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New in Rocketman: Real-Time Passenger Occupancy Levels for TTC Buses

Avoid busy buses with the free Rocketman Transit App 🚀 📲 🚌 The Rocketman team is always working to create a positive transit riding experience. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we've pivoted our focus to help you manage the parts of your commute that are the hardest. Right now, that’s being around other people in a small space. Our latest feature has been designed to make your commute less stressful, helping you understand whether approaching buses are busy and giving you the information you need to make an informed decision.  In partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission, the

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: |0 Comments

Black-Owned Businesses in Vancouver & Victoria You Can Support Right Now

Black-Owned Businesses in Vancouver and Victoria You Can Support Right Now February 1 marks more than the beginning of February. It marks the beginning of Black History Month. This year’s theme, The Future is Now, is meant to celebrate and acknowledge the work being done and continues to be done every day by Black Canadians to support and elevate their communities.  In support of Black History Month, we’re highlighting Black-owned and operated businesses across Canada that are leading the way. While February may only have 28 days, we’re committed to using our platform to support and share stories from

By |February 8th, 2021|Categories: Community|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Black-Owned Businesses in Toronto You Can Support Right Now

Black-Owned Businesses in Toronto You Can Support Right Now February 1 marks more than the beginning of February. It marks the beginning of Black History Month. This year’s theme, The Future is Now, is meant to celebrate and acknowledge the work being done and continues to be done every day by Black Canadians to support and elevate their communities.  In support of Black History Month, we’re highlighting Black-owned and operated businesses across Canada that are leading the way. While February may only have 28 days, we’re committed to using our platform to support and share stories from Black Canadians

By |February 4th, 2021|Categories: Community|Tags: , , |0 Comments

12 Days of Canadian Gifts That Give Back

The holiday season will be different this year, like all other events in 2020. We’d love to be sitting around the fireplace with all our aunts and uncles and cousins drinking hot chocolate or apple cider, and popping in and out of stores at the mall, poking around for the perfect holiday gifts. Instead, this year, we’re making the best of small gatherings and enjoying the convenience of online ordering and curbside pickups.  While gifts are great, they’re even better when they support a good cause. And this year, it’s more important than ever to support local businesses and

By |December 11th, 2020|Categories: Community|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

COVID-Safe Holiday Activities and Events in British Columbia

We’ve all had to make peace with the reality that the holidays will be a lot different this year. It can be a tough pill to swallow for those who depend on this time of year to spend meaningful time with family and friends. It’s also Christmas! And Hanukkah! And Kwanzaa! It’s a time to celebrate your friendships and share gifts and enjoy being around people you love. So the fact that there are limits to what we can do and how we can travel kind of sucks.  But like most negative things in life, there’s a silver lining.

By |December 8th, 2020|Categories: Community|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

COVID-Safe Holiday Activities and Events in Ontario

Different is the word that everyone is throwing around when talking about what the holidays will be like this year. That’s a bit of an understatement. Right now, we’d be walking into stores adorned with holiday decorations and playing Christmas carols while we shopped for family members and friends. That’s not possible this year, and while it’s for the safety of our family and friends that we maintain the social distancing rules, we can still admit that it kind of sucks.  That said, some activities are safe enough for you to enjoy during the holidays. Some of these events

By |December 6th, 2020|Categories: Community|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Ultimate Holiday Playlist for Commuters

One of the best parts of the winter season has to be holiday music. Yes, the songs can be a bit corny, but they’re also one way we recognize that we’re getting close to celebrating the most festive time of year. The music helps us get into the spirit of the season and adds a layer of joy and nostalgia specific to this time of year. It’s not an accident that so many musicians write holiday-themed songs. They know the power of music and how that music can lift the mood of an entire household.  In a normal year,

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: |0 Comments

10 Toronto-Based Businesses to Shop at on Black Friday

Like all events in 2020, Black Friday looks a bit different this year. To continue supporting local communities in Toronto and make your dollars stretch further, it’s more important than ever to shop local. When you buy from a local business, you know that you’re helping someone pay their rent and feed their family.  Not sure where to shop for Black Friday this year? Don't worry! The Rocketman team has gathered some of the best deals just for you. If you don’t live in Toronto, you can still take advantage of these deals by selecting

By |November 27th, 2020|Categories: Community|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Crowdedness 2.0: Like the Original, but Better

From the people that brought you Transit Crowdedness V1 comes Transit Crowdedness V2!  You might be asking yourself, are you promoting the same feature to me a second time? The answer is yes and no - which is really a non-answer if you think about it... talk about deflection.  Our Crowdedness V1 feature got an amazing response when we launched it in June, but we believe there are always opportunities to make something better. We listened to your feedback to make this a feature you find useful AND easy to use within the app.  Why are we focusing on

By |July 13th, 2020|Categories: Product|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Streetcar Named Discover

Great Odin's Raven, what is Discover?! Your excitement is palpable. We know what you’re thinking: do these Rocketman weirdos think they can just introduce a new tab whenever they want? Well, no, this tab replaced the Settings tab, which you can now find in the top right corner of your screen. And even though we know the Settings tab was an absolute electric factory, we commit to you that Discover will be EVEN MORE EXHILARATING.  … hey Rocketman, get to the damn point. Ok ok, so we know transit can sometimes be a bit of a snoozefest - both literally

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: Product|Tags: , |0 Comments