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.

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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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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).
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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.

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.
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    by circlegate
    CG Transit offers offline trip planning in public transport systems of more than 20 U.S. and Canadian cities and European trains. Free with in-app purchases available.
  • ezRide logo
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    by Circlegate
    ezRide provides offline trip planning combined with real-time info
  • Google Map logo
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    Real Time
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    by Google
    Plan your trip while you're on the go with Google Maps on your mobile device.
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    by AOL Inc.
    MapQuest provides live maps, GPS, voice-guided navigation, real-time traffic updates, and transit planning.
  • Moovit logo
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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!
  • by Sparker Development
    Parkable uses crowd-sourced data (also known as yourself, your friends, and everyone with the app) to instantly update when RTD Park-n-Ride and station parking lots have full, limited, or open parking availability.
  • by Roadify
    Free real-time transit info, including bus, subway, train, metro and more, for 60+ US and Canadian cities.
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    by Swiftly, Inc.
    Swiftly is your accurate, seamless, and community-driven urban transportation app. Enjoy more precise arrival & departure predictions, official service advisories, and real-time reports from fellow riders working together to make the daily commute faster, more efficient, and more enjoyable.
  • by Raging Coders
    Transit Tracker - Denver is the only app you’ll need to get around on the Denver Regional Transit District (RTD) Transit System in the greater Denver area. You know how to get there; we’ll help make sure you get there on time!
  • Transit App logo
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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.
  • Tripgo logo
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    by SkedGo
    TripGo trip planner provides door-to-door options for easy comparison. Find your way using any combination of public transport, taxi, shuttle services, car, motorbike, cycling, bike sharing and walking.
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    by Walk Score, Inc
    Walk Score instantly calculates the walkability of any location and shows you a map of nearby transit options, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, schools, and more.

Paid Applications

  • by Fluidvision Design
    Denver Ride uses your current location to calculate the next departure times of your four closest stations.
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    by Railbandit LLC
    Look up rail schedules with this application.
  • by Toccata Technologies Inc.
    This application combines offline schedules, maps, a travel alarm, Google Map integration and even nearby restaurant and attractions provided by Yelp.

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