Warning: This Trans Rider app will not make the busses run on time.
The Trans Rider app will tell you down to the minute how long it will take the
bus to get to your bus stop and how far you are away from a bus stop.
Make sure the location tracking is turned on for this app.
So go ahead and open the app. Notice the five buttons across the top of the
screen: Find Stop, Enable Route, Favorite, Inbox, and Settings
When tapping on the find bus stop button the list of over 850 bus stops should
show you the closest bus stop to your current location.
So let’s choose a bus stop by taping on the Find Stop button. Look for a bus
stop closest to your home by entering the search term Village Square in the
edit field. You should get a short list of bus stops with the search term you
used. Tap on the one you want. I chose 1558 Village Square Boulevard because I
think it is the stop behind Publix. Note, the app tells you how far you are
from your current location to the stop. It also tells you how many routes
serve the stop. You also get an alphabet soup of letters; MB, FB. I have no
clue at this time what these letters indicate.
As soon as you tap on a bus stop the app will take you to the screen showing an
interactive map at the top one third of the screen along with the 5 buttons at
the top of the map swipe down or right flick to read the screen. Below the
interactive map is the bus stop you chose. Hopefully after the bus stop it will
tell you how many minutes until the bus gets to the stop. The button below this
is added to favorites and another button notify me. Favorites add the stop to
the favorites list and notify me sends you to another screen with a list of
times in five minute intervals. Choose from five to thirty minutes how long
you want to be notified before the bus get to the stop. If you choose 15
minutes the app will notify you 15 minutes before the bus gets to the stop.
When you leave this screen open the app will count down the minutes until the
bus gets to the stop. The app will indicate when the bus is approaching the
stop by showing that phrase.
Next go to the enable routes button and tap on the ties button to open the list
of routes. The routes are in alphabetical order. Scroll down to Red Hills and
tap to activate it. Hint: Red Hills is just below the listing for night
While still on the same screen scroll down to the bottom of the list and find W
South Wood and activate it. Before leaving this screen note at the top the
number of routes you have activated and the button on the right top corner the
reset button used to deselect all your settings. The done or back button is
always at the top left corner.
The interactive map
If it helps, each route has its own color. The bus is indicated as it moves on
the map by and icon. When you tap of it the route and bus number are indicated.
When you tap on the route line then flick your finger left or right voice over
will name the stops on the section of that route. Double tap on a bus stop and
the app should tell you how many minutes to the stop.
If anyone wants to chime in on this please feel free to do so. This is a
learning situation for me.
I am using voice over and zoom on an I Pad. I switch back and forth from voice
over turned on and off to enlarge the screen to see the map better.
Oh, that setting button; hay your on your own with that one. I aint going