Fails to update important things 1/5
This app could be so soo great but they refuse to clarify if a bus has actually come and gone or if it never actually arrived. Another issue is that it's "real time system" is not real time, in fact it slides with time so "will arrive in 5 minutes" could mean 5 minutes from now (what most people would think) or it could mean 5 minutes from the "scheduled time" the app says which also slides which could mean 15 minutes or later. If i showed up to a meeting 15 minutes late and just declared out right "I'm on time!!!" that doesn't make me on time, it makes me an inept liar.
Close to being accurate. 5/5
Love this app. It helps me get around the city and towns while knowing which bus to take and when the bus will arrive.
Love the idea, but data consistently wrong 2/5
I've lost track of the number of times this app shows multiple buses going past my stop, when in reality they are nowhere to be seen. Even when it indicates how many minutes they are ahead or behind schedule, they don't seem to exist. Conversely, I've had times when the app shows my bus 15 minutes away yet it rolls up right in front of me. Data is just consistently wrong.
Only good if the bus driver checks in 3/5
Simply good for digging into routes you know. Google maps is far better for finding ways from point A to B. Nice to have another lens on metro but not a necessary app IMHO. Google maps bus status data seems to be pulling from the same data set and equally unreliable. Example: it's 9:51 next bus is scheduled for 9:54 I see in both Google Maps and OneBusAway. I arrive at busstop @9:55 there is a long line and apparent the bus either came way early or hasn't yet. I review both apps and they show the next bus is @10:18 running "3 mins early". @10:03 the 9:54 554 bus arrives. Neither Google Maps or OneBusAway show the arrival of the 554 correctly today. Almost took alternative transport options due to bad data and my tight schedule today. The reliability of this data set leaves much to be desired.
Awesome app! 5/5
By DJ Georgia
I love this app! It makes planning my commute so much easier. Being able to see where the bus is on my route is HUGE! You must get this app!
Not useful 1/5
By Apple worse UX than FB?
The data is often wrong for Rapidride busses. It is so far off that the app itself is useless. Often busses disappear from the schedule. Arrivals are frequently off by 10 minutes or more. The app is completely unreliable.
Misreported bus arrival three times in one week. Showed bus on app, bus never showed up. Really need to get this right especially on workdays...
Don't always believe what this says. 3/5
Yes, I depend on this app. However, I'm the lucky one that always tries to catch a bus on time (because the app says I can) and when I try I barely miss the bus. My other complaint is that the app will tell me that a bus will show up in, say 5 minutes, but then it never shows and when I reference back to the app it suddenly tells me that my bus is now not showing up for 26 minutes. It's frustrating and I'm very much over believing this app anymore.
So helpful 5/5
This helps me so so much to and from school. I don't know what I would do without it. For all of you bus users out there I would greatly recommend this app!
Constantly getting better 5/5
By Scott K in Seattle
I get around by bus a lot (I don't own a car), and I rely on OneBusAway every day--sometimes several times a day--to get me where I need to go on time. Every few months there's another update that adds even more cool features. Occasionally information about a given bus isn't available because the transmitter on the bus isn't working, and occasionally the estimated arrival time is off by a minute or two, but that's what you get in unpredictable city traffic. Just don't plan to arrive at the very last instant and you'll be fine.
98% accurate 5/5
This is one thing I can count on in my busy life. This app has made my life run like clock-work. Thank you guys for creating this for everyone! I really appreciate its accuracy.
So useful 5/5
I can count on one bus away to consistently give me accurate locations and ETD/ETA's.
Big improvement 5/5
Finally, the app has added an alarm! This is very helpful. It is also easier to read than the last couple of versions. Now, the main improvement needed is GPS-based data, but this is really up to the transit authorities which only seem to provide transponder-based data.
Helpful app for daily riders 5/5
Like the feature where you can track the bus real time. It also tells you if the bus is not doing live updates. Then it defaults to the published schedule, which it does indicate.
Works great for me! 5/5
Been using for years. Always worked for me.
I just love this app 5/5
It is so helpful when you have to take the bus and transfer . My kids call it the "bus stalker" . It keeps them occupied when we're waiting for a bus. It helps me remember to get ready before the bus gets to my stop so I don't miss it. It really is worth having.
Go go metro 5/5
Real easy to use and it gets me to & from work with no problems.
