MTA Unveils New All-In-One Mobile App for Trip Planning and Service Information

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that its new MTA app is available for download. The app is currently in BETA testing and will eventually succeed the MYmta app. The app features schedules, service alerts and more for subways, buses, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad all in one place. Users can also book Access-A-Ride trips and see elevator and escalator outages at stations throughout the subway system.

Additional features in the Beta version of the new MTA app include:

  • Plan a trip to see recommended routes and check schedules for subways, buses, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North, PATH and AirTrain.
  • Get service alerts and see planned and unplanned service changes and best ways to get around.
  • Save favorite routes and stops for quick viewing of arrival times.
  • Live bus tracking to see where a bus is located that is approaching a stop, check when it will arrive, and follow it throughout its trip, including instant information on how many stops and minutes away a bus is.
  • Real-time on-board crowding for railroads.
  • Book Access-A-Ride trips, find pick up and drop off times for trips, and view trip history.
  • Improved search making it easier to see which search results are MTA stations and the services offered there at a glance.
  • Dynamic strip maps and station views indicate the service that is running at any given time.

The app was co-developed with Axon Vibe, a smart mobility platform provider and former winner of the MTA’s Transit Tech Lab accelerator. Utilizing this smart transit technology MTA app users will also be able to opt into sharing their location data to receive smart, real-time, location-based notifications for their individual journey.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: August 9, 2023