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A text messaging tool that provides you with real-time bus arrivals.

Simply send the stop ID, and optional route, to one of the following services and SMSMyBus will reply back with real-time arrival estimates:

  • Text Message  (Paid Service)
  • Google Chat
  • E-mail

Visit SMSMyBus for more details.

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important note
  • Apps listed above are designed by third party developers and not designed by the City of Madison or Metro Transit.
  • Third party apps are not sold or licensed by the City of Madison or Metro Transit.
  • Metro Transit does not assume responsibility or liability for the content of or the use of these applications.
  • Metro Transit cannot be responsible for reliability of the application, however, applications with known issues will be removed or not included on this page.
  • Web applications do not reflect Metro detours around road construction and special events.


Due to a software upgrade, some of Metro's bus tracking smartphone apps are not currently available.

Bus tracking data is now available using Metro's Transit Tracker, the Transit App, Moovit, and Mad Next Bus.

Other apps are expected to be available later in the week.

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