Unreliable just as much as the transit service. Real time updates are do not show how far behind schedule a bus actually is. It just resets to the next scheduled time. Since Calgary got this app I find that buses do not stick to their schedule. And can show up to 20min late
It will switch from my favorite route to the opposite direction (bus same route#) and so the times get messed up and I'll miss the bus. It will be fine for awhile then just randomly switch (for example go from showing times for EB which is what I want to switching one day to NB and I don't notice until I'm waiting passed the time it says it will be there). This causes frustration.
The app is so often grosely inaccurate it almost serves no purpose. You can check bus times but the GPS is almost always wrong and some buses just dont show on the map. Only good for checking schedules in which you still need to be early for because some drivers do not use wait stops. Also trip planning has taken me on longer trips than necessary to avoid a ten minute walk.
This app is completely useless. It is not reliable in the least any bus I've had to take is consistently 10 minutes or more longer than what the app says. I have stood in -25 for hours on end and made numerous complaints to 311. If I didn't have to rely on calgary transit as much as I do, I don't think I would ever recommend or even download this app!! Absolutely ridiculous!!
The scheduled times are wildly inaccurate. And if by 2-3 minutes it is fine. But most of time it's 7-15 minutes off. 9 out of 10 times the bus/LRT would be off by a significant amount of time. You're better off grabbing the schedule when you get onto the bus.
After two weeks of waiting 30+ minutes for buses that are apparently 10 minutes away I give up. You're better off consulting the stars or reading tea leaves for an accurate bus time. Google maps is more accurate.
Before you begin your trip, press GO. We’ll tell you when to leave, hurry up, and disembark. Best of all, GO doesn’t just work with push notifications. It uses voice alerts too.
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