MBTA Bus Tracker Dashboard Widget

mbta bus tracker icon This is a widget for showing you real-time data about bus arrival times for a chosen stop. Using Next-bus satellite data you can have a very accurate prediction of when your bus is coming.

Update, v1.5, 9/7/2010:

  • all bus routes now supported
  • fixed errors with config not loading
  • refresh interval changed
  • checks for updates
  • widget made slightly larger to fit new route and stop names

screenshot of MBTA Bus Tracker Widget

download icon Download Version 1.5


If you have OSX 10.4 Tiger installed. Simply download the zip file. Unzip the file anywhere and double click. OSX will prompt you to install it.


Terrence Curran – Code and Design.
Dave Nelson – Code from NextMuni.
NextBus – GPS Tracking, Prediction, and API.
MassDOT – for their push towards openness.


I don’t need money. If you like this and find it useful, feel free to donate to NextMuni, which this application is derived from.