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…

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…