Since the introduction of the automobile into American life mass transit has often taken a back-seat to the perceived freedom and comfort offered by personal vehicles. But with the increase of high cost of car ownership, environmental consciousness, traffic congestion and the return of many suburban dwellers and businesses to cities, mass transit is making a comeback.
There are a number of websites and apps that offer everything from strategies and advice on using mass transit to real-time updates of schedules and locations.
City-Go-Round finds useful transit apps. City-Go-Round also encourages public transit agencies to open their data to software developers.
Leap makes riding easy. Just track the nearest bus on their app and hop on!