Choose a location by zooming or with the text box:
Add routes by selecting them from the ones that are in the chosen area.
Click on stops to see when buses and trains are expected to arrive:
Hover over them to see where they're going.
Click on them to see how long before they arrive at stops:
Little blue tails indicate the difference between the last reported position of the bus
and out current best estimate:
All pages can be bookmarked.
About MBTA Route Plotter
Created by Jeff Kaufman
Developer's notes at mbtaplot notes
Source code at github: mbtaplot sources
How it Works
The MBTA makes real time bus
information available through NextBus. They make subway predictions
available through the massDOT developer's
page. From this we can get information about where each vehicle
was reported last and where it's predicted to be next. This
information is sent to your web browser, which draws the bus or
train moving between the stops using linear
interpolation. If you have any issues using this site or have
questions, send me an email at jeff at alum dot swarthmore dot edu
or put in an issue on the bug tracker.