The MTA just unveiled a brand new ‘all-in-one’ app for schedules and service alerts, and it’s now available to download for feedback! Currently in its BETA testing, the new app is intended to succeed the current MYmta app.
Users will be able to find out more information regarding subways, buses, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. Additionally, users will be able to save favorite routes and stops for quick viewing of arrival times, book Access-A-Ride trips, receive real-time, location-based updates for their personal trips, and check elevator and escalator outages at different stations.
Live bus tracking will be viewable through the app, along with dynamic strip maps and station views to show the status of current service.
“If we want more customers to use public transit, providing travel tools that are easy and intuitive is key,” said MTA Acting Chief Customer Officer Shanifah Rieara. “The new MTA app accomplishes just that, connecting riders to the information they need in one or two taps.”
MTA hopes to get feedback from New Yorkers to help mold the future of the app. Currently, the MTA intends to add these features to the new app:
- Additional push notifications
- Offline maps
- Dark mode
- Citi Bike availability
- Additional regional transit services
- A more seamless and integrated Access-A-Ride experience
- Integrating bikes, scooters, and other mobility services for multi-modal trip planning
- Ticketing for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad
- Integration with our feedback tools
Axon Vibe, a smart mobility platform provider, is responsible for co-developing the new app.
“Axon Vibe is thrilled to continue supporting the MTA with our smart transit technology, aimed at promoting sustainable travel and increasing public transit ridership,” said Roman Oberli, CEO of Axon Vibe.
The app is expected to replace MYmta later this year when it becomes available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.