“An excellent tool for assessing the walkability of different neighborhoods and areas.”
By Aleisha Jacobson, Matt Lerner and Josh Herst
Link to Walkscore
Returns the Transit Score for a location and provides easy access to nearby public transit stops and routes. Programmers can use the Public Transit API on their sites as well.
“Very handy to have routing and real-time data in relationship with bike routes.”
By C. K. Wong
Link to Multimodal Trip Helper
Highlights bus arrival predictions and bikeways to enable users to better plan their transit-bicycle trips. This application is best viewed in Internet Explorer. Microsoft Silverlight plug-in is also required.
“A great app that’s easy to use…just pick it up and use the tool – all very intuitive.”
By Ross MacFarland
Link to Android Market
Provides NextBus arrival times to Android phones. Highlights include bookmarking of stops and the ability to get alerts when buses/trains are a desired amount of time away.
“Has a great look and feel, and provides a route and stop selection process that is easy to use.”
By Aaron Bannert
Link to iTunes
Allows the user to access nearby routes and stops, check real-time arrival predictions, track the progress along a route, and watch for transit alerts. A Favorites list can also be created for easy access to one’s favorite stops. For use on iPhones.