Get around Seattle like a Peo 5/5
By Sweet on G
I love this App, I use it everyday to plan my trips to and from work, shopping and dinner. Easy to use and accurate.
Solid app 4/5
By Ginger Bug
Helps me know when the bus is coming. Works well majority of the time
By Cgthoms 1961
Very good for tracking your bus schedule.
info on when to leave the office 4/5
Great service! 5/5
Love it - express from Bellevue to Seattle- and Orca card for seniors is a must! However the park & ride issue in Bellevue is a mess!
Very good service 5/5
I love using this app for my daily commute to and fro from work and home.
The bus timings are close to accurate.
A Pretty Helpful App 5/5
I use this app at least twice a day, and it's pretty accurate.
It's helpful not only for my daily work commute, but also planning trips to new destinations.
One really helpful feature is seeing all of the bus stops in a general areas and which routes stop there. By clicking on the route, you can see all of the stops - I've been able to find new routes that have helped me avoid traffic and long waits.
I'd gladly pay money for this, but happy it's free!
Saves my bacon daily 5/5
By Jen Power
OneBusAway knows when the bus will arrive when no one else does. They save my butt at least once a week.
The best 5/5
Accurate, easy to use, probably the most useful third party app I have.
Super helpful 5/5
I'd be lost without this app.
Brilliant app 5/5
False precision 1/5
No information is better than wrong information. Frequently I arrive at the stop with several minutes to spare, and watch as the app shows the bus arrive, depart, and ten minutes later still no bus. While the UI is slick, the information is worse than useless. In my experience the data is no better than the posted schedule.
How all transit apps should work 5/5
How all transit apps should work
Useful to my life 5/5
It sometimes fails to work, but really it mostly helps me out a lot
No reason to be late again 5/5
Its updated all the time. Its gives you enough time to catch the bus
Use this all the time 4/5
For the routes that I commonly use, in Seattle, this app is great, and helps me with journey planning every trip.
Very accurate and works well 4/5
This app is very accurate at least in Seattle and the surrounding areas. I use it almost every day and the only thing I think that needs more attention is the look and the flow in the app. The user experience is so so. But overall it gets the job done
Very helpful 5/5
Good, helpful app.
Great app! 5/5
Makes getting into the groove of riding the bus way more convenient.
I love OneBusAway! 5/5
I use this app all the time to get around town. I have several bookmarks set for the places I go all the time. For other trips, I use the map function to get where I want to go. Several reviews mention that arrival times are incorrect. This is not the fault of OneBusAway. Blame your transit system for not providing accurate GPS locations for your bus.
Can always be improved with better data 5/5
It does exceptionally well with the information it has.
Pretty Horrific Compared to other Apps 1/5
Compared to public transportation apps in other cities, this is abominable. Regularly, the buses that say they're a couple minutes away just disappear and you're left with an estimation of 20 min away.
On the flip side, I had one just last night that said it was 18 minutes away. I was taking my time, and then 2 minutes later, it said that one arrived a minute early.
It's all we have in Seattle, as far as I know, but it's quite awful.
This app is a great help on my daily commute. I like the timer feature that alerts you a few minutes before your bus arrives. It is for the most part accurate. I have learned to take transit times in general with a grain of salt. It's best to be there early if you want to catch the bus.
No app is going to be completely accurate all of the time. It's only going to be as accurate as the data fed to it from behind the scenes.
This app is free so I can't complain.
It works 4/5
It's right more than it's wrong and it's never wrong by much and only ever with times.
Best bus app in Seattle 4/5
This is pretty accurate most of the time - yep, that's why I'm giving it four stars. I'm guessing that the information it is disseminating comes from a third party, so tough to judge it on that. It's accurate about 80% of the time, but watch out for those disappearing buses :)
Like it 5/5
I live by this app
Excellent Tool 4/5
By Barbara D Daniels
Maybe not 100% accurate, but I use it all the time so can forgive infrequent misinformation. Really a big assist in getting around Seattle.
More of a suggestion than a rule 4/5
Doesn't give real time data very often but is pretty accurate if the buses are running on time. I still use it all the time but show up 5 minutes early just in case.
Never be late again 5/5
On this app I can time my bus and I could leave just 5mins before the bus arrives and at any bus stop in the sound transit and metro area in king county is where I use this app. But I did opened it up in Cali and they didn't set up but if it did it would've been awesome !
Use it every day 5/5
Love it. Accurate and I use it daily.