Web Buzz: Transit App helps users navigate public transportation

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Takes the guesswork out of public transportation at home and abroad.

Name: Transit App

What it does: Tells you how to get from Point A to Point B using bus, train, metro, ferry, Uber and other transportation options in 127 metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia and Kenya.

Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In Google Play, requires Android. Offers Apple Watch and app for Android wear.

Cost: Free.

What’s hot: You won’t realize how much time you can save planning until you use this app. It takes the guesswork out of navigating, and maps a route to your destination. I’ve used it for a commute between San Francisco and Oakland as well as a trip from a San Diego suburb to Los Angeles. There are many features depending on your needs, including notification if your ride is approaching or you are nearing your destination. Infrequent travelers can quickly find transportation options. It will be one of the first apps I use the next time I’m traveling abroad.


What’s not: It was much easier to use if I needed to find transportation for the near future. When I tried to plan travel for a trip to London this summer, it got trickier. It would also be nice if there were price comparisons for routes. If they were in the app, I couldn’t find them when I was testing it on an iPhone 6 Plus.