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The new Next Ride app delivers real time information

RTD is proud to announce our latest arrival - and right on time - the new Next Ride app. This new web app now features real-time vehicle locations and better arrival predictions. Next Ride is available on the home page of rtd-denver.com and 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). It is also optimized for mobile devices, allowing riders to access it on the go from a smart phone or tablet.

Predictions are based on the real-time position of vehicles combined with the speed to estimate arrival times. Predictions will be available 30 minutes before the start of a trip and the system will provide updates at least every 30 seconds. Locations and predictions are available for buses while vehicle locations only are available for light rail at this time with prediction capabilities planned for the future. Services are not yet available for commuter rail which includes the University of Colorado A Line and the B Line.

For the last year, RTD has provided real-time information to third-party services like Google for the Google Maps app and the Transit App. However, riders have expressed an interest in receiving this information directly from RTD, citing trust of our agency’s information as a main argument for the development of this tool.

Check out Next Ride