TransiCast - a transit service browser
TransiCast - a transit service browser for the Android™ mobile platform.
Get stops, routes and next bus and train times for the San Francisco Bay Area (SFMTA, BART, AC Transit, Emery Go-Round), Portland (TriMet, Streetcar), Los Angeles (Metro Bus and Rail, Translink, Beeline), Boston (The T), Chicago, Washington (Metro Rail and Bus, D.C. Circulator), Oaho, Reno, NCTD, Laval, New York (Staten Island Bus, Downtown Connection) and Toronto. TransiCast also covers the universities at Rutgers, Rutgers Newark, Western Kentucky, UC Davis, Cal of Pennsylvania, UMD, Georgia College, Oxford, Temple and the MIT, as well as the communities of Charles River and Charm City.
Available in the Ovi Store.
Get next bus time and train times in three steps:
Tap an agency on the agency list to load the agency's routes
Find your route and tap it to load the route's stops and stations. End stops of a route are marked in yellow
Find your stop or station, and tap it to get the current next bus and train times. Scheduled times are displayed in blue, real-time next bust times are displayed in orange. TransiCast calls next bus times for all directions of the selected stop. TransiCast automatically refreshes every 30 seconds
Get the current service messages for the selected route and stop or station through Messages from the View menu
Start over through Clear from the View menu
New with TransiCast 1.1.0: Bookmark the current selection of agency, route and stop. Select a bookmarked stop or station to directly call the next bus and train times
New with TransiCast 1.2.0: Track the next stop when riding the bus. Start and stop through the Next Stop menu
The TransiCast mobile app does not store transit data on the device. Instead, TransiCast calls TransiCast's Transit Data Server to query routes, stops and the latest next bus and train times.
The Transit Data Server provides an innovative back-end web service that aggregates real-time feeds and static schedule data provided by several transit agencies to the public.
This allows TransiCast to deliver real-time data without the need to update the mobile app whenever a new schedule is released.
TransiCast also provides a seamless experience to the user: Travelers who ride San Francisco's BART and Muni, or Boston buses and the subway
can acccess real-time next bus and train times through a single app.
The current version of TransiCast enables travelers to track their approach to the next stop while riding the bus. TransiCast holds the location data of all stops of a route, and correlates the GPS-based device location and direction of travel to the stop sequence of a route. As a result, TransiCast can determine which stop is the next stop on the route.
- A lot of work has gone into the TransiCast app and TransiCast's Transit Data Server to make something complicated look simple.
I hope you enjoy TransiCast and its groundbreaking mobile technology just as I do when riding Muni in San Francisco every day. JP
What's next? This depends on the uptake of TransiCast. On one hand, as a "bootstrap" project, there are no demanding investors attached to TransiCast (good). On the other hand, TransiCast has no marketing budget (not so good). This means it can grow organically, but it also has no voice in an increadibly noisy tech environment.
Calls from TransiCast to Transit Data Servers do not include any data that identifies a user or device, or contains in full or in part any data relative to the user or device.
TransiCast does not access, capture or desimitate any user or device related data or information, neither in full, nor in part.
For comments, or to report a problem with TransiCast, please contact the app developer.
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