OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Monday, October 6

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QUESTION: What transit app are people using? I always see people pulling out there phones and they know all this shit about the buses and stuff.

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  1. I use google maps at home to check the general routes, but I text the bus stop for times when I am waiting. Also after 5 years in Waterloo I have learned the routes, even with owning a car.

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  2. I use the RideGRT app on my iPod. It's really lovely since it doesn't need internet or data to work, it lets you know departure and destination arrival times, and you can see the schedule for the entire day.

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  3. doGRT is the shit

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  4. Literally called Transit App--it's on the play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thetransitapp.droid)

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  5. Does nobody text the easygo numbers anymore? Am I really that old?

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    1. I exclusively use this method

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  6. it is funny how many people don't know that you can text the easy go number (####) and add the route you are looking into to isolate for just those times.

    Ex. 4048 7 would give you just the 7's next 3 times.

    But srsly, doGRT (as long as it is up to date)

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    1. Oh shit. Thanks a lot for that first tip

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    2. Some cell phone providers charge you for texting EasyGo since it's a short code

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    3. You can also text 57555 (the last five digits of the 1866 number on the bus stop sign). Just text the bust stop number, and it will tell you which busses will be coming and their respective times.

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    4. Wow that's awesome, thanks for the tip :) had no idea you could add the bus route number after

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  7. http://grtapp.ca/stop.asp

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  8. Lived in the city my whole life. Google Maps is accurate with bus routes/directions/times. Additionally, you can text 57555 with the 4-digit number on the sign and it will text back the next buses/times.

    As far as buses go, the 200 routes all serve the university area. The 7s all go from King/Uni to the downtown terminal(Charle's St), branching off from both of those points to their destinations. The 12 goes between malls and passes bridgeport plaza and the university, but the 7c/f(for conestoga and fairview respectively) is much faster. The 31 goes straight up/down columbia. The 6 goes from the mall to the downtown terminal down bridge and then lancaster(rejoining king at the downtown 7/11).

    Also, if the buses are coming to a terminal you don't need to request a stop, the bus is not going to drive through the terminal...

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