iPhone app that helps mass transit commuters stay on schedule
(PRWEB) June 09, 2013
anOrigin Inc. announces the recent launch of an app for iPhone users called myTransAlert (mTA), aimed at making mass transit commuting easy and hassle-free for commuters by minimizing the time they spend waiting for a train/metro or bus on the station platform or bus stop. The app provides automated alerts with information on incoming trains or buses as commuters approach their station to commence a trip. mTA leverages the vast investments already expended into mass transit around the country to further enhance the commuting experience.
The goal of mTA is to keep the commuters informed of their train and bus schedules in real-‐time to minimize the frustration of watching their bus or train depart as they approach their origin station/stop. Additionally, commuters have the ability to save trips or schedules within the app, so they need not reprogram their commuting information each time they take the same trip.
Here is a brief overview of how the app works:
- Commuters enter their trip preferences, such as the mode of transportation (i.e. bus or train), the starting and ending station, and the approximate time prior to departure when they would like to receive alerts.
- The mTA app then generates alerts with information as to when the next scheduled train or bus will be approaching the station.
The basic features noted above are free to all users; consumers can elect to upgrade the app for real-‐time notifications (to monitor delays) for a small fee. We strongly believe that this app has many positive implications for the millions of daily mass commuters.
- The app takes the guesswork out of commuting by directing commuters to their station in a time-‐effective manner, enabling an easier and more comfortable commuting experience.
- Commuters have the opportunity to plan ahead and keep their friends informed of their commuting schedule via mTA’s Facebook integration capabilities.
- mTA currently works with 9 major transit authorities across the country. For more on myTransAlert, please visit the Apple App Store:
For more information, please free to contact the founder, Raj Agarwal, at raj(at)myTransAlert(dot)com or (732) 896-‐0784.