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Welcome To MTA Bus Time!

MTA Bus Time is a real-time bus tracking service that started out as a pilot on the B63 in Brooklyn and has been expanded to all bus routes in Staten Island, the M34 and M34A in Manhattan, and the B61 in Brooklyn.

GPS hardware wirelessly transmits bus locations to MTA Bus Time so you can use it to look up upcoming arrivals for your bus stop.

Click it.  Scan it.  Text it.  Instead of waiting for the bus, now you can meet it.

Here’s how to connect with MTA Bus Time:

  • Desktop Web: from an internet-enabled desktop computer or laptop.

  • Mobile Web (and Text-only): from an Internet-enabled smartphone* such as an Android, iPhone, or BlackBerry. Also can be used as an accessibility-friendly text-only desktop website.

  • SMS/Text Message: by sending and receiving text messages from your cell phone*.

*Note: Bus Time is free to use but your mobile carrier charges may apply.

desktop map-based website  mobile interface on smartphones and text-only on web  SMS or text messaging interface

More detailed instructions for each interface can be found in the grey menu at left or view the video below. If you have having trouble, try Troubleshooting.

MTA Bus Time logo  News & Updates

January 23, 2012

MTA Bus Time® is Set to Expand to the Bronx ...more

January 11, 2012

MTA Bus Time® has been officially launched for bus routes serving Staten Island ...more

Frequently Asked Questions

For frequently asked questions about MTA Bus Time, see the FAQ or About pages.

Set up a BusTime Display

Local business and organizations can set up their own "Do-it-Yourself" (DIY) sign that displays MTA Bus Time information as a convenience to customers and the public.  For instructions on how to set up your own DIY sign please refer to:

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