Tired of wondering where your bus is? The Bus Detective is on the case. This app’s super-sleuthing powers tell you exactly when your bus will arrive.

With one quick glance, you’ll see arrival times for every bus headed for your stop in the next hour. It’s ideal for daily commuters, casual bus riders or even first-timers.

Bus Detective taps into real-time data to show you how many minutes away each bus is from your stop—even when the bus is running early or late. You’ll know if just missed a bus or if there’s time to grab another cup of coffee.

Bus Detective allows you to:
-View a minute-by-minute countdown of bus arrivals
-Bookmark your favorite stops to check times in seconds
-Instantly find bus stops close to your current location
-Search for bus stops by street name

This app currently supports:
-Cincinnati Metro
-TANK (Transportation Authority of Northern Kentucky)
-More cities soon!

No matter where you live, transportation mysteries are overrated. Download the bus detective to solve all your commuting dilemmas. Case closed.

Bus Detective was made with love by Gaslight, a software design and development consultancy in Cincinnati. We build technology that matters. You can see the proof right here:

What’s New

Version 0.0.5

Add email contact information into the application

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Rillhon ,

Don’t bother

This is definitively the worst practical app I’ve ever taken the time to download on any of my devices. Besides the arrival times of buses being wildly inaccurate, the app often doesn’t even start up. “Real time” updates typically mean being given an out-of-date bus schedule. Most of the time I’ll watch the estimated arrival time of a bus to go from “in 5 minutes” to “in 2 minutes” to “4 minutes ago” in the span of 20 seconds while I’m waiting at the bus stop. Seriously, you’re better of using google maps and hoping that whatever bus you’re waiting to catch is running somewhere close to on-schedule. Don’t waste the storage on your phone with this garbage, it will only let you down and get you to your destination 20-30 minutes later than you anticipated. I bet you’re reading this review 10 years in the future and nobody has even bothered to respond to my scathing opinion with even a generic “sorry, email is for support.” SORTA doesn’t care so fooey to youey, bucko.

Synergy3000 ,

Not a helpful app

This app is not helpful at all. It provides info on what time a bus should be at a particular location but whether that happens in reality is another thing. Then it is more dumb luck if the bus happens to be there at the exact time the app says it will be there.
The use of the term real time is also deceptive since there is no real time info. Buses come later or earlier than what the app says. Heck some buses don’t even show up at all. Of course that is more of a problem with the bus service but the app still shows the bus as coming here by the time it is supposed to have been there.

Ihatesoundcloud ,

Would give it less stars if I could

This app started out great, but over the past couple months it has made me late from busses showing up to my stop earlier than the quoted time. I literally just watched my bus arrive 5 min early as I was walking to my stop! I'm sick of being late to work!! You really need to fix this app so it quotes "real time" like it used to, not estimates.


Gaslight, LLC
1.3 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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