PocketTrack

(formerly known as SammDOT Tracker)

A webpage for tracking TTC buses and streetcars (subway is in the works!). Requires an HTML5-compatible web browser with JavaScript enabled.

The tracker uses the TTC's Real-Time Next Vehicle Arrival (NVAS) dataset, provided through NextBus, to track the location of any surface vehicle in the system. Soon, real-time tracking will be available for lines 1, 2 and 4 as well through the TTC's Next Train Arrival system.

PocketTrack

Getting Started

In order to start using the tracker, you need to have an account. Send a message to sammi@sammdot.ca and mention PocketTrack in the subject line to receive instructions to sign up for the service.

I am in the middle of a move between countries right now, so PocketTrack is not currently accepting new account requests. Check back in mid September.

Once an account has been created, you can login to the site and start tracking.

Surface Tracker

Enter the number(s) of surface vehicles you want to track, and how often you want updates to be (minimum 5 seconds), and click Track. You can track multiple vehicles at once, and even entire ranges of fleet numbers. Examples:

9026
4400,4402-4418
4000-4004,4010-4199

The resulting map has a marker for each trackable vehicle in the specified range. It shows up as an arrow if the vehicle is reporting its direction, a circle otherwise. Click on the marker to show information about this vehicle, specifically the fleet number of the vehicle, its operating division (if available), whether or not PRESTO is installed and active, and the route it is signed into. The marker will also be colored differently depending on the operating division.

You can also enter a route number to show all the vehicles on that route, or a division name to show all the vehicles in that division.

Bus allocations are accurate as of September 1, 2016; streetcar allocations updated April 25, 2016 but may not be entirely accurate. If any allocations are missing, incorrect or have changed since then, please send me a message at sammi@sammdot.ca.

Subway Tracker

Coming soon!