The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority WMATA currently does not offer an app that shows real-time location of buses. While there was a third party app, that app has been removed from iTunes. While there is a public API the team will need to engage local community to have WMATA cololaberate with us on this since DCIST reported the following.
"Dan Stessel, a Metro spokesman, says the transit agency does not have any details about what led to NextBus' divorce from the developer that created the apps, but that Metro has never overtly supported the programs.
Stessel says bus passengers eager to find out when the next one will arrive can resort to the old ways of finding the updated bus schedule: by calling the phone number listed on the signposts at Metrobus stops, or navigating to NextBus' website."
The Metropolitan Area of DC is a large community of bus riders that face a daily challenge of trying to get to doctors, friends, school, shopping, and works really never knowing when the next bus will come and there is no currently available mobile or real time applications that informs the public as to the arrival of their public transportation.
Every single user of MetroBus faces the chanllenage of comuniting and know when the next bus is coming, if at all, this is not a joke and it impacts all aspect of life in the Metropolitan area hourly.
Atlanta has something for trains.
We have an active RHOKDC community and DCTECH community and there is more then enough support for this project.