MBTA Tracker

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About this app

Get hi-res MBTA map, arrival time predictions, schedules and service alerts for entire MBTA system, including subway (green, orange, blue, red and mattapan lines), commuter rails, boats and buses - it's a "must have" app for Boston's commuter.

- arrival time predictions for bus, subway and commuter rail
- schedules
- service & access alerts
- favorite stops and favorite routes
- trip info with route path and vehicle location
- nearby stops with arrival time predictions
- routes, vehicle locations and arrival-time predictions on embedded Google Map
- twitter feed with official @MBTA, @MBTA_CR and @MBTATransitPD tweets
- support for Android Wear
- dark theme (Android Q)
- home screen shortcuts: You can add shortcut by long pressing on your favorite stop or route, or by long pressing on main menu route icon (Green, Red, Orange, Blue or Mattapan icons).

More features coming soon!

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Notice of Non-Affiliation and Disclaimer

We are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the MBTA or MassDOT, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. The official MBTA website can be found at http://mbta.com

The names MBTA and MassDOT as well as related names, marks, emblems and images are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

MBTA Tracker app uses data provided by MassDOT real-time API.
“MassDOT” means the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and its
divisions, and the agencies and authorities within the jurisdiction of MassDOT, including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and the Massachusetts Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs). MassDOT also includes the Massachusetts Port Authority (MassPort), or its successor, as well as any third-parties with which MassDOT may partner to provide data on or through the Developers Page.
Updated on
Apr 26, 2020

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.18K reviews
Richard Nilsson
August 16, 2023
This app makes public transit more convenient than Lyft or Uber. This app is wonderful. I've used the free version constantly for years. The features are perfect. I can use maps with gps and live tracking data to find buses from anywhere. I can see schedules as well for planning. Mostly, I find myself searching for the nearest bus almost constantly.
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Andrzej Nosek
August 16, 2023
Thank you!
A Google user
February 11, 2020
Pretty good app. I get that it's only as good as the data available from the T, so you can only count on accuracy within about 5 minutes. My biggest beef is that when you look at a specific station and scroll to, for example, the southbound trains, then check again in like 2 minutes, the app relocates itself to show you the northbound trains. This has led me to run for a train i thought i had plenty of time to catch (see inaccuracy, above) only to find that i was looking at the wrong direction.
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Chuck Ferrell
December 19, 2021
Good app. It's very useful. Accurate arrival times. My 1 criticism (I'm not sure this can be fixed) is that busses may go out of service or change routes at the end of the line. System cannot predict this. So you're wating for the 441 to arrive. It's 3 minutes away, then 2 minutes, then 1. You see it arrive, passengers deboard, the bus turns off, disappears from the system. This is likely only a problem at the end of the line which is a major stop (Oak Grove, Braintree, Alewife)
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Andrzej Nosek
February 5, 2022
Thanks! The app uses MBTA's Real-Time api, so the predictions are as good as the data from MBTA. There are no other way to track buses or trains, all the similar apps in Google Play Store are using the same data from MBTA, the difference is just presentation of data.

What's new

Version 2.27
- fixed Google Maps API issue causing app crashes
- added support for dark theme on devices with Android Q
- updated MBTA Subway map
- bug fixes