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UTA tracker

UTA tracker

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UTA tracker allows riders to take advantage of the Utah Transit Authority's vehicle monitoring and stop finding services.

UTA tracker also includes the ability to download route schedules.

UTA tracker allows you to define alerts for UTA routes and stops; get a notification when a vehicle on a specific route is approaching or arriving at a particular stop.

Please send me an email if you find a problem or if you have any comments or suggestions.

TRACKING

UTA's buses and trains report their locations every 15 seconds (Flex routes are not included).

TRAX and FrontRunner route numbers:
Blue line - 701
Red line - 703
Green line - 704
FrontRunner - 750

- Put in a route number and see all vehicles on that route, put in a stop number to see all buses serving that stop, or put in an individual vehicle number (printed inside and on the back of UTA buses).

ROUTE SCHEDULES

- You can request a route schedule for any UTA route by entering its number. Schedules can be viewed as origin/destination tables or on a map. On the map, see when the next bus/train is scheduled to arrive by tapping on a stop. See all times for that stop by tapping on the info window that appears.

CLOSE STOPS

- Select your current location or an address you enter or select on a map as a search location for UTA stops that are nearby. You can specify a maximum number of stops to return as well as an optional route filter.

ALERTS

- You can define alerts for when a UTA vehicle is approaching or arriving at a particular stop. These alerts are based on distance from the stop, using the shape of the route defined by UTA.

- Because these alerts depend on the vehicle following the shape defineUd by UTA, if the vehicle is on detour, or if the vehicle isn't following the defined route for some other reason, your alert may not trigger as expected.

DIRECTIONS

- Choose an origin, a destination, and the time you would like to either depart or arrive, and the Google Maps app will display the different options available using UTA's buses and trains.

VEHICLE SHARING

- On the share vehicle screen, enter your vehicle's number and tap the share button. This will let you send to a friend a message with a URL that will show them the progress of your vehicle in real time. The URL will open in UTA tracker if they have the app installed; it will open in any browser if they don't.

Other features:

- Choose a light or dark theme.
- Show satellite imagery and/or color-coded traffic data on the map.
- Optionally keep the map screen from dimming and shutting off.
- Adjust the update interval of UTA vehicle locations.
- Choose a custom ringtone for UTA alerts.

Read more about UTA's monitoring API here:
http://developer.rideuta.com/DataInstructions.aspx

This is not an official UTA app; I am not affiliated with UTA in any way.

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Recently changed in this version

v3.1.13
- Bug fixes, including a temporary fix for directions. Android's Geocoder API has a known issue with specifying an area to constrain auto-completed address results. I have removed the area constraint, so relevant results will be shown again. These results are not constrained to Utah only, so you may need to enter more of an address to see it in the results. I'll restore the area constraint when the problem is fixed on Google's end.


Comments and ratings for UTA tracker
  • (67 stars)

    by John Calder on 18/08/2014

    This app is fantastic. I love being able to see where the bus I'm waiting for is.

  • (67 stars)

    by Sterling Anderson on 17/08/2014

    That seems like a big oversight

  • (67 stars)

    by Niviene Woolley on 10/08/2014

    I never need a schedule thanks to this app. Its great and accurate and easy to use

  • (67 stars)

    by Derek Rawle on 31/07/2014

    Half the time I try to view the schedule for a route the app "unexpectedly force closes". Good app if it worked better. -Galaxy Note 3

  • (67 stars)

    by Samuel Workman on 27/07/2014

    I like this app because I'm able to accurately see where the busses are at, but it's a little frustrating when a bus is late and still shows as "on time." It would be nice to know that it is late, and about how far behind it is.

  • (67 stars)

    by connor griffin on 22/07/2014

    Absolutely love it. Connects to maps so you can use it and maps at the same time to map routes when you dont know the address.

  • (67 stars)

    by Jared Nelson on 05/07/2014

    Best UTA app that UTA never made. Easy 5 stars....