DC Metro and Bus is the region's most popular dedicated DC transit app. Realtime rail and bus predictions and DC Metro map directly from WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority), ART (Arlington Transit) and DC Circulator, serving Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland.
-Realtime DC Metro Rail predictions (Next Train) for every Metro station in the Washington DC region with auto refresh direct from WMATA.
-Realtime DC Metro Bus (Next Bus) predictions for every Metro bus stop in the Washington DC region with auto refresh direct from WMATA.
-Realtime data for ART bus (Arlington Transit)
-Realtime data for DC Circulator buses.
-Location based Metro station finder to locate Metro stations nearby.
-Location based bus stop finder to locate Metro bus stops nearby.
-Mapping for DC Metro rail stations and bus stops.
-Save commonly used Metro stations and stops into your Favorites list for easy access.
-Look up DC Metro bus stop predictions directly by the bus stop number.
-Check to see if WMATA is broadcasting any rail alerts or disruptions.
-Access the WMATA DC Metro map to plan your route.
-Upgrade to the ad-free version with in-app purchase.
-And of course, FREE
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+ Bug fix for users on iOS 12 and 13 that was causing a crash for some users upon startup.
+ Realtime crowding information on Metro Rail and Bus.
+ Minor bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
App is Great! Although needs emergency instant messenger
Love the app really useful and always works. Best feature is the metro map. However, there should be a way to instantly report things/alert metro police. For instance right now on the metro there is a homeless, crazy, or drunk person stumbling throughout the cart and has not gotten off. It would be nice to have an instant messenger to alert your organization when disorderly conduct that is not criminal is occurring so you will be able to remove this person from bother the paying customers. Or when for the 100th time in the hour the kids take over some of the cars, blast music and dance.
App Works Great—- then bus *disappears*
This app is fantastic, until suddenly there’s no data. This has happened multiple times when tracking the T2 bus from my home in Bethesda southbound to Friendship Heights, and northbound from Friendship Heights towards my home in Bethesda. “WMATA reporting no data” appears on the screen. So frustrating. Makes an otherwise fantastic app completely useless.
Several times in Friendship Heights, my bus is tracked by the app, and I time my arrival at the stop for 10 minutes before the bus is predicted to arrive. A few minutes after my arrival, that bus disappears from the app and the next bus (which is to arrive 30 or so minutes later) is the only one showing up on the app! What happened? Did my bus show up early? No, about 8 minutes later, my bus shows up at the stop (not on the app), and the driver is oblivious to the problem. (There is also the additional problem that buses show up at the stop with Not In Service on their displays, and you have to ask the driver to identify their bus— super annoying). I want to do right by the environment by using public transportation, but WMATA and this app have not ironed out the kinks.
Messy Interface not focused on the main task.
Because the feedback mechanism does not work in the app....
App interface is really messy and it makes it hard to use. The workflow is also not accommodating to the regular scenario for the new and current user.
Consider that the Apple Maps app opens to a map. It tells you where you are and helps you get to where you want to go. The interface is simple, clean, effective. It uses progressive disclosure to bury the “additional information”. Isn’t Metro an app that users use to find out how to get to their destination in the same manner, simply focused on the use of metro services?
Suggest that this app should simply open to a map with the flags showing where I am and where the bus stops are. Everything else should be a drill down. The search at the top of the map display should be the drill down for locations giving priority to metro routes . Like the maps app, an expansion below could show other options. Maps shows a fast nav menu for restaurants, etc. metro could do something similar and show stops, initially organized by distance from user.
And if Advertizing is necessary, please consider the use of Apples iAd interface instead of the Pandora approach to butchering the user experience.
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- 51.3 MB
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Ad Free Version $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.