“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.
“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.
“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.