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VTA Mobile Apps Suite

VTA has created or worked with developers to create the following suite of apps for our customers. Together, they will make your trip on VTA easier, more predictable and safer. We continue to work with developers to create additional apps and improve these ones to enhance your experience. The developers of these apps provide all support for the apps, not VTA. Please use the contact information in the apps to contact the developers' support desks if you need help using them.


Price: Free
Developer: ELERTS Corp
Available on: iPhone/iPad, Android
This safety application is designed for the VTA bus and light rail system in Santa Clara County in California. The VTAlerts App offers riders a quick and discreet method for reporting safety concerns and suspicious activities directly to VTA Security or, in the event of an emergency, directly to police. Riders can send VTA security pictures, text messages, and locations of suspicious persons and/or activities making riding safer and more comfortable for all.


Price: Free
Developer: TransLoc
Available on: iPhone/iPad, Adroid, Mobile Web, SMS Text Messaging

The TransLoc Transit Visualization app lets you see the real-time location of VTA Light Rail, as well as access announcements that might impact your ride. Download the free app for your device



Price: Free
Developer: JustRide
​Available on: iPhone/iPad, Android

Riding VTA to big events has never been easier! The VTA EventTIK app allows you to purchase and use VTA day passes in seconds without feeding cash into a bus farebox or waiting in line at a ticket vending machine. The passes are purchased and stored right on your phone or other mobile device!​

Third-Party Apps

These are some of the apps that have been created by others and may be helpful to VTA customers. VTAdid not create any of the these applications, we make no claim about their accuracy, we are not responsible for any virus or damage the apps may cause to your device, and we don't support any of these applications. Send us an email at if you would like us to add your app to the list.

Urban Engines 

Price: Free
Developer: Urban Engines
Available on: iPhone/iPadAndroid
The Urban Engines transit app gives you the fastest public transit route from point A to B whether online or offline, evaluating traffic, area events, and how transit routes have fared historically. It is designed to be fast, always accessible (online and offline maps, search, and routing) and personalized, providing one-touch access and navigation to your favorite locations. 


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​Price: Free
Developer: Nimbler
​Available on: iPhone
Nimbler SF is the best way to navigate San Francisco Bay Area by transit, bike, or bike+transit. Features include real-time arrival predictions, point-to-point routing for entire Bay Area, bike routing to the fastest transit station, and bike preferences for fastest, safest, or flattest route.

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​​Price: Free
​Developer: RideScout
Available on: iPhone/iPad, Android
​RideScout is a mobile app that helps you get from point A to point B faster and smarter. Available for iOS and Android, RideScout shows you real-time information about transportation options that are available right now. Download RideScout and get all transit, bus, bike, taxi, car share, rideshare, parking and walking directions in one view.


Price: Free
Developer: Tranzmate
Available on: iPhone/iPad, Android
The world's #1 public transit app! Trip planning, live arrivals, schedules, maps, service alerts and more. Supporting over 50 major US cities (including NY,SF,LA) & 200+ worldwide.

The Transit App

Transit App

Price: Free
Developer: Samuel Vermette
Available on: iPhone/iPad, Android
Wherever you are, instantly know when the next bus or train is arriving. And if you’re going somewhere new, our easy-to-use trip planner will get your there.

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Price: 2.99
Developer: Zervaas Enterprises
Available on: iPhone/iPad
Comprehensive scheduled & real-time public transit information for USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, including: Directions search, Offline schedules for 80+ cities, Ability to check balance of Clipper card in SF Bay Area, bility to view real-time positions of VTA Light Rail in San Jose, CA

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Price: Free
Developer: SkedGo Pty Ltd
Available on: iPhone/iPad, Android
TripGo is your next generation trip planner that provides all your door-to-door options for easy comparison. Find your way using any combination of public transport, taxi, shuttle services, car, motorbike, cycling, bike sharing and walking. It works around more than 40 cities in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US. 

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Price: Free
Developer: Zoute
Available on: iPhone/iPadAndroid
Zoute makes public transit easy. We recognize that public transit is often inconvenient. Zoute helps you identify the bus and subway stops closest to you, tracks your routes in realtime, and quickly takes you to your favorite destinations - all from our free mobile app. Let us take you there!

Smart Ride®

Price: Free
Developer: Smart Ride, Inc.
Available on: iPhone/iPad
Smart Ride® empowers your commute by providing real-time arrivals and alerts for many major North American transit agencies.​

Roadidy Transit

Price: Free
Developer: ROADIFY
Available on: iPhone/iPad
Roadify Transit answers riders’ three most important questions about urban transportation. We have the information in one place for all types of transit: subways, buses, trains, ferries, bike-sharing, car-sharing and more. Designed by people who use mass transit every day, Roadify provides real-time arrivals, schedules, and service alerts from official agency sources and other riders.

511 Transit

Price: Free
Developer: Mentz Datenverarbeitung GmbH
Available on: iPhone/iPad, Android
The 511 SF Bay Transit Trip Planner makes it a breeze to plan your public transit trips on the go in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

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HERE Transit

Price: Free
Developer: HERE Europe B.V.
Available on: Windows Phone
HERE Transit makes it easier for you to get anywhere by bus, train and subway. Customize the way you use public transit and quickly compare routes, departure and arrival times and how far you need to walk for each route option. Available in over 760 cities; FREE in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, Italy and Germany., Inc.

Price: Free
Developer:, Inc.
Available on: iPhone/iPad, Android
HopStop is the only transit app you'll ever need! Get detailed subway, bus, train, taxi, walking and biking directions, real-time transit information via HopStop Live!, as well as official transit maps, nearby station search, and station-to-station schedules in over 600 cities throughout the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Russia, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Netherland, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.​


Price: Free
Developer: Wei Chen
Available on: Android
This app shows you the bus stations near you. For each station, you can get the schedules and visualization of the transit routes serving it. If you choose the transit route you want to take, the app will remind you when the trip starts and ends according to the schedule.​

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Notices & Service Alerts

Last update: 11/25/2015

Bus and Light Rail Service Information: for November 26th and 27th

Bus Bridge Ending, New Track Opening: New Track Opens for Revenue Service

Reroute of Line 23: Due to Traffic congestion for Holiday shopping beginning 11/20

Turkey Trot Reroutes: For Downtown San Jose Bus Lines 11/25-11/26