Mobile Apps

Blog post
March 22, 2019, 8am PDT
There are so many more ways to access local culture as a tourist or an urban explorer than ever before.
Kayla Matthews
March 17, 2019, 11am PDT
There are plenty of airports in the country where taking the bus or the train is still the best option after arriving at the airport. Don't miss those opportunities.
TransitBlog
March 14, 2019, 11am PDT
It's only one step in a multi-modal journey, but parking at a transit station can be quite a hassle.
Smart Cities Dive
March 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Transit app will replace the Metro on the Go app for multi-modal trip planning around St. Louis.
Government Technology
January 1, 2019, 5am PST
The HERE app provides new ways to access information about the local arts and architecture scene.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 28, 2018, 1pm PST
Paris has made some incredibly ambitious and highly controversial policy changes to improve the city's air quality. In the meantime, there's a new app from Valeo to determine the state of the air quality in the city.
CleanTechnica
December 27, 2018, 1pm PST
Augmented reality shows what the forest would look like with a full complement of biodiversity.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 23, 2018, 1pm PST
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 4, 2018, 9am PDT
Tony Dutzik, senior policy analyst with the Frontier Group, presents three environmental reasons to support shared bikes and scooters, and why cities that have adopted climate plans should accommodate these small, clean, shared vehicles.
Frontier Group
July 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
Seattle's Find It, Fix It app plays a telling role in the city's approach to its homeless population. The question is whether the app is fixing anything for the people living on the street.
The Atlantic
Feature
May 31, 2018, 5am PDT
Planetizen is pleased to present the best of the latest crop of mobile apps by planners and for planners.
James Brasuell
Feature
March 14, 2018, 5am PDT
We're updating the annual Top Apps for Planning list, and we want your input.
Planetizen
January 7, 2018, 11am PST
Los Angeles is planning to join the ranks of cities that will allow transit fare payment by smartphone app. The scope of benefits offered by app-based fare payment is still under development.
Curbed Los Angeles
December 6, 2017, 5am PST
Mobility as a Service, or MaaS for short, is a buzzword you've probably seen a lot of in recent months.
Eno Center for Transportation
November 5, 2017, 1pm PST
The Regional Transportation District hopes that the ability to pay transit fares by smartphone will remove the frustration of waiting in line and searching for correct change.
The Denver Post
October 26, 2017, 7am PDT
The mobile app LaneSpotter, described as a navigation app like Waze but for cyclists, has announced eight cities as the location for a pilot launch.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
August 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Introducing the Hop Fastpass system.
The Oregonian
August 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Amtrak is partnering with Lyft to offer train passengers a discounted option for first and last mile needs. New Lyft riders qualify for a $5 savings on each of their first four rides.
The Verge
May 19, 2017, 5am PDT
The Urban Archive app will be popular with anyone interested in the history of New York City. Hopefully the idea spreads to other cities soon.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 18, 2017, 5am PDT
Uber recently announced a feature that could appease transit advocates concerned about the encroachment of transportation network companies on transit ridership.
The Verge