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, Express BusLink buses, along with Commuter Bus and MARC Train service across the region. 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.
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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.
The route display provides pertinent information such as the route name, direction, and stop name. Swipe left or right on a route to change direction. 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.
Tap on a route to pull up more detailed information. This screen displays real-time vehicle locations as icons on the map and their departure times. If you scroll down on the screen, subsequent stops and their route connections appear. Tap on Full Schedule to see all the departure times for your stop, including real-time bus schedules. Swiping left/right will change schedules for the opposite direction.
Planning Your Trip
Transit has a built-in Trip Planner to give you easy-to-use directions:
- Enter a destination by tapping the green search bar on the home screen.
- 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
GO provides step-by-step guidance for your whole trip. GO will recommend when to leave to board, tell you how many stops until your destination, and push notifications when you are approaching and have arrived at your destination.
Real-Time Arrival Alternatives
Unable to download Transit? No worries, MDOT MTA has you covered! We have three options for our passengers to choose from:
- Text the bus stop ID (shown the image) to MTAMD (68263) 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.
- Select your route and stop from our real-time information page for predicted arrival times (best viewed on a mobile device).