its a decent app.
6 people found this review helpful
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Luis Hu
February 19, 2022
Simple UI. Shows bus on the map. I love it. Just sometimes it can't get the info from MTA somehow...
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