Toronto-based transit app Rocketman has announced that it will shut down its operations in November.
In an update on its website, Rocketman shared that November 17, 2022, will be the last day the app is useable.
“We’ve built a strong community of Canadians going from A to B and are incredibly proud of the value we’ve delivered,” the statement says. “We’ve sadly had to make the difficult decision to shut down the Rocketman app (iOS and Android) and its services on November 17th, 2022.”
“Thank you for years of feedback and your trust — the team has had an unbelievable amount of fun building enhancements to make commuting easier and more enjoyable.”
Rocketman did not cite a reason for the shutdown. It pointed users to Moovit, Google Maps, and Transit as alternative apps to use as of November 18. In a pop-up notice within the app they say the team is “sad to say goodbye.”
Widely regarded as Toronto’s most accurate transit app, Rocketman provides real-time bus and streetcar wait times, crowding volumes, and delay alerts.
Rocketman was originally developed in 2011 to serve TTC riders but has since expanded to more than 99 Canadian cities. The app serves public transit agencies including GO Transit, Vancouver’s TransLink, the Calgary C-Train, and Edmonton Transit.