This is a great way to track your bus or train
Delay status 1/5
I am at the start of a bus route and this app put the buses waiting to start driving on delay so you have no idea when they are going to come! I have to switch between this app and another to figure out what time the next bus is coming because it won’t take it off delay until it’s already on the way. it’s super annoying! Please take away that feature! This app would be perfect without it.
Location never works 1/5
Location never works so what’s the point?
Don’t expect to plan you schedule around it. 2/5
I’ve been “using” for years but honestly don’t kmow why I bother. Depending on the day of the week, time of day or route, it can be pretty useless. Ghost buses that never show. Delayed buses that are suddenly approaching. Or buses that aren’t even listed suddenly appearing at the stop. A route can be perfect southbound but completely wrong northbound. Perfect Monday thru Thursday but Friday not at all.
Keeps crashing 3/5
At first it was crashing every time I opened it and tried to go to the trains. Now it crashes randomly. Otherwise working fine.
New update 1/5
By Tap a star rate ;4
Improved bug fixes? Sure if that includes the app shutting down after 5 seconds
Not for Newbies 1/5
The first step is to pick a bus/route. While there is a general list to choose from, it doesn’t show on the map where it’s located. So you have to already know where they are in order to use the app.
If you’re new to Chicago and its bus routes (like myself), good luck...
No data 1/5
The app tells me to reset data, but from what I’ve read that will reset all data for all applications. I’m thinking of abandoning this and getting a new tracker. I used this for years without problems, but I’m not sure what happened
Cta transit app 5/5
The app is great! It’s the bus keeping the schedules that is terrible!
By wildest cards
Sometimes when I’m trying to find a bus, it just shows the cross streets. It doesn’t say whether it’s going eastbound or westbound. I think a timetable with the stops would be helpful.
Not always accurate with times or alerts
I love this site 5/5
It helps me figure out how soon I should leave the house without sitting in bad weather waiting for the bus.
Great app helps tremendously 5/5
By re-mixes rule
Ability for me to decide on what color train to ride into office. Especially when it’s cold in Chicago.
I love the fact that I can see the TS app to see the arrival time of my bus. It is very helpful.
Can you add metra schedules to this app Also I would like to use a friendly name for a stop like Home or Mom.
Route 143 1/5
The app is not accurate. This route is not consistent.
Data Parameter 3/5
By SOS Ana
I keep getting an invalid data parameter , what is this and how can I fix this
Don’t use. It doesn’t list all the bus times. You might call an Uber or start to walk to work and then see the bus pulling up as you leave. Failing to do its one job...
No train tracking 2/5
I love the bus tracking but since I updated this past summer I don’t have access to the trains anymore. Every time I update I hope I get the trains back but it never does.
A happy customer! 5/5
It’s always on time the best app
The times are not always updated or are often inaccurate. I have seen the bus pass me by countless times because the app did not list the correct time or it was listed as later than it was.
It started good but now is terrible. Sometimes it won’t show anything, it skips express bus schedule, it will show time for bus but if it passes by earlier then it will keep showing the same time
Bus not on route 3/5
Many mornings the bus is not showing up on thr route causing many to miss their ride
It would be nice to favorite certain routes 4/5
It would be nice to favorite certain routes so that you don’t have to keep looking them up.
Sudden charge is lame 3/5
Been using this app for years, mostly works great but today I got shaken down for $1.99 to “reset data”—very lame
Needs improvement 1/5
App constantly crashes, tracking times not accurate
Great with one issue 4/5
I use this app every day to get to school, and it works really well, but the one problem is it doesn’t recognize stops when I search for them. I’ve found that it won’t do Addison and Talman, Addison and Campbell (only Eastbound), and Western and Addison.
Not accurate 2/5
Decent-looking interface, but this app does not reflect accurate times. I am a Chicagoan, and--believe me--accuracy of CTA timing matters during bad weather in this city. I have a two-train commute to work and I cannot rely on this app, unfortunately.
96 Lunt 5/5
Happy we have this service.
Every update is less usable than the last 1/5
Navigating the app gets more difficult with every updat
timing is everything 5/5
timing is everything, thanks TS, you make commuting like clock work
This app use to be great 2/5
This app use to be great, now I can never see the arrival times have gone back to cta bus tracker
By disgusted passenger
Horrible service. Never on time!
Map feature gone? 2/5
The new design isn’t intuitive - the old one worked fine. Also did the map feature leave? Please bring it back!!
Works sometimes 2/5
By Seriously, bro?
So many times when it says a bus is coming but then the bus never comes ... or says no buses are coming for a long time then you watch one pass... CTA is the worst and this app is an extension of that
Nice app! 5/5
By It's cool...
Fast and easy to use!
Never accurate 1/5
They need to updated
It’s never accurate
Not easy to follow 2/5
The display is not intuitive
Why did you change this!!! 2/5
You can no longer see the times listed, you actually have to look at the map and follow the route directionally rather than being able to see upcoming trains in chronological order. This isn’t helpful, and it’s more chaotic visually.
It’s fine, but... 3/5
This app is fine to give you an approximate idea of when busses will arrive, but I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve watched a bus go right by me when I’m not quite to the stop yet and know I gave myself plenty of time. You’d think there would be a better way to get more accurate info. Get to the stop early but don’t rely on it if you’re running short on time.
Not always reliable 2/5
The arrival time constantly changes and buses you’re waiting for can suddenly disappear so it’s not a very dependable way to track your travel plan.
Useless App 1/5
It would be helpful if you got the times even remotely correct
Easier access 4/5
To searing line or bus instead of scrolling
Buses are not tracked correctly 1/5
I have mistakenly taken Uber’s because the app doesn’t show any buses coming when they are. Complete waste of money and time thanks to incorrect data on this app. Not happy. This didn’t happen before the update. Extremely annoying and frustrating. I take the 85a and it’s never right in the morning.
Bus Schedule 3/5
Sometimes the times are inaccurate and the app shows “phantom” buses, but typically it’s reliable.
Used to be amazing 1/5
Purple line to Linden has not worked in 4 weeks. What’s going on?
81 west 2/5
By Cherie Wolford
Updates have made site more difficult to navigate
Best app for Chicago riders period 5/5
By Gregg Dovo
With the new updates it’s simply the best app out there for Chicago users of public transit
Very Reliable But Room For Improvement 4/5
By G.A. SKL
Overall this is one of the most important apps I use on a day to day basis. This app is extremely helpful and works great in terms of functionality with almost no glitches however, there are 2 main issues I’ve identified:
-some buses are not tracked within the app (Missing Buses)
-sometimes the app is tracking a bus that never shows up and as a result you have to weight for the following bus (Phantom Buses)
It’s usually the same bus at the same time every day that is either missing or phantom. These buses usually cause disruption in commute planning resulting in delays one way or another.
Other than these two scenarios, this app is one of the best public transportation apps I’ve seen.