Here at The Crossing Apartments, we encourage public transportation. Public transportation is now made easy thanks to the OCTA’s open data initiative. This provides free service data to developers to create cool mobile and web applications. Here are a few cool applications designed to help you with your commute whether you are traveling by bus, train or bike.
Get Me There On a Bike – Are you looking to view all the existing bikeways in Orange County? The Orange County Transportation bikeways map gives users a detailed depiction of Orange County’s existing bikeways. It generates bike friendly routes with turn by turn directions from your current location to any address you specify. You can also create custom routes and save to your phone for future use. Get me there on a bike can be purchased through iTunes.
MyStops – MyStops enables users to check their most frequently-used bus and transit schedules on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Quickly flip through your most recent stops by entering a stop number, locating the nearest stops or searching for the intersection. Mystops can be purchased from the app store.
Dadnab – Use Dadnab to send transit information via text message. Let others know your departure and arrival time or your exact location.
Railbandit – Railbandit allows you to track train schedules from your smart phone. If you have a GPS feature on your phone, you can track yourself while on the train and find out if your train is on time. Railbandit is available on IPhones, Android, and Blackberry.
Pothole Agent - Wish you had hindsight for locating potholes? Well now you can. The Pothole Agent application uses your phone’s accelerometer and magnetic field sensors to automatically detect potholes, speed bumps, or impact events as they happen. These events are saved on a map which you can view directly from the phone or email to yourself. You can also email these files to the Department of Transportation.
While all of these applications seem to enhance the traveling experience in Orange County, The Crossings Apartment nor the OCTA endorse the apps listed, we encourage you to read reviews and research the apps that work best for you. Please remember do not text and drive.
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