Better than Google Maps for the most part I like the organization and the specific ETAs of buses down to the second. The only part about this app that isn't better than Google Maps is the lack of a feature where you can set either your departure time or arrive by time and see when the buses are scheduled to run. With this additional feature, it would be easily five stars.
It's a good idea but only shows the local bus arriving/departing according to it's posted schedule. It'd be best & most efficient of it tracked the buses in REAL TIME so that you know when the bus's is running late, etc.
I use it to track my buses here in Stockton, well at least some of the routes. I'm pretty sure MV Transportation who runs the county division for San Joaquin RTD would rather see this go away. Some drivers have their GPS activated, some don't (again, county division). Today I had activated a report that a fixed route with paratransit deviations was late today due to a deviation, so that other passengers who use the route know what's going on. The report got deleted by either SJRTD themselves or MV. Great app if all of the transit agency could get on board and allow it to be used, but so far it seems to only be truly utilized by the Metro yard.
It really works! Goodbye slow and often wrong next bus. Hello best options, times and cost. Brilliant.
Organized, easy to navigate after familiarizing for 5 mins, and the real-time map option does wonders for those stressful bus trips. Like getting to work.
The User Interface (ui) is lacking and does not use light rail options for Denver. I can't even consider using routes that will take 3-5x longer on bus transit only. There are also lacking options of alternate routes. For these reasons: uninstalled.
Two key improvements:
- Trip duration estimates now better incorporate real-time information
- The UI now indicates when predictions are based on scheduled rather than real-time information. We strive to provide the most-accurate real-time predictions, but when this is not possible (e.g., due faulty hardware on a vehicle), we clarify this by removing the to-the-second countdown and showing a clock icon next to the prediction
ToGo allows rideshare / ridesharing with users in your route. Connect & carpool.