RTA announces real-time bus information available through newly endorsed app Transit

By September 21, 2020 No Comments

Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) today announces Transit as the official mobility app for Central Maryland.  Transit counts millions of active users in more than 200 cities worldwide, and is now available for RTA riders who are able to track their bus in real time with the leading public transportation app in North America.

Upon launching the app, RTA riders see nearby options and departure times in big text and bright colors. Users can easily navigate the region, aided by accurate real-time bus ETAs, trip planning, step-by-step navigation, and crowdsourced real-time information with Transits GO feature.

RTA’s partnership with Transit offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use and widely adopted app for riders. Under this agreement, RTA will also receive aggregate usage data and customizations to better serve the public, such as the ability to send service notifications to riders via Transits home screen.

“Real-time information is extremely valuable and indispensable for riders minimizing the length of time waiting in the rain, heat or winter cold. Riders can confidently use Transit for accurate arrival, departure and service notification information,” stated Cristin Tolen, General Manager of RTA.  “In addition, the free app has an integrated trip planner allowing riders to cross transportation systems using different modes such as MTA and WMATA bus lines, MARC trains, Howard County Bike share, Uber and Lyft to name a few.  We are very excited to endorse Transit and partner with an industry leader.”

By endorsing Transit as its official app, RTA joins dozens of other public transit agencies across North America that have partnered with the app, including Baltimores MDOT MTA, Bostons MBTA, Silicon Valleys VTA, Metro Transit in St. Louis and Montreals STM. 

Partnering with a single app that prioritizes transit makes it clear to riders where they can go for information,said David Block-Schachter, Chief Business Officer of Transit. Were excited to work with RTA and to see more people using Transit as part of their daily routine.

Transit is available to download for iPhone and Android at or

For a press kit, including additional visuals, visit