Why District Commuter?

If you live in DC, you know that Metro times can be unpredictable and frustrating. You’ve probably tried a number of apps to help you find the time of the next train and found them to be broken, clunky or complicated. District Commuter aims to fix that problem by providing you with an app that simply “works” – that helps you get where you need to be, when you need to be there.

Features

  • Train Times

    We pull our train times straight from WMATA so you get the most accurate information available.

  • Twitter Feed

    Reported train arrival times are not the only thing you need. Often a delay or disruption on another line can affect your trip. We provide updates from @MetrorailInfo so you get the latest on what is happening.

  • Lyft Integration

    Is the metro not going to get you there on time? We give you an ETA for the nearest Lyft to your location. Access Lyft easily from inside District Commuter under the Next Train tab, just tap for a ride.

Screenshots


Choose your line and station and quickly get prioritized arrival times.

View disruptions reported by WMATA.

No train!? No problem, a Lyft is just around the corner!

Get more detailed information and select the type of Lyft you'd like to order.

The latest Tweets from @MetrorailInfo, the official service info feed for Metrorail.

Don't know where you are or how to get to where you're going? Is someone blocking your view of the only map on your Metro car? No worries! We have a map for that!

Privacy Policy

Your privacy matters and we take it seriously. Because of this we collect the most minimal amount of information possible from you, and want you to be informed about what we collect and use for your user experience.

First lets make a little distinction between "collect" and "use" as these are two different things that should be important to you.

  • When we say 'collect,' we mean information that is sent from your device to our server about you. We try to keep this to a minimum.
  • When we say 'use,' we mean we need information from your device to perform an activity, but the information needed is not stored or sent to our servers.
Certain actions on a mobile device require using data that might reveal private information about you, but this information doesn't have to leave your phone. For example, in order for you to send us feedback via email using your phone's default email app, we need to access to your accounts stored on your device. This is a requirement specified by the device's operating system that we can't control. In this case, the app has access to basic account information on your device, but don't worry, we aren't collecting any of your account information. The only thing we will receive is the email address you sent the feedback from. In this case, we are 'using' your account information, but not 'collecting' it.

So lets get down to it, what do we collect?

  • Your email address. When? Only when you elect to submit feedback through the District Commuter app by clicking out our email address in the "About" section of the app. If you wish to send feedback without an email, use the "Send Feedback" feature, in this case, email is optional so you can send us honest feedback without transferring personal information.
  • Location. We collect your device's location so that we can give you Lyft time estimates and show you nearby metro stations. This data is anonymized and is not associated with you, your device, or any other potentially sensitive information related to you. We do not store or share this information.
  • Device type, OS version, model, manufacturer, and ID. This information is collected only when you use the "Send Feedback" option. We collect this information to help us identify the cause of any issues you may be experiencing that might be the result of an incompatibility between District Commuter and your device. This information is used only for diagnosing problems, it is not shared with anyone outside the District Commuter development team.

Where are we?

We are currently in both the Apple App Store and Google Play! Check us out!