Follow these step-by-step instructions to download and use ETA SPOT on your smartphone.

1. Select the “APP Store” app from among your iPhone’s icons.
Note: Android users can complete the same process outlined in Steps 1-3 using Google Play instead of the App Store.

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2. Search for “Eta Spot” in the App Store.

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3. Find the ETA SPOT app, then download it by clicking the “GET” box on the right.

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4. Upon opening the app for the first time, it will ask for permission to access your location data. You may choose either “DON’T ALLOW” or “ALLOW.
Note: You are not required to select “Allow” in order to use the app.

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6. This will take you to the “ROUTE” page, where you will find a list of USC Bus Routes. Scroll down to review your options, then select the route or routes you would like to view on the map.

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7. Select “MAP” on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to view your route(s) on the map. Only the line(s) you have selected will appear on the “MAP” screen.
Note: People who have allowed ETA SPOT to access their location will see a large, dark blue dot with a directional arrow indicating where they are in relation to the rest of the map.

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8. Remember that you can always go back to the “ROUTE” page to change which route or routes you want to view and then return to the “MAP” screen.

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9. Pinch and turn the map to view the bus routes from a different angle.

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10. Use two fingers to zoom into the area of the map you want to view.

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11. Select the Bus Icon to get information about its upcoming stops.

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STOP: The location of the upcoming bus stop.

TIME: The scheduled arrival time.

STATUS: The real-time estimate of the arrival time.

12. Select any bus stop (designed by a circle along any bus route) to get information about all bus routes that stop at that location, as well as their estimated arrival times.

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13. Select the three parallel lines in the top right-hand corner to access settings.

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SELECT AN AGENCY: Returns you to the agency menu (Step 5).

SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS: Takes you to ETA SPOT’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, respectively.)

RATE OUR APP: Returns you to the App Store (Step 2).

14. Select the “LEAVE FEEDBACK” option to provide feedback to the app developers.
Note: Comments submitted in this form do not go directly to the USC Transportation. For general questions, urgent inquiries, and other non-app-specific concerns, use our feedback form at

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15. The “HELP” option will provide you with basic information about using the app effectively.

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16. You’re Done! Enjoy getting up-to-the-minute information on USC Bus Routes!
If you have further questions about the set up or use of ETA SPOT, please contact the USC Transportation team at