DC Metro and Bus

DC Metro and Bus

By Dixon Mobility, LLC

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2012-11-19
  • Current Version: 2.1.32
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 59.05 MB
  • Developer: Dixon Mobility, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 4,231 Ratings


DC Metro and Bus is the region's most popular dedicated DC transit app. Realtime rail and bus predictions and DC Metro map directly from WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority), ART (Arlington Transit) and DC Circulator, serving Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland. -Realtime DC Metro Rail predictions (Next Train) for every Metro station in the Washington DC region with auto refresh direct from WMATA. -Realtime DC Metro Bus (Next Bus) predictions for every Metro bus stop in the Washington DC region with auto refresh direct from WMATA. -Realtime data for ART bus (Arlington Transit) -Realtime data for DC Circulator buses. -Location based Metro station finder to locate Metro stations nearby. -Location based bus stop finder to locate Metro bus stops nearby. -Mapping for DC Metro rail stations and bus stops. -Save commonly used Metro stations and stops into your Favorites list for easy access. -Look up DC Metro bus stop predictions directly by the bus stop number. -Check to see if WMATA is broadcasting any rail alerts or disruptions. -Access the WMATA DC Metro map to plan your route. -Upgrade to the ad-free version with in-app purchase. -And of course, FREE You must have network access to use these resources.



  • Terrible

    By Dan Sells DC
    Terrible app It’s complicated to use.
  • Better if icon can be updated.

    By Mirage09_
    A good app that can tell me when metro will arrive. But the icon is a little outdated. If the developer can adapt iPhone X’s UI, then maybe can update app icon as well.
  • Not completely pleased.

    By Kenny K.
    There’s a pretty extensive network of metro rails and busses; however, the hours of operation and fares for metro rail are not suitable. The fares are too high, and the trains do not run late enough to be useful for people who have business late in the evening. The city of DC, VA, and MD should offer incentives to people who buy metro tickets.
  • DC area metro app

    By calexa33
    This app is really good, though would be better if my bus route had the correct information. The developers need to re-look at or update wmata’s bus routes. The route I take starting from the Maryland side has the incorrect destination so I can never tell if the bus is on schedule or not. I wish they would fix this cause I think it would be the perfect app to use.
  • Great app!

    By PuzzlerJF
    This app does just what I need it to do. It tells me how long until the next few trains and which lines they are. I have found it to be very accurate, and it loads up immediately, unlike the WMATA web page. I like that you can try it free with ads. After 3 days of using it, I paid for the ad-free version. Definitely worth the cost for me. Note that I only ride the train, so can’t comment on buses.
  • Bad service

    By Naeeyy30
    Price to much and trains and buses always brokeN.
  • More like Seoul metro

    By christopherknutson
    I wish it would let me select places on the map to estimate real-time scheduling
  • Extremely useful

    By CoMonDenomN8or
    Have caught many a train that I would've missed otherwise without this app.
  • Real time schedules should be always available

    By TheFullMoonChaser
    I love the WMATA app. However, could you please explain why real time schedules are not available all times, particularly when more needed (at nights)?
  • Bare bones and barely functional

    By CoolOurGlobe
    It’s not so much the app as it is the data. I’ve had multiple approaching busses go from “3 minutes away” to “8 minutes away” from “20 minutes away” as if the driver was in reverse. At least once a month I get a “ghost bus” which either appears at my stop without having been listed on the “real time” schedule (sometimes a pleasant surprise, but obviously not how this whole thing is supposed to work) and other times an approaching bus will just hang out being “6 minutes away” for about 20 minutes and then drop off the radar. I’ve had to take several last-minute Lyfts and Ubers to get to work LATE over the summer and fall because scheduled busses never showed up or I had an issue listed above. With a $.25 fare hike and cut bus routes you’d think this #back2good campaign could at least produce a functional app before installing WiFi in metro stations (??? Which I’ve yet to actually see???). No use having full bars when your app is pushing inaccurate data. And on an entirely separate note: full page ads? No. I’m just trying to get to work on time. I’m just trying to meet my girlfriend for lunch. I’m trying to make it to an important meeting. I’m trying to just navigate the city I live in. Y’all can put ads on the metro seats and ceilings if you want, but to slow down metro riders by forcing them to click out of ads that pop up after X amount of refreshes is a slap in the face and an obvious give away that #back2good is really just about making money for the people who never have to deal with public transit.