Valley Metro Ridekick® is your sidekick when riding Valley Metro buses and light rail in metro Phoenix. The new app will make planning your trip easier than ever before by featuring:
• improved trip planning
• easier navigation
• available transit options based on your current location
• bookmarking your favorite routes and stops to make planning your favorite trips even faster
• ability to use the stop ID# at your bus stop or station to look up when your NextRide is arriving
Download your Ridekick® today and start making your rides on Valley Metro even easier!
Upgrade the autocomplete API and more accurate in the service area.
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A good start but SERIOUSLY lacking
The geolocation is atrocious. It conglomerates all possible routes close to you, and sometimes the rail option is way down the list, despite me literally being AT the rail stop. I can’t discriminate which transit options I want.
Also, the map is kind of useful, until you realize you can’t open up the schedule for a route once you’ve clicked on its icon, which causes me to return to bad geolocation.
The best thing I can do is save my often used stops when I’m AT the stop (so the geolocation is optimized) so I can navigate to them quickly at a later date.
Someone seriously needs to improve the geolocation, filtering, and map capabilities of this app.
Needs a lot of work.
This app was a great idea. It's just too bad that they didn't invest enough energy in making it useful.
You can't tell it what form of transportation you would like to use, i.e. Bus, train, or rapid. And when you enter a end point it just populates what the quickest route is. Not giving options for how far to walk to starting point, etc. Most trips show results with a mile or more of walking when there is a route 100 yards away.
ValleyMetro, if you actually read these comments, take some of the increased bus fare money and invest it into this app so our money will go towards something useful and not something that looks like a middle school project for an 11 year old. Sad to see our fares increase yet next to no improvement in the transit system over the course of a decade(besides the light rail). Listen to your customers, who are ultimately your biggest investors, and provide us with something we can actually use.
Close but no...you know.
This app would be less disappointing if its promise was way off the horizon and not barely out of reach. Sadly, its potential is right there dangling beyond our grasp.
As a trip planner, it is clunky, obtuse and functions only if the end user has a better idea of the routes and times serving their location. That kinda defeats the reason for this app, doesn't it?
The app promises to provide "real-time schedule data to help you plan your trip with up-to-the-minute arrival times." That's a cute way of saying the app uses bus book data compiled six months ago to spit back out at you when you're desperate for current bus-arrival info. "Real-time schedule data" would be telling me that my 6:58 bus is running 7 minutes behind, not regurgitating a table that simply confirms my bus is not on schedule.
As an app, the controls are counterintuitive: I've played with this app off and on since it was released, as I still don't get how one saves favorites, how to move seamlessly from one function to the next without erasing everything, or even why it sometimes refuses to accept a start and end point.
I can't rely on Ridekick to run correctly when I actually need it, which means it's the perfect fit for Valley Metro.
- REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTAION AUTHORITY
- 12.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2019 Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.