MTA tracker

MTA tracker


MTA tracker allows riders to take advantage of New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority vehicle monitoring service, MTA Bus Time.

MTA tracker also includes the ability to download route schedules.

MTA tracker allows you to define alerts for MTA routes and stops; get a notification when a vehicle on a specific route is approaching or arriving at a particular stop.

Please send me an email if you find a problem or if you have any comments or suggestions.

TRACKING

- Put in one or more route numbers, separated by spaces or commas, and see all vehicles on those routes, put in a stop number to see all buses serving that stop, or put in an individual vehicle number (printed on the side of MTA buses).

ROUTE SCHEDULES

- You can request a route schedule for any MTA route by entering its number. Schedules can be viewed as origin/destination tables or on a map. On the map, see when the next bus/train is scheduled to arrive by tapping on a stop. See all times for that stop by tapping on the info window that appears.

CLOSE STOPS

- Select your current location or an address you enter or select on a map as a search location for MTA stops that are nearby. You can specify a maximum number of stops to return as well as an optional route filter.

ALERTS

- You can define alerts for when a MTA vehicle is approaching or arriving at a particular stop. These alerts are based on distance from the stop, using the shape of the route defined by MTA.

- Because these alerts depend on the vehicle following the shape defineUd by MTA, if the vehicle is on detour, or if the vehicle isn't following the defined route for some other reason, your alert may not trigger as expected.

DIRECTIONS

- Choose an origin, a destination, and the time you would like to either depart or arrive, and the Google Maps app will display the different options available using MTA's buses and trains.

VEHICLE SHARING

- On the share vehicle screen, enter your vehicle's number and tap the share button. This will let you send to a friend a message with a URL that will show them the progress of your vehicle in real time. The URL will open in MTA tracker if they have the app installed; it will open in any browser if they don't.

Other features:

- Choose a light or dark theme.
- Show satellite imagery and/or color-coded traffic data on the map.
- Optionally keep the map screen from dimming and shutting off.
- Adjust the update interval of MTA vehicle locations.
- Choose a custom ringtone for MTA alerts.

This is not an official MTA app; I am not affiliated with MTA in any way.

Recent changes:
v2.2.4
- Bug fixes.

v2.2.1
- Fixed the bug where autocompletion didn't work on the tracking screen.
- Added a new preference to show/hide the information panels on the tracking map.

v2.2.0
- Bug fixes.
- UI update!
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About MTA tracker
MTA tracker allows riders to take advantage of New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority vehicle monitoring service, MTA Bus Time.

MTA tracker also includes the ability to download route schedules.

MTA tracker allows you to define alerts for MTA routes and stops; get a notification when a vehicle on a specific route is approaching or arriving at a particular stop.

Please send me an email if you find a problem or if you have any comments or suggestions.

TRACKING

- Put in one or more route numbers, separated by spaces or commas, and see all vehicles on those routes, put in a stop number to see all buses serving that stop, or put in an individual vehicle number (printed on the side of MTA buses).

ROUTE SCHEDULES

- You can request a route schedule for any MTA route by entering its number. Schedules can be viewed as origin/destination tables or on a map. On the map, see when the next bus/train is scheduled to arrive by tapping on a stop. See all times for that stop by tapping on the info window that appears.

CLOSE STOPS

- Select your current location or an address you enter or select on a map as a search location for MTA stops that are nearby. You can specify a maximum number of stops to return as well as an optional route filter.

ALERTS

- You can define alerts for when a MTA vehicle is approaching or arriving at a particular stop. These alerts are based on distance from the stop, using the shape of the route defined by MTA.

- Because these alerts depend on the vehicle following the shape defineUd by MTA, if the vehicle is on detour, or if the vehicle isn't following the defined route for some other reason, your alert may not trigger as expected.

DIRECTIONS

- Choose an origin, a destination, and the time you would like to either depart or arrive, and the Google Maps app will display the different options available using MTA's buses and trains.

VEHICLE SHARING

- On the share vehicle screen, enter your vehicle's number and tap the share button. This will let you send to a friend a message with a URL that will show them the progress of your vehicle in real time. The URL will open in MTA tracker if they have the app installed; it will open in any browser if they don't.

Other features:

- Choose a light or dark theme.
- Show satellite imagery and/or color-coded traffic data on the map.
- Optionally keep the map screen from dimming and shutting off.
- Adjust the update interval of MTA vehicle locations.
- Choose a custom ringtone for MTA alerts.

This is not an official MTA app; I am not affiliated with MTA in any way.

Recent changes:
v2.2.4
- Bug fixes.

v2.2.1
- Fixed the bug where autocompletion didn't work on the tracking screen.
- Added a new preference to show/hide the information panels on the tracking map.

v2.2.0
- Bug fixes.
- UI update!
User reviews of MTA tracker
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A Google User
Mar 30, 2015
Can't track the q7 or the q8
A Google User
Feb 11, 2015
Must have Sometimes it misses a bus or two but majority of the time it's accurate. it makes my commute a lot more convenient.
A Google User
Feb 1, 2015
Excellent app. Very accurate. Works great. Very reliable.
A Google User
Jan 28, 2015
Bus route description obscures map Ever since some update I downloaded, the listing of routes (i want to track several at once), blocks the underlying map with the information. I have to wait several unnecessary seconds for the bus route descriptions to fade away. It didn't use to be like that.
A Google User
Dec 28, 2014
Best MTA bus tracker I use this app daily to track my bus for my daily commute to/from work. It's always accurate and I've come to rely heavily on it. Keep up the great work!
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