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.