METRO TRIP AppMETRO TRIP App

 

A personalized navigation tool that allows you to quickly and easily manage your trip on Local Bus, METRORail or METRORapid.

By allowing the app to access your location, the interactive map will show you nearby routes for:

  • Local Bus
  • METRORail
  • METRORapid

You’ll also see estimated arrival times for nearby:

  • Local Bus
  • METRORapid

And if you’re near a rail line, you’ll see the scheduled arrival time for the next METRORail train.

Yes. You can get step by step directions with information on:

  • Service you should use to reach your destination
  • How long it’s expected to take

Yes. The METRO TRIP app has unique built-in technology called My Stop. It’s a personal trip guide that uses Bluetooth to link your app to thousands of beacons in the METRO service area. Those beacons allow the app to deliver notifications or pulse vibrations when you’re approaching your:

  • Starting bus stop or rail platform
  • Transfer point (if applicable)
  • Destination bus stop or rail platform


Just watch or listen to your phone throughout your trip so you don’t get lost.

With a prior download of our companion Q Ticketing app, you’re just one tap away from where you can purchase mobile tickets – a contactless fare payment option to ride Local Bus, METRORail or METRORapid.

The METRO TRIP app is compatible with:

  • Apple iPhones running iOS 11 and above
  • Android phones running an OS of 5.0 and above. Up to 2 versions behind will be supported.

 

Download the App

Click the badge to download the app on Google Play for Android and the App Store for Apple iOS.

Google Play Store  Apple App Store

 

Your First Time Running METRO TRIP App?

When you open you METRO TRIP app, routes near you will be displayed on the left hand side of your screen. Watch the video to learn more.

Customize Your Setting

Track Bus Stop

Q: How will my phone get the update?
A: Most smartphones are set to automatically update apps when they are notified that the app has an update available. If individuals have turned off automatic updates, then they will continue to use the previous version of METRO TRIP until they manually update it via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Q: Is there a tablet version?
A: Not at this time.

Q: Is this for iOS & Android?
A: Yes, METRO TRIP is available for iPhones and Android phones.

Q: Does this work with smart watches?
A: Yes, if users have allowed their smart watch to mirror METRO TRIP alerts to their watch, then the same alerts that appear on their smartphone will also appear on their smart watch.

Q: What smartphone OS versions are supported?
A: Phones need to have Android 5+ or iOS 9+.

Q: What happens if a beacon is missing?
A: If a bus stop’s beacon goes missing, then METRO TRIP app will utilize GPS as a backup until METRO can replace the stop’s beacon.

Q: What makes a bus stop smart?
A: METRO has attached location beacons to all of its bus stops to assist with wayfinding. Patrons will see the benefits by using METRO TRIP.

Q: How can I send feedback about METRO TRIP?
A: Inside the app, use the menu to view the "About" page. This page contains a “Send App feedback” feature.

How accurate are the predictions?

The system tracks buses on their routes at least every 30 seconds. The accuracy of predictions varies depending upon many factors including changes in traffic patterns, accidents, detours etc... The closer the bus is to your stop the more accurate the prediction. Generally the service is accurate to within a couple of minutes.

We hope this service helps our customers, but keep in mind the times provided are estimates and certain situations including traffic delays can decrease the accuracy.

Tips

You should still arrive at your stop at least 5 minutes before the estimated arrival time, and check the next bus arrivals more than once to make sure the vehicle isn't running faster or slower than when you last checked.