Development Magazine Summer 2013

Numerous Mass Transit Apps enable Just-in-Time Connections

This up-to-the-minute information helps resolve the frustration and agitation experienced by transit riders for decades as they pondered the whereabouts of their next train or bus. Commercial real estate owners would be wise to borrow a page from these mass transit systems and consider developing apps for their own shuttle systems or making their tenants aware of apps for circulators, buses, trains, etc., that feed their buildings.

Third-party vendors are rushing to market with hundreds of apps for mass transit systems around the country. In most cases, the apps are available for every smart phone configuration including the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android. Below is a sampling of apps that are available around the country.

table of select transit systems with passenger apps

From the Archives: Business / Trends Articles from the Previous Issue

Apple Store in New York

The Changing Retail Landscape 

Despite signs of life with residential, industrial and office properties, retailers continue to struggle. Experts share their observations about the decline of middle ground retailers, the impact of e-commerce, the fate of malls and trends in shopping.

Young people networking

A Look Ahead - The New Paradigm: Investing in Millennials Yields Returns for Small Towns 

Over the past three years, Jack Schultz has spent a great deal of time researching the innovative group we call Millennial Entrepreneurs. These young people are proving to be one of the most powerful economic development drivers he has ever seen.