Mobile Apps for Transportation

Keep up to date with all of Boston’s modes of transportation with these mobile apps!

 

MBTA Bus and the T Apps:

 

Catch The Bus: Android and iPhone app that makes use of GPS trackers on buses to give you accurate predictions when your bus will arrive at your stop.

Catch The T: With real time position data for the MBTA’s Orange, Red & Blue lines, you can catch the T with no worries. Other train systems and the Green line are not supported.

MBTA mTicket: Skip the lines and buy a commuter rail or ferry ticket anytime with this app.

 myTransAlert: Free iPhone app designed to ease mass commute by eliminating the time wasted waiting for the train or bus. Automated alerts on up-to-date departure times gives commuters accurate information. With an in-app upgrade, users can receive real-time status on their trains and buses.

Pocket MBTA: Works with any Apple products, you can see the location of your bus stop on a map, and the direction and location your bus is going in real-time.

TransitLive: Find out when your bus or train is coming whenever with this app.

Visit the MBTA website for a comprehensive list of MBTA mobile apps.

 

Bike Apps:

Spotcycle:This handy bike share system companion app lets you locate nearby bike stations for bike and bike dock availabilities, view bike paths and helps you get to places you want to be.  Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

BostonBikes: With one tap you can find the closest Hubway station, how far away it is and in which direction, and how many available bikes and docks it currently has.

 

Car Sharing/Ridesharing  Apps:

 

Zipcar: Zipcar members, you can use your iPhone or iPod touch to quickly and easily find and reserve a Zipcar around the corner or across the globe. You can also honk the horn, and even lock and unlock the doors.
RelayRides: RelayRides is the nation’s largest peer-to-peer car rental marketplace. Rent cars from real people, or make money renting out your car.

Comparison App:

 

RideScout:a free mobile app that aggregates all ground transportation options, providing point-to-point directions, plus cost and arrival times to allow users to find, compare, and book rides on-demand. RideScout will get you there by the nearest Metro, bus, taxi, bikeshare, sedan service, carshare, pedicab, or carpool, plus walking, biking, and driving. RideScout has recently partnered with car2go to to expand resources.