Your Ride In REAL-TIME
Download Transit to know where your bus is at all times
Transit provides real-time arrival information for all MDOT MTA CityLink, LocalLink and Express BusLink buses. Whether you are checking the status of your favorite bus route or need step-by-step directions to get somewhere new, Transit and MTA have you covered.
Worried about the app size? It's under 100MB which is 3x smaller than Snapchat!
Download Transit now and get more time back from your busy schedule!
How do I use Transit?
When you first open the app, it uses your location to pinpoint the bus routes that pass closest to you.
TIP! Be sure to allow Transit to access your location data during the installation process.
When you see the flashing real-time icon, that means there's a GPS tracker on the bus providing accurate arrival time information.
TIP! Since real-time arrival is based on current bus location, real-time displayed may change depending on traffic conditions.
Change Bus Direction
Swipe left or right on your route to change direction.
Tap on the route for more info that drops down!
Planning Your Trip
Transit has a built-in Trip Planner to give you easy-to-use directions:
- Tap the arrow icon in the top left area of your screen
- Enter your desired destination
- Select your route to get more details
- If you want Transit to notify you exactly when you should start walking to catch the bus, launch the GO feature
TIP! If you or someone you know is visually impaired, the GO feature provides voice-guided instructions throughout your trip! The feature pairs well with VoiceOver (iOS) and TalkBack (Android) screen readers.
See Your Bus in Real-Time
To view detailed route information, select the map pin icon on the route toolbar. The resulting screen shots where the bus is in real-time and where it's headed!
Real-time Bus Schedule
Click on the clock icon to view the route schedule.
- View schedules for upcoming days
- Swipe left/right to change schedules for opposite direction
Tip! Set reminders by pressing the button to the right of the departure.
Save Favorite Locations
Tap the gear icon at the top right of the home screen to add the locations you most frequently use.
- Tap the Slider icon in the middle
- Scroll to My Locations
- Add, delete, or edit as many locations as you'd like!
Not finding answers to your questions? Check out Transit's support page for more detailed instructions.
Real-time Arrival Alternatives
Unable to download Transit? No worries, MTA has you covered! We have two options for our passengers to choose from:
- Text the bus stop ID (Shown the image to the right) to MTAMD (62683) to receive real-time arrivals for all the routes that pass through that stop.
- Call 1-866-RIDE-MTA (1-866-743-3682) and select the "Bus Routes Information" option and enter your bus stop ID to hear the next real-time bus arrival information.
Having issues? ¿Tiene preguntas? Submit your feedback
We work closely with the Transit team to find solutions for issues reported by our passengers. We want to hear from you to ensure we’re providing accurate information to minimize the time you’re waiting for your bus to arrive.
Please fill out the form at the link below to submit your request. MDOT MTA staff will review the reported issue and determine how best to collaborate with Transit to address the issue. Click here for our Transit feedback form.
We think Transit is the best way to know when your bus is arriving, but we know not everyone is comfortable using a phone app. Invite us to your community association, school, neighborhood event, or business, and we’d be happy to give an in-person training on how to use Transit. Click here to request a presentation for your group.