This app helps bus riders find schedules and real-time arrival information for all DDOT routes and bus stops.
You can browse routes, look up a bus stop, or find service near your current location.
|Predicted time of departure based on a bus' Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), as available|
|Scheduled time of departure based on the printed schedule|
|Active buses on a route; zoom in on the map to see more details about that bus|
|Bus stops; the active stop will be yellow|
|Find service nearby your current location|
|Download the current route schedule as a PDF|
|ConnectTen routes with 24/7 service and improved frequency|
You can access Detroit's endpoint at this URL: https://ddot-beta.herokuapp.com/api/api/where - you'll need to add the key parameter with a value of beta.
The real-time data, indicated by the speaker phone icon, are generated using a bus' Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL). Currently, about 75% of DDOT buses are outfitted with AVL technology. As DDOT undergoes a technology upgrade in the coming months, all buses will be outfitted with AVL technology and existing AVL will be improved.
Based on our experience, it's not uncommon for the real-time prediction to be 1-3 minutes off in either direction, so give yourself a few extra minutes.
Knowing that the real-time data isn't 100% accurate or available 100% of the time, we display route- and stop-specific data from the fixed schedule (indicated by the clock icon) in addition to the real-time arrival information so that you always have a full picture.
This app does not currently support trip planning. Trip planning means asking something like, "I am here and want to go there, which bus(es) should I get on?"
We may build trip planning in a future iteration, but our current goal is to explain DDOT service. Trip planning will require a more regional scope.
DDOT recommends downloading Transit App from your app store for trip planning. Transit App utilizes the same data sources as this app, but also incorporates transit data from SMART, QLine, People Mover, MoGo bike-share docks and ride-sharing.