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Grand River Transit


NOTE: This app uses Google Analytics to track (anonymously) how the app is used, to give guidance on where improvements should be concentrated.

This app displays bus route and stop information, as well as bus times, for the Grand River Transit (GRT) system, in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, which includes the cities of Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge.

You can search for stops or routes by name or number, and display them on Google Maps, as well as quickly see when the next bus will arrive or browse the timetables. Allows you to create a list of favourite stops, making checking for the next bus just a couple of clicks away.

A design goal is not to require a data connection to operate, so the app does not calculate routes (Google Navigation uses the exact same data, so you should use that). All transit data is stored locally, so static timetable and route information is always available (but maps may not load). App is stored on your SD card if you allow it, and data is stored on the SD card if it's available.

May be sluggish on first use or after an upgrade, while the initial database is constructed. Total data size can be up to 30 megs. It's either that or chewing up your online data quota.

Data is provided in GTFS format by http://grt.ca. Google Navigation uses the same source.

See http://baleka.org/gdmalet/android/grtransit for any last minute news, or for the latest test version of the code. This is open source code: everything, warts and all, is available at https://github.com/gdmalet/grtransit.

Recent changes:
See https://github.com/gdmalet/grtransit/wiki/_pages for feature requests & version history.

Version 1.8
You no longer need to update the app to get a new database version. Online checks & downloads are controlled by a new preference.
When zooming on a route, can cause a crash, or line disappears -- fixed.
More version info on the About screen.
Other small bug fixes.

Version 1.7.2
Rider alerts now working again, in all their glory.
Fixed crash when no external (sdcard) storage available.
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About Grand River Transit
NOTE: This app uses Google Analytics to track (anonymously) how the app is used, to give guidance on where improvements should be concentrated.

This app displays bus route and stop information, as well as bus times, for the Grand River Transit (GRT) system, in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, which includes the cities of Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge.

You can search for stops or routes by name or number, and display them on Google Maps, as well as quickly see when the next bus will arrive or browse the timetables. Allows you to create a list of favourite stops, making checking for the next bus just a couple of clicks away.

A design goal is not to require a data connection to operate, so the app does not calculate routes (Google Navigation uses the exact same data, so you should use that). All transit data is stored locally, so static timetable and route information is always available (but maps may not load). App is stored on your SD card if you allow it, and data is stored on the SD card if it's available.

May be sluggish on first use or after an upgrade, while the initial database is constructed. Total data size can be up to 30 megs. It's either that or chewing up your online data quota.

Data is provided in GTFS format by http://grt.ca. Google Navigation uses the same source.

See http://baleka.org/gdmalet/android/grtransit for any last minute news, or for the latest test version of the code. This is open source code: everything, warts and all, is available at https://github.com/gdmalet/grtransit.

Recent changes:
See https://github.com/gdmalet/grtransit/wiki/_pages for feature requests & version history.

Version 1.8
You no longer need to update the app to get a new database version. Online checks & downloads are controlled by a new preference.
When zooming on a route, can cause a crash, or line disappears -- fixed.
More version info on the About screen.
Other small bug fixes.

Version 1.7.2
Rider alerts now working again, in all their glory.
Fixed crash when no external (sdcard) storage available.

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A Google User
Aug 27, 2014
Stopped working The database stopped being updated months ago. It was a great app but no longer has data.
A Google User
Aug 15, 2014
Still NO schedule It's August, come on this schedule us almost done. What's goin on?
A Google User
Jul 29, 2014
Used to be great, but not anymore I started using this app over a year ago and it was great. Then it got better with not having to update the app for every new set of schedules that came out. The new schedules usually wouldn't be available until about a week or two after they came into effect, but that wasn't too much of an annoyance for me. The last set of schedules came into effect on June 23, 2014. It has been over a month and the schedule database has still not been updated. The worst part is that now the app is completely useless since it doesn't show the times based on the last schedule update. At least with doGRT, you can use the schedules even if they're outdated as long as no major changes have been made to the stops and routes you want to use. I once recommended this app, but now I can't. I would say TripGo is your best option.
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
The Worst All stops say that there are no more buses for the day. You're better off downloading the off schedules from their website
A Google User
May 7, 2014
Extremely Useful!! Except the other day it stopped workin, now anytime I look up any bus stop it says "no more busses for today" but then I call the bus number and its coming in 20 minutes. PLEASE FIX I USE THIS APP A LOT!!!