Real-Time apps and mobile options

There are a number of free real time mobile applications available for both iPhone (versions 4.0 or newer) and Android users through the Google Play or the Apple App Store. All of the apps offer current bus locations and estimated departures. Some of the additional features beyond that are listed below along with the direct links to each app.

Also available are two mobile real time sites that offer some of the basic features and should work with any mobile OS.

App options:

iPhone (2)

CATA

CATA iPhone app

by Appek LLC

In addition to bus locations and real-time arrivals, this app also includes a "recently viewed" feature.

It is likely the more convenient iPhone option for quickly accessing basic location and arrival information.

myStop Mobile

link to the myStop iTunes preview link to app iTunes Preview store

myStop iPhone app

by Avail Technologies

In addition to bus locations and real-time arrivals, this app also includes:

• Trip planning
• Alerts so you don’t miss your bus
• Walking directions to any stop
• Nearest Stops feature which lists closest stops by distance

This app includes some powerful and unique features but requires more steps/clicks to access basic location and arrival information. Click here for more information on the features of this app.

Android (2)

CATA+

CATA+ icon

CATA+ Android app

by Gil Cottle

In addition to bus locations and real-time arrivals, this app also:

• Shows the closest stop to you for any route
• Includes the full route time schedules
• Has the ability to custom group routes
• Has the ability to display multiple routes on a single map

It is likely the more convenient Android option for quickly accessing basic location and arrival information.

myStop Mobile

link to the myStop iTunes preview link to app iTunes Preview store

myStop Android app

by Avail Technologies

In addition to bus locations and real-time arrivals, this app also includes:

• Trip planning
• Alerts so you don’t miss your bus
• Walking directions to any stop
• Nearest Stops feature which lists closest stops by distance

This app includes some powerful and unique features but requires more steps/clicks to access basic location and arrival information. Click here for more information on the features of this app.


Real time information via mobile websites (2 options):

PSU Mobile

http://m.psu.edu

http://m.psu.edu/shuttleschedule/

Penn State Mobile Shuttle Tracker screen shot

The PSU Mobile web includes a bus tracking feature for both the CATABUS Campus and Community Service routes. It offers the same level of accuracy on bus locations as the full featured CATABUS locator on this website but in a format designed for mobile devices

To use the PSU Mobile Web, you'll need a web-capable mobile device. The site uses Google Maps API v3 for all of the map content including the bus tracking module. Click here for a full list of the browsers that v3 supports.

myStop Mobile link to the myStop iTunes preview link to app iTunes Preview store

realtime.catabus.com/InfoPoint/mobile

In addition to bus locations and real-time arrivals, this app also includes:

• Trip planning
• Alerts so you don’t miss your bus
• Walking directions to any stop
• Nearest Stops feature which lists closest stops by distance

This app includes some powerful and unique features but requires more steps/clicks to access basic location and arrival information. Click here for more information on the features of this app.


CATABUS service calendar and full timetables

Not all of the apps or mobile sites include the full timetable schedules. Use the link below to download a pdf file that includes the the CATABUS service calendar and full schedule timetables for each of Community and Campus routes. Full schedule timetables for just certain routes can be downloaded individually from that route's page on this web site.

CATABUS schedules (2.4 MB)


link to information on mobile options