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App Center

This page showcases a selection of just some of the apps—for computers, smartphones and other, various devices—made using data published by CTA. Check your device's app store for even more!

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These apps (unless otherwise noted) are not made by CTA, and CTA does not sell or license the apps. They are written by third parties.

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Web/computer apps

appicon_ctadiydisplay

DIY Transit Info Display (beta)

Made by:
appkey_cta

Platform:
Web

What it does:
Shows estimated arrival times for both CTA buses and trains, alerts and weather in a Web-based slideshow for use on kiosks.

Notes:
appkey_freeappkey_bustrackerappkey_traintrackerapiappkey_alerts

appicon_kolkosxwidget

Bus Tracker Widget
for Mac OS X

Made by:
Kevin Zolkiewicz

Platform:
Mac OS X Dashboard

What it does:
Shows estimated arrival times for a bus stop on your Mac OS X Dashboard.

Notes:
freeUses data from CTA Bus Tracker

appicon_etachicago_mobweb

ETA Chicago

Made by:
11hundred, rosem

Platform:
Web (Mobile optimized)

What it does:
Gives you up to the minute train and bus times via location-aware Web app. Nothing to type. Nothing to download.

Notes:
freeUses data from CTA Bus Trackerappkey_traintrackerapi

appthumb_desktop_citymapper

Citymapper

Made by:
Citymapper

Platform:
Web (Mobile optimized)

What it does:
Designed to be the "ultimate transit app," its mission is to make cities easier to use! This app provides an A to B journey planner, real-time arrival information, nearby stop info, and service disruption info.

Notes:
freeUses data from CTA Bus Trackerappkey_traintrackerapiappkey_gtfsappkey_alertsappkey_routing

appicon_mapnificent

Mapnificent

Made by:
Stefan Wehrmeyer

Platform:
Web

What it does:
Shows you the areas you can reach with public transportation in a specified time from a specified location. You can use it to find the best places to live, work or meet up.

Notes:
freeappkey_gtfs

appthumb_desktop_moovit

Moovit

Made by: 
Moovit

What it does:
Offers real-time integrated public transit information that combines crowdsourced, real-time data with existing schedules to identify the fastest and most comfortable commuting alternatives.  

Notes:
free appappkey_gtfsUses data from CTA Bus Trackerappkey_traintrackerapiappkey_routing

 

 

 


Phone/mobile device apps

for Android

appthumb_and_acehopper

Acehopper

Made by:
Acehopper

What it does:
Lets you search for local attractions and events, find discounts and provides easy access to get estimated arrivals for bus & train stops.

Notes:
free appUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train Tracker

appthumb_and_addison

Addison

Made by:
Paul Yuan and Michael Rothschild

What it does:
Addison takes a visual approach at representing information and empowers commuters to make efficient and real-time transit decisions based on immediate surroundings.

Notes:
free appUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feed

appthumb_and_citymapper

Citymapper

Made by:
Citymapper

What it does:
Designed to be the "ultimate transit app," its mission is to make cities easier to use! This app provides an A to B journey planner, real-time arrival information, nearby stop info, and service disruption info.

Notes:
freeUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses Customer Alert information from transitchicago.comHas routing (trip planning) features

appthumb_and_fasttimes

FastTimes

Made by:
Mike Kelley

What it does:
Provides live bus and train predictions as well as a map with buses and transit stops. Users can easily add favorite 'L' and bus stops to the app homescreen.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train Tracker

Magic Earth

MagicEarth

Made by:
General Magic

What it does:
A free and navigation app that uses open data to provide reliable public transportation (and other navigation) information.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train Tracker
Has routing (trip planning) features

 

appthumb_and_moovit

Moovit

Made by:
Moovit

What it does:
Offers real-time integrated public transit information that combines crowdsourced, real-time data with existing schedules to identify the fastest and most comfortable commuting alternatives.  

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train Tracker
Has routing (trip planning) features

appthumb_and_ridechicago

Ride Chicago

Made by:
Dattan Labs

What it does:
Provides live bus & train arrival times, alerts and maps with nearby stops. Users can create a list of favorite stops.

Notes:
free appUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses Customer Alert information from transitchicago.com

appthumb_and_roadify

Roadify

Made by:
Roadify

What it does:
Free real-time transit info for trains, buses, bike shares and more. Roadify Transit answers commuters’ three most important questions about urban transportation: When will my ride be here? Why is it late? How do I get there? 

Notes:
free appUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses Customer Alert information from transitchicago.comUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feed

appthumb_and_transit

Transit

Made by:
Transit App

What it does:
Transit is the fastest way to get going in Chicago! This app displays all nearby transport options and departure times instantly. Bus running late, again? Quickly plan a new route, request an Uber, or grab the closest Divvy bike.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerHas routing (trip planning) features

appthumb_and_transittracks

Transit Tracks

Made by:
duanstar

What it does:
Displays arrival times for Chicago buses and 'L' trains. Users can also bookmark commonly used stops, or search for stops nearby.

Notes:

paid & free app versionsUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses Customer Alert information from transitchicago.com

appthumb_and_treking

TreKing

Made by:
Rez Mobile

What it does:
Provides arrival times, service alerts and arrival notifications. Saves favorite stops and routes, plans trips, finds nearby stops, shows routes on map. Multiple features work offline. Works with CTA, Metra & Pace.

