Real Time Information

RTD now provides real time data to app developers, allowing apps to display real time vehicle location updates and arrival predictions based on live GPS locations. Apps enabled with real time information allow you to know where your bus is and when it will arrive at your stop.

Real time

Apps enabled with real time information are marked below

Here are details to keep in mind when using real time apps:

  • Real time arrival predictions are provided on local, regional, SkyRide and Flatiron Flyer bus routes.
  • Real time vehicle location data is provided on all regular fixed-route bus routes. Live train location data will come in a future update.
  • Real time arrival predictions begin 30 minutes prior to a vehicle’s scheduled departure from its origin stop.
  • Real time vehicle locations are updated every 5 seconds, but the data may be older by the time it reaches your app.
  • Every app handles real time information differently, some apps only display arrival predictions, some only display vehicle locations, and some display both.

Apps Created by RTD

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The RTD Mobile Ticketing app lets you buy and use Day Passes instantly on your smart phone! Buy tickets anytime and anywhere in just seconds. Simply download the app, purchase a pass before boarding a bus or train for the day and you are on your way.
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Help our buses, trains, and transit hubs stay safe by keeping a watchful eye on our surroundings. This app allows you to report unusual and suspicious activities directly to our transit police. You can also opt in to receive updates, alerts, and safety information.
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Real time
Web App
Next Ride incorporates real-time data to provide accurate and timely predictions for bus and vehicle locations for light rail, making it easier for passengers to plan trips and make connections. Next Ride is available on the RTD website and does not require a separate download from a third-party applications provider (like the App Store or Google Play).
FlexRide app
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RTD’s first trip planner with FlexRide allows you to book your FlexRide trip and connect with bus and rail in real time. Includes a fully integrated route planner for bus, rail, and FlexRide, step-by-step navigation, and on-demand ride hailing for FlexRide trips. This is the only travel companion you need to plan your next outing throughout the Denver metro area.

Apps Created by Third-party Developers*

Third-party developers have created some great apps using RTD static schedule data available through General Transit Feed Specification. We encourage developers to build applications to help customers get RTD information on the go. Visit Developer Resources for more information.

Let us know about other useful mobile tools by email. We can't promise to list every application or tool, but we will consider all suggestions!

Free Applications

  • by Apple
    Apple Maps integrates RTD routes and data for all iPhone users. Apple Maps delivers turn-by-turn directions, interactive 3D views, real-time traffic information and Rider Alerts posted on RTD's website for both bus and rail.
  • by Google
    Google Maps integrates RTD routes and data for Android and iPhone users. Google Maps delivers turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic information and Rider Alerts posted on RTD's website for both bus and rail.
  • Moovit logo
    iOS Android Windows
    Real time
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    Moovit is your free, local transit planner, featuring pickup schedules, local station maps, service alerts and advisories that affect your trip, all with help from your community of other riders!
  • Transit App logo
    iOS Android
    Real time
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    by Transit App Inc.
    Wherever you are, just open The Transit App on your mobile device and quickly see the next departure for all the public transit routes near you, in order of proximity.
  • Uber Logo
    iOS Android
    Real time
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    by Uber
    Uber integrates RTD routes and data for Android and iPhone users. Uber allows you to plan a trip, buy and use RTD tickets directly through the app.
  • ParkMobile App
    iOS Android Mobile Web
    Real time
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    RTD has partnered with ParkMobile to offer mobile apps that make paying for parking easy and efficient. They offer mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry and Amazon devices.

*Disclaimer: RTD is not responsible for the content, accuracy or reliability of third-party websites, applications or tools.