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DC Circulator Now Has GPS Application for Cell Phones

by Borderstan.com February 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm 4 Comments

The DC Government announced that the Circulator bus riders can now access information about bus schedules and times from their cell phones with a  “Where’s My Bus?” mobile GPS application from Google. The application allows riders to quickly find out how close the next bus is.

Google Transit is a site designed to allow visitors to plan trips using public transit–buses, subways, trolleys, etc.  More than 444 jurisdictions and public transit authorities nationwide have placed their transit information on the site. The DC Circulator bus is an initiative launched in 2005 by the District of Columbia, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and Surface Transportation, with support from the Downtown Business Improvement District.  Its purpose is to increase transit options and reduce congestion in the city’s downtown core.  It is run by DDoT, not by Metro.

Go to the DC Circulator home page for more information and for a link to the “Where’s My Bus” application, visit .

Comments (4)

  1. They’ve had this up for a while. Most of the time it’s not that helpful because it does not show the wait time. It would be useful if there was an actual map or a graph that moved as the bus approached.

  2. I got excited when I read this post, but yeah, this is nothing new. Not really that useful. (And it’s also not really an app, it’s a web page.)

    It would be great if Circulator could become a part of NextBus.

  3. There’s a DC Circulator app that’s pretty good — it doesn’t use real time GPS though, so I’m not entirely certain how it works.

  4. Try this website (on Desktop and/or Smartphone) with “next arrival” times and live map of stops and vehicles, based on NextBus API: CirculatorMap.com

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