Notes:
paid & free app versionsUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses Customer Alert information from transitchicago.comHas routing (trip planning) features

appthumb_and_tripgo

TripGo

Made by:
SkedGo

What it does:
Your next generation trip planner that provides all your door-to-door options for easy comparison - including public transport, taxi and bike share.  Works around all major cities, TripGo is an award winning transport app that has got you covered wherever your travel preferences are.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedHas routing (trip planning) features

 

appthumb_and_ventra

Ventra

Made by:
cta (official cta app)

What it does:
Manage your Ventra account, add transit value or passes on your Ventra Card and buy and use Metra mobile tickets. Also, get notifications and real-time arrival/departure info for CTA, Metra and Pace.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses Customer Alert information from transitchicago.com

 

 

 

 

for iOS

appthumb_ios_acehopper

Acehopper

Made by:
Acehopper

What it does:
Lets you search for local attractions and events, find discounts and provides easy access to get estimated arrivals for bus & train stops.

Notes:
free appUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train Tracker

appthumb_ios_citymapper

Citymapper

Made by:
Citymapper

What it does:
Designed to be the "ultimate transit app," its mission is to make cities easier to use! This app provides an A to B journey planner, real-time arrival information, nearby stop info, and service disruption info.

Notes:
freeUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses Customer Alert information from transitchicago.comHas routing (trip planning) features

 

Magic Earth

MagicEarth

Made by: 
General Magic

What it does:
A free and navigation app that uses open data to provide reliable public transportation (and other navigation) information.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train Tracker
Has routing (trip planning) features

appthumb_ios_moovit

Moovit

Made by:
Moovit

What it does:
Offers real-time integrated public transit information that combines crowdsourced, real-time data with existing schedules to identify the fastest and most comfortable commuting alternatives.  

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerHas routing (trip planning) features

appthumb_ios_nexttransit

Next Transit

Made by:
Jamus LLC

What it does:
Next Transit provides quick and easy access to estimated train and bus arrivals times for CTA buses & trains. Allows you to pick stops, uses location and stores favorites.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train Tracker

appthumb_ios_roadify

Roadify

Made by:
Roadify

What it does:
Free real-time transit info for trains, buses, bike shares and more. Roadify Transit answers commuters’ three most important questions about urban transportation: When will my ride be here? Why is it late? How do I get there? 

Notes:
free appUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses Customer Alert information from transitchicago.comUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feed

appthumb_ios_transit

Transit

Made by:
Transit App

What it does:
Transit is the fastest way to get going in Chicago! This app displays all nearby transport options and departure times instantly. Bus running late, again? Quickly plan a new route, request an Uber, or grab the closest Divvy bike.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerHas routing (trip planning) features

appthumb_ios_transitbuddy

Transit Buddy

Made by:
Shabbir Vijapura and Glenn Joseph

What it does:
Allows users to track bus and train times easily and quickly; stops can be saved as favorites; users can schedule notifications based on their schedule throughout the week.

Notes:
free appUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train Tracker

appthumb_ios_transitmaster

Transit Master

Made by:
Cheng Fan

What it does:
Uses a minimalist and sleek design to provide easy and fast CTA Bus and Train stop and tracking info. Color-coded prediction times give a quick scan of what's coming up. Universal app that works great and responsively on both iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad.

Notes:
free appUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Bus Tracker

appthumb_ios_transittracker

TransitTracker

Made by:
Raging Coders

What it does:
Find the nearest bus, train or metra stations with scheduled stops and view upcoming departures with just two quick taps. See actual departure times and vehicle locations where available. Includes a trip planner to help discover the city.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerHas routing (trip planning) features

appthumb_ios_treking

TreKing

Made by:
Rez Mobile

What it does:
Provides arrival times; saves favorite stops; plans trips; finds nearby stops. Works with CTA, Metra, Pace, and South Shore.

Notes:
paid & free app versionsUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses Customer Alert information from transitchicago.comHas routing (trip planning) features

 

appthumb_ios_tripgo

TripGo

Made by:
SkedGo

What it does:
Your next generation trip planner that provides all your door-to-door options for easy comparison - including public transport, taxi and bike share.  Works around all major cities, TripGo is an award winning transport app that has got you covered wherever your travel preferences are.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedHas routing (trip planning) features

 

appthumb_ios_ventra

Ventra

Made by:
cta (official cta app)

What it does:
Manage your Ventra account, add transit value or passes on your Ventra Card and buy and use Metra mobile tickets. Also, get notifications and real-time arrival/departure info for CTA, Metra and Pace.

Notes:
free appUses information for buses and/or trains from our GTFS feedUses data from CTA Bus TrackerUses data from CTA Train TrackerUses Customer Alert information from transitchicago.com

   

Dial-in applications

These applications are designed for helping you use transit on the go with CTA data, but work via a telephone call rather than through software you install or pages you view in a browser.

 

Phone

Philmore Productions Transportation Tracker

Made by:
Philmore Productions

What it does:
Allows you to call a number and use a touch-tone phone to get audio arrival times for CTA buses and trains, either by entering a stop code number or searching for a stop by street name.

Notes:
Free AppUses Data from CTA Bus TrackerUses Data from CTA Train Tracker

 

 

 


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