How to Use Transit
Transit requires Android 6.0 or later and iOS 12 or later to work on your device. Choose any topic below or scroll down for a quick intro to Transit.
- Check Nearby Departures & Track your Ride
- Plan a Trip
- Get Step-by-Step Directions with GO
- Use Uber, Lyft, Bikeshare & E-scooters
- Add Favorite Locations & Pin Most Used Lines
- Buy Transit Tickets (available in select cities only)
Check Nearby Departures & Track your Ride
On Transit’s Main Screen you'll find a map with your location and a list of nearby transit routes including their next departure time:
To switch the direction for any route in the list, swipe across the route like this:
Real-time departures are marked with radio waves, so you know when the bus is really coming:
Tap any route to see later departures, find the nearest stop, and track your bus or your train:
To check departure times near any location, search for any destination and either press-and-hold the result or click the 3 dots:
Then tap Show nearby lines. This will move your location on the map to the destination.
Plan a Trip
Transit can get you anywhere in your city – just tell us where you want to go:
1. On the Main Screen, tap the search bar:
2. Search for your destination.
3. Tap a search result.
4. Tap in the upper Origin field to change your starting point, if desired.
5. Compare your options using public transport and other modes:
6. Tap a trip to see more details:
7. Tap GO to get step-by-step instructions during your trip.
Get Step-by-Step Directions with GO
GO is Transit's personal trip companion. Tap GO to get timely notifications for when it's time to leave, to change lines, and to get off the bus or the train.
Using GO anonymously shares your bus or train's location with other users, improving the accuracy of real-time info in your city.
More info: What is GO crowdsourcing?
Use Uber, Lyft, Bikeshare & e-scooters
Transit isn't only for buses and trains!
Tap any link below for more info:
Add Favorite Locations & Lines
Add Favorite Lines for quick access & service-alert notifications:
More info: Pin Your Most Used Transit Lines
Save Favorite Locations for faster searching & smart suggestions:
More info: Save your Favourite Locations
If you see an arrival time that has a strike through it, this means the departure has been canceled:
These cancelations will most often be updated by your transit agency, in the data they share with us, to indicate that that particular departure has been canceled.
For example: there are three departures scheduled in 5, 10, and 18 minutes. The agency has provided real-time information for the trips in 10 and 18 minutes, but not for the trip in 5 minutes. The app will consider the scheduled trip in 5 minutes to be canceled, and display the strikethrough.
If you notice a departure that is canceled in the app but showed up, let us know! You can send us any screenshots and details at email@example.com