GO! App: Arrival Times on Your iPhone, Android Phone, or BlackBerry

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We apologize for technical problems on our MTS GO application on iPhones running iOS9. We are actively working on a solution to this problem, and anticipate having an updated version of the app available in early October.

The MTS Information & Trip Planning office (619-233-3004) is available seven days per week, and can assist with bus arrival information, or you can search for your stop number in the preview version of our new website at beta.sdmts.com to view real time arrivals. Thank you for your patience!

You can now download the GO! MTS app on your iPhone, Android phone, or BlackBerry to find out what time your bus or trolley will arrive. And for many routes, it's real-time!  It's easy:

1. Download the app.

• iPhone: Install from the App Store.
You can also search for "MTS GO" in the App Store.
• Android: Install from the Android Market.
You can also search for "MTS GO" in the Android Market.

• BlackBerry: Visit this over-the-air installation link in your BlackBerry browser:
- If you have OS 5.0 or later
- If you have OS 4.6 or later (but older than 5.0)

2. Find the stop number for your stop.

3. Enter the stop number into the app.

4. Receive the next-arrival times!


You can also get arrival times by text message!

How to use the GO! app | Understanding the results |

How to find your stop number
| Frequently asked questions |

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  How to use the GO! app

Input your five-digit stop number into the appropriate field and press the "Get arrival times" button. In this example, the stop number is 99343:   Shortly afterward, you'll receive the next-arrival times for that stop (how to read the results):


You can also get the times for just one route at a stop.  Simply enter the five-digit stop number, then a space, and then the route number.  Here we are asking for times at Stop 99343 only for Route 7.   The results show only Route 7 and not any other routes. This helps to get more times for the route you're interested in.



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  Understanding the results

The message you receive from GO! will give you the next arrival times for your stop. Results are listed in chronological order, beginning with the first arrival.

Text What it means
This is a real-time arrival. We know where the bus is and can predict its actual arrival time. Times without this symbol are scheduled times.
The time the bus or trolley will arrive at your stop.
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The route number/line and destination of the bus or trolley.



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  How to find your stop number

There are many ways to find your stop number.

On sdmts.com (in list format)

MTS Buses

• Click on a bus route number to access its schedule page.

• Look for the green GO! button and the words "Stop Numbers."

• There is a separate stop number list for each direction in which the route travels.

• A new window will open, listing all the stop numbers for the route and direction you selected.

MTS Trolleys
For Trolleys, there is a list of stop numbers for each line on the Trolley scheduling page.


On sdmts.com (on a map)

• Click on a bus route number to access its schedule page.

• Click on a timetable link.

• Zoom in on the map at the top of the page until you see a red circle indicating your bus stop.

• Click on the red circle.
• An information box will pop up—the stop number is labeled "Stop ID."

On Google Maps

• Find the location of your stop on Google Maps.

• Zoom in until you see a blue bus stop icon:

• Click on the bus stop icon.

• An information box will pop up—look for the stop number in gray ("Stop ID")*.

*Google Maps will sometimes combine multiple stops on the map into one bus stop icon. In this case, the stop number will not be shown.


On bus stop signs**

• Look for the stop number in the bottom left corner of the bus stop sign.


On bus pole schedule displays

• Look for the stop number ("STOP ID") in the bottom left corner of the schedule display.


From Telephone Information

• Call 619-233-3004 and an information specialist will help you get your stop number.

• Please note that Telephone Information is available only during these hours:

Weekdays: 5:30 am–8:30 pm
Weekends: 7 am–7pm
Holidays: 8 am–5 pm

Use the printable GO! info card  for quick access to your favorite stop numbers.


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  Frequently asked questions

How do I download the GO! app?

The GO! app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store, the Android Market, or via an over-the-air link for BlackBerry devices. In the App Store or Android Market, you can find the GO! app by searching for "MTS GO" or by clicking this link to the App Store or this link to the Android Market. BlackBerry users can download the GO! app by visiting this link (if you have OS 4.6 or newer, but older than 5.0) or this link (if you have OS 5.0 or newer). BlackBerry devices with operating systems older than 4.6 are not compatible with the GO! app.

Does the GO! app cost anything?

No, the GO! app is completely free to download and use. If you have an iPhone but don't subscribe to an unlimited text messaging plan, it's a great alternative to texting GOMTS for times. The GO! app gives you the same results for free!

I have a Windows phone. Can I use the GO! app?

The GO! app is currently available on the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry platforms only.

What is the difference between real-time and scheduled time?

Real-time information is based on the vehicle's actual location. We know where the vehicle is and can predict when it will arrive at your stop. Some MTS vehicles are not p that's not at a timepoint, the time GO! tells you is estimated.  We always recommend arriving a few minutes before the predicted time to ensure you catch your bus.

How do I know which results are real-time and which are scheduled times?

Real-time arrivals are indicated by a # symbol in the message GO! sends you. Real-time information is currently available for these bus routes: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 20, 30, 31, 41, 44, 50, 88, 105, 120, 150, 201, 202, and210. Times for trolley lines and all other bus routes are scheduled arrivals.

I want more or different features. How do I tell you about what I want?

We know you want more features and we'll be working to add additional functionality to the apps.  Please go to our feedback form and tell us what you'd like to see.

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  Provide feedback or report a bug

If you notice an error, have an idea to improve GO!, have a question about GO!, or want to report a bug, please visit our Feedback/Bug Report Form.


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