As a result of storm damage, rail services across the state may be curtailed or suspended. Updated information can be found online at https://portal.ct.gov/DOT, www.mta.info, www.amtrak.com, www.hartfordline.com, and www.shorelineeast.com.

Traffic and Travel Mobile Apps - iPhone

If you haven't done so yet, please read the Disclaimer that applies to the usage of these Apps.
Disclaimer Link

CTrail eTix
CTrail eTix App Logo

CTrail eTix Apple App QR Code

Description

Traveling on CTrail just got easier! No more waiting in line to purchase a paper ticket, swiping your credit card, or carrying around cash.

Connecticut DOT’s CTrail eTix app allows Hartford Line and Shore Line East customers to buy mobile rail tickets using their smartphone. Daily parking at Wallingford and Berlin stations is also available for purchase using CTrail eTix.

With CTrail eTix, One-Way, Weekly, Monthly, and Ten-Trip mobile tickets are available for purchase. For customers that also use CTtransit, a CTtransit Monthly (Local) Bus add-on is available for purchase with your monthly rail ticket.

Pay on the go, and use your mobile tickets immediately or save them for later. Keeping track of expenses is easy with CTrail eTix receipts provided via e-mail.

Get started right away by downloading CTrail eTix and creating your account.

iTunes Link - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ctrail-etix/id1467982541

Google Maps

Google Maps

Description

Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone.

Search
* Find addresses, places and businesses around the world with Google local search.
* Discover places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and local reviews.
* Sign in to sync your searches, directions, and favorite places between your computer and your phone.

Directions
* Get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions.
* Find your way by train, bus, subway or walking directions.
* Access live traffic information in cities across the world.

Street View and imagery
* View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View.
* See inside more than 100,000 businesses worldwide.
* View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.

Simple and easy to use
* An entirely new Google Maps experience on your iPhone.
* Newly designed and streamlined interface for even easier navigation of your world.
* Use gestures to explore the map and browse results.

iTunes Link - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id585027354


Waze

Waze

 

 

 

 

Waze QR Code

Description

Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all.

Just by driving with Waze open, you're already contributing tons of real-time traffic information to your local community. You can also actively report accidents, police traps and other hazards you see on the road. Get road alerts along your route and find the cheapest gas prices around you shared by the community. Plus, you can add friends, send locations or keep others posted on your arrival time.

- Live routing based on community driven, real-time traffic & road info
- Community reported alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, road closures, and more
- Turn-by-turn voice guided navigation
- Live maps, consistently edited and updated by Waze community map editors
- Automatic rerouting as conditions change on the road
- Send your ETA & real-time drive to update those you’re meeting
- Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours, and preferred routes
- Find the cheapest gas station on your route
- Add information on local places and businesses
- Add Facebook friends and sync Contacts
- See friends’ ETA when driving to the same destination
- One tap navigation to Facebook & Calendar events
- Earn points as you contribute road info and climb the ranks in your community

Waze is all about contributing to and benefiting from the common good, so hop on board and get involved!

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Waze will automatically shut down if you run it in the background and haven't driven for a while.

Learn more about the Waze privacy policy, including what information is accessed and how it is used. With Waze, you have full control over your privacy settings. http://www.waze.com/legal/privacy/

iTunes Link - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waze-gps-navigation-maps-social/id323229106?mt=8
 

Transit App
Real Time Bus & Subway Tracker
with Offline Schedules

Transit App

Transit qr code

Transit App uses CTfastrak real-time vehicle location data to accurately predict bus arrival times.

Description

Find out when your bus is coming NOW. Arrival times and directions for transit routes near you, using real-time data. All transport options: bus, subway, bike share, Uber, car2go, and more. North America's most popular transport app. 

iTunes Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/the-transit-app/id498151501?ls=1&mt=8

Roadify
Train, Subway, Bus, Ferry & Parking
Roadify App

Roadify qr code
Description
Getting around your city is now easier than ever.
Roadify gives you:
 - Official transit schedules with real-time arrivals
 - Both licensed PDF maps & street view
 - Official service alerts & changes
 - Ability to give & receive updates from other riders
 - Twitter integration for every line
 - A list of nearby available parking through a parking spot exchange system

Check your favorite routes in one app and give updates as you go. Roadify makes it easy to find when the train, subway, bus or ferry is coming without having to download a bunch of expensive apps.

Roadify works in the following areas:
Connecticut
 - Hartford
 - New Britain
 - New Haven
 - Shore Line East
 - Metro North Railroad (MNR)
New York & New Jersey Area
 - MTA Subway
 - MTA Bus (with B63, M34 & Staten Island Real-Time)
 - Metro-North (MNR)
 - Long Island Railroad (LIRR)
 - Port Authority Transit (PATH)
 - New Jersey Transit Rail & Bus (NJT)
 - NY Waterway Ferry
 - Staten Island Ferry
 - Downtown Connection Bus
 - Roosevelt Island Tram

RoadAhead™

Description

RoadAhead™ helps you find the best exit ahead on the highway for all your travel needs. RoadAhead automatically locates you on a highway, searches based on your categories, and displays merchants at upcoming exits - with user ratings, gas prices, distance from exit, and other helpful info.


• It knows which highway you are on, the direction you are traveling and the upcoming exits - for every exit on all highways in the US.
• It organizes merchants by the exits ahead, and doesn't bother you with stuff behind or around you.
• Other apps help you find gas OR food, but what if you want to optimize the stop with gas AND food AND groceries?
• It presents results in an easy to read list with ratings, prices and distance/direction from exit.
• It keeps the next exit at the top of the list, so you see what's coming up at a glance.
• Use it when you're not on the highway to plan your trip - just select the road and exits to search or search Nearby to find local merchants
• Get coupons and offers for restaurants, hotels, and shopping that match your criteria, organized by exit
• Unlike many road signs, it doesn’t mislead about how close or far the merchant is off the exit.

Please note that RoadAhead is designed to work on limited access highways, e.g. highways with exits - interstates, intrastates, state routes, and beltways. If you are not on a highway, RoadAhead can search nearby