Fund a transit app for iOS 6 (project by OpenPlans)

OpenPlans has posted a Kickstarter project to create a universal mobile app for multi-modal travel planning for iOS 6. The app will use an OpenTripPlanner server to generate itineraries and directions. This is in response to Apple’s removal of built-in transit directions from iOS 6. With 11 days to go today, $11,909 of $25,000 has been pledged.…

Embark mobile app: A launch video that shows transit’s freedom

Pandav, the outfit that brought us iBART, has rebranded themselves as Embark, and launched transit information apps for New York City, Chicago, London, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington DC. Embark made a great video to launch their app. What I love about this video is that it playfully demonstrates how great public transit and mobile applications…

SF Muni prepares smartphone app to compare modes

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA or just MUNI) is working on a smartphone app to compare transportation modes — comparing costs and travel times between taxi, driving, and transit.  The application would consider parking costs for the driving mode. A brief article is on the KGO-TV website. In recent years, most transit agencies have stayed out…