Taking the 😓 pain out of taking the 🚌 bus
Something weird happened in NYC during the recent lockdown... more people took buses than the subway. Even weirder - the lockdown ended, and buses were still more popular!
We know bus trips suck way too often. Delays, detours, skipped stops, moved stops, overcrowded buses, and seeing your bus drive away just as you arrive at the stop 🚌💨🚏.
The good news is, we've released a bunch of new features to take the pain out of taking the bus 💪 to support NYC's bus-naissance.
See how 😓 crowded your bus is
For many buses across New York, we now calculate how full a bus is based on MTA's passenger data, so you can make 🧠 smarter decisions on which bus you want to take.
More bus routes will become available over time, but we already have the most crowdedness coverage of any app - covering buses even in Jersey. 🙌
Find out if your stop has been closed 👷🛠️
Or if your stop has been moved temporarily
Silly bus stops, always jumping around...
See traffic in realtime for your trip
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We analyze the movement of buses in realtime to highlight traffic on your route. We also adjust the traveltime accordingly, so you know exactly when you'll arrive.
Powered by Gobot
🤖 Gobot is quite busy in NYC, already deciphering the MTA's complicated subway alerts, but now he's expanded his knowledge to cover buses 🚌 too. It's all about getting the details right. No matter how complex the underlying data is, Gobot's got your back.
See you on the bus 🚌 💚
Buses are now convenient, green, and great for people who enjoy the view as they ride. They also have a special place in our hearts (fun fact: Citymapper started out its life as Busmapper).
Try out the new features on your next bus trip.