|The proliferation of smart phones has made Public Transit more accessible than ever before. Hundreds of applications are available, each offering unique ways to traverse transit systems around the globe from the palm of your hand.
NYPTA's ongoing goal is to spotlight the most up-to-date, useful, and above all, New York Based public transit apps to help you get where you need to go.
If you would like to submit an app to be listed on this page, please
511NY is the free, official one-stop, all-encompassing telephone and Web service offering
information on transportation services and conditions throughout New York State. Their moblie
app offers traffic and transit data, in addition to trip planning through public transit systems
throughout the state.
Platforms: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone (coming soon), Windows (coming soon)
Google Maps for mobile pulls from Google's ever-expanding public transit database and features
all of the key features from the Google Maps website and more, including:
- Step-by-step navigation
- Public Transit, walking, biking and driving directions
- Street View
- Satellite view
- Traffic conditions
Platforms: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia S60, Windows
CDTA iRide on your iPhone makes getting around on CDTA buses a breeze.
This trip planner covers bus service in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and
Saratoga Counties in New York.
AnyStop is a series of applications developed for Android devices designed to help you use transit.
It combines real-time and scheduled transit information to deliver the best possible estimation of
when your bus will arrive.
Schedule information is based off of the transit agency’s predicted schedule, which does not
change day-to-day. Real-Time information, on the other hand, are predictions made by actual
GPS device equipped on the bus, so these predictions are highly accurate.
You can use AnyStop to find bus stops near you, to find routes running near you or to browse all
stops by agency.
Click the links below to download the AnyStop App for your area!
AnyStop: Capital District Transportation Authority
New York City
AnyStop: MTA New York
AnyStop: MTA Metro North
AnyStop: Roosevelt Island
AnyStop: New York Water Taxi
AnyStop: Downtown Alliance
AnyStop: Long Island Bus
AnyStop: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
MTA BusTime provides estimated bus stop arrival times and map locations for buses. It is a quick
and easy way for bus customers to find out approximately when the next bus will be arriving at a
specific bus stop.
MTA BusTime uses GPS devices to report bus location data (and more) back to our servers. We
can then, in real time, show you where buses are on a map or in tabular view. Now you'll
know when a bus is estimated to arrive at your stop, even if you are still at the office,
shopping, or dining.
CityTransit is a comprehensive guide to traveling through the New York City subway. It includes
official maps licensed from NYC's MTA, line data, a GPS-based station finder and live service
advisories. Additional features include:
- Pinch and Zoom on high-quality images directly from the MTA. Use the gestures you already
know to scroll and zoom, just like in Google Maps.
- Station Finder
- Live service advisories, straight from the MTA's website, give you the latest scoop on
which trains are running, which ones aren't and which ones only make stops in the Bronx.
Exit Strategy NYC has been featured in dozens of publications as a "must have" app for
traversing New York City. It's features include:
- Zoomable, scrollable and interactive MTA subway map.
- Manhattan street map. Can't remember which block you're going to? The map has
- MTA bus maps for all five boroughs.
- MTA neighborhood maps show subway exits/extrances at street level. We call it
- Exit info for every stop in NYC (new in v2.0!). Shave minutes off every trip you
take! Pre-plan where to stand!
- No connection required; works underground!
Platforms: iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Amazon Kindle
HopStop, the #1 ranked free transit app in iTunes and Google Play, provides door-to-door public
transit and walking directions in over 250 major cities throughout five countries:
(U.S., Canada, England, France and Russia).
In addition, HopStop provides transit maps and schedules/timetables for all bus, subway,
regional rail, tram, trolley and ferry lines throughout all of it's cities, as well as detailed biking
directions and taxi cost/time estimates (and booking capability).
NY Areas Served: Albany/Rensselaer/Troy, Long Island, Buffalo/Niagara, NYC (five boroughs),
Rochester, Westchester & Hudson Counties (Metro North Area), Syracuse/Oswego/Utica
NYCMate offers every neighborhood map, bus map and the official NYC subway map
(and it works underground!)
App includes train times via Google Transit (tap a station to view) & Multi-touch on
supported devices. App works offline (after initial map downloads).
Platforms: iPhone, Android
Beat the Traffic offers real-time traffic maps, traffic cameras, and predictions.
Platforms: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry
Lumantic City Maps is designed for locals and travelers alike, City Maps
provides detailed public
transit and walking directions for major metropolitan areas in the U.S.
The Transit App is your personal bus stop. This app works in 21 cities including NYC, SF,
Washington DC,Boston, Chicago, Miami, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia,
Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver
Roadify allows you to connect to official transit schedules, alerts and updates from other
commuters on your mobile device. Check your favorite routes in one app and give
updates as you go. It also provides a parking exchange service throughout the US.