NextBus is Back with New Name: iCommute DC

The popular smart phone app for tracking the Metrobus system is back after going dark in December.

Nextbus DC but now it is back with a new name—iCommute DC—and a few additional features, like a nearby stops map, according to DCist.

As Patch previously reported, NextBus DC stopped working in December in part because of contractual issues between the two companies that supported the app.

In the app's absence, a few new options have emerged, including BusTrack DC, which Patch reported on in February. BusTrack uses GPS data from WMATA to provide real time predictions of bus schedules. 

As DCist reports the iCommute DC app also uses GPS data: "The new program is functionally and visually similar to the old NextBus DC, with GPS-assisted lookups of the nearest bus stops, estimated arrival times of buses, and the ability for users to save their most commonly traveled routes."

You can find the app on iTunes, including a free version with ads or a paid version without ads.

Read more about bus tracking apps:

  • DC Metrobus Schedule: No More App for That
  • DC Resident Develops New Bus App

Also check out Patch's new traffic and transit page here!


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