Transit Apps and Mobile Sites to Help You Get Going
When you are on the go, you don’t want to be waiting for a bus or rushing to a Metro platform only to find you have to wait 10 minutes for the next train. Check out these helpful tools to make your transit experience more enjoyable and get to where you are going faster!
We are always looking for great apps to add to our collection. Please contact us with your suggestions.
DC Circulator: Where’s My Bus?
If you have an Apple product, visit iTunes Store to download the DC Circulator, Where’s My Bus App or go to http://circulator.dc.gov/ on any mobile device.
Select your route and track your bus down to the minute. You can use this helpful tool on your computer at home or in the office or on your smartphone.
Transit Near Me
This new web application was developed by our very own partners, the Mobility Lab! This app lets users explore the current transit options around their location. Users can look at a map and see what options they have nearby, then for further information, users can click on the specific transit option to learn more about it. This blog post on Commuterpage.com provides more details.
DC Metro Transit
Combines Metro's Trip Planner, Metrorail Station Map, Metrorail service disruptions and news, nearest Metrorail stations and Metrobus stops, and NextBus and Next train information into one action packed app for your Android phone. This app will even calculate fares for Metrorail! The Next Bus information includes the DC Circulator, City of Fairfax CUE, Prince George's County The Bus and the UMD Shuttle-UM.
Stay on track with Spotcycle! This handy bike share system companion app lets you locate nearby bike stations for bike and bike dock availabilities, view bike paths and helps you get to places you want to be – all at your fingertips!
Ride DC Metro
Another great app for DC Metrorail riders. The Ride DC Metro app provides the user with a full Metrorail map, the closest station (using your phones GPS) and trip planning. Simply select your origin and destination stations, and the app quickly provides real-time train arrivals and approximately how long the trip will take.
WABA Mobile App
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association brings you a great app for reporting and recording information at the scene of a bike crash and referencing current DC bike laws. Tools include locating nearest hospital, emergency flashlight and storing ownership information for multiple bikes. This app is available for iPhone and Android phones.
Walk Score allows you to see how walkable a neighborhood is by assigning points to various characteristics of the area. Accessibility to public transit, sidewalks, nearby stores and restaurants, all of these play a role in calculating the walk score. Now, you can see your walk score on the go and check out nearby apartments and rentals by searching for rentals based on proximity to transit.Walk Score also shows nearby shops and restaurants. This app is currently only available for iPhone.
myTaxi connects riders directly with cab drivers and charges regular cab fares based on service areas. The app is used in Europe and launched in the States this past fall. It is available for iPhones, Android and Windows phones.