Transit Apps

Blue Atlanta Streetcar to Olympic Park on street in downtown Atlanta with colorful mural on building in background.

Atlanta Launches Regional Transit App

The app streamlines transit information from the region’s sometimes disjointed public transit system, which covers 13 counties.

November 17, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Bus Lane

Yelp for Transit? San Francisco Will Give it a Shot

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will invite ratings from transit users via the existing MuniMobile app. That's brave.

June 7, 2016 - CityLab

D.C. Metro Bus

Auditing D.C. Metro's New Bus Prediction Technology

Regular bus riders know how integral an accurate real-time bus arrival system can be to the experience of bus transit. D.C. Metro just made a switch in technology, and Greater Greater Washington evaluated the results (so far).

April 26, 2016 - Greater Greater Washington

D.C. Metro Changes Arrival Estimation Technology

It's the details of transit apps that matter to users, so the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) just made a change of technology provider that will help make it easier to accurately predict bus arrival times.

April 6, 2016 - DCist

Mobility

Three Ways Mobile Transit Payments Will Change How We Move in Cities

One idea for how to make transit better is rolling out in cities across the country: mobile payment of fares on smartphones.

November 23, 2015 - Regina R. Clewlow

Early Reviews Are In: Chicago's New Transit App Makes it Easy to Pay the Fare

The Ventra app hits the streets—or the tracks, perhaps—this week. Steven Vance of Streetsblog Chicago has already tested the new tool.

November 20, 2015 - Chi.Streetsblog

Multi-Modal Trip Planning in Chicago? There Ought to Be an App for That

Samuel Baron makes the case that Divvy, Chicago's "newest transportation system," should be better integrated with the city's other public transport systems.

June 18, 2014 - Transitized

Mobile Version of Google Maps Releases New Features

The popularity of Google Maps is well-documented, and as more users are using the software on their phones (remember when you had to print maps before you left your home or office?), Google's recent updates includes a bunch of new mobile features.

May 8, 2014 - Gizmodo

Toronto Asks Its 'Hidden Experts' How to Improve Transit

Laura Kane listens to the ideas of three of Toronto’s ‘hidden’ transit experts – those who have spent their careers on it's front-lines. A streetcar driver, repair worker, and a transit app developer share their pragmatic insights.

March 17, 2014 - The Toronto Star

Cities Hit Back at 'Patent Troll'

City transit authorities are fighting back against a notorious non-practicing entity, or patent troll.

September 22, 2013 - Future Cities

NYC's App Quest Generates Wealth of New Subway App Ideas

New York City's MTA is gearing up to wire all of its subway stations for cellular use, and has released the full list of application concepts created by developers for subway riders. The public can vote now -- what would make your ride better?

September 3, 2013 - WNYC: Transportation Nation

Connected Commuters Are Happy Commuters

A new study from the New Cities Foundation suggests that those of us who use transit apps such as Waze and Roadify have shorter and more pleasant commutes.

December 11, 2012 - Fast Company Co.Exist

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