Depot: CTA Transit Tracker

Depot: CTA Transit Tracker


Formerly "Transit Tracker: Chicago CTA"



Depot is a tracking tool for the buses and trains of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

Do you use the same bus or train every morning in your commute? Among many features, this app allows you to place a widget on your home screen to track a specific stop, so you can see real-time arrivals and alerts for your commute the second you unlock your phone.



Depot lets you:
- Quickly see a map of nearby stops and their arrival times
- Save your favorite stops in organized groups for easy access
- Track upcoming buses and trains on a map
- See relevant CTA service alerts for all bus and train routes
- Plot route paths on a map for convenient reference
- Tap anywhere on the map to see stops and routes near to that location
- Place a widget on your home screen to track arrivals for a specific route and stop (great for commutes or other commonly-used routes)



Premium users get access to these features:
- Active tracking: Arrival times pinned to your notification bar, refreshed automatically every minute
- Smart alarms: Alarms that let you know (1) when to leave your house and (2) when your stop is coming up (if you're currently on a bus or train)
- More widget sizes: Instant arrival times on your home screen with more options for space efficiency
- Vehicle sharing: Friends can track your location and get a notification when you reach your destination stop
- Vehicle following: See which stops are coming up and when



Depot is easy to use, features a sleek design, and does not have any in-app advertisements. All transit data comes directly from the Chicago Transit Authority.



Permissions requested:
Location - The app uses your location to show you nearby CTA bus stops and train stations.
Photo/Media/Files - The app stores certain CTA data locally on your device so that it does not have to use the internet every time it needs to access that data. This saves you time and data usage.
In-app Purchases - There is an optional paid upgrade for premium features.



This app is neither made nor endorsed by the CTA.

Recent changes:
- Replaced home screen with navigation drawer
- Lots of stability and performance improvements (check out that new smooth list scrolling)
- Redesigned Map Search screen to be more practical and smoother in performance
- Distance threshold which determines nearby stops can be changed in settings
- Fixed some bus stops that were causing crashes
- Various UI changes and more Material Design
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About Depot: CTA Transit Tracker
Formerly "Transit Tracker: Chicago CTA"



Depot is a tracking tool for the buses and trains of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

Do you use the same bus or train every morning in your commute? Among many features, this app allows you to place a widget on your home screen to track a specific stop, so you can see real-time arrivals and alerts for your commute the second you unlock your phone.



Depot lets you:
- Quickly see a map of nearby stops and their arrival times
- Save your favorite stops in organized groups for easy access
- Track upcoming buses and trains on a map
- See relevant CTA service alerts for all bus and train routes
- Plot route paths on a map for convenient reference
- Tap anywhere on the map to see stops and routes near to that location
- Place a widget on your home screen to track arrivals for a specific route and stop (great for commutes or other commonly-used routes)



Premium users get access to these features:
- Active tracking: Arrival times pinned to your notification bar, refreshed automatically every minute
- Smart alarms: Alarms that let you know (1) when to leave your house and (2) when your stop is coming up (if you're currently on a bus or train)
- More widget sizes: Instant arrival times on your home screen with more options for space efficiency
- Vehicle sharing: Friends can track your location and get a notification when you reach your destination stop
- Vehicle following: See which stops are coming up and when



Depot is easy to use, features a sleek design, and does not have any in-app advertisements. All transit data comes directly from the Chicago Transit Authority.



Permissions requested:
Location - The app uses your location to show you nearby CTA bus stops and train stations.
Photo/Media/Files - The app stores certain CTA data locally on your device so that it does not have to use the internet every time it needs to access that data. This saves you time and data usage.
In-app Purchases - There is an optional paid upgrade for premium features.



This app is neither made nor endorsed by the CTA.

Recent changes:
- Replaced home screen with navigation drawer
- Lots of stability and performance improvements (check out that new smooth list scrolling)
- Redesigned Map Search screen to be more practical and smoother in performance
- Distance threshold which determines nearby stops can be changed in settings
- Fixed some bus stops that were causing crashes
- Various UI changes and more Material Design
User reviews of Depot: CTA Transit Tracker
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A Google User
Jan 16, 2015
Excellent App This is the best app that I have used to navigate the CTA yet. Well done. UPDATE: the update has made this app even better. I love the saved stops and the alarm to tell me when to leave for my bus
A Google User
Jan 13, 2015
Pace routes!!! I also use the pace routes and this app doesn't have it??? Only CTA?
A Google User
Jan 10, 2015
Luvin it I really like the group feature I can build regular trips I make and have the routes already queried. I just started using this app so I'll rate it again in a couple more weeks
A Google User
Dec 25, 2014
Nice app. Does the job. Nice material design. Wish it had Android Wear integration.
A Google User
Dec 24, 2014
Very useful I've used a handful of cta tracking apps, this one is currently.ky favorite. They all have the same information, but Depot gets points for user interface and additional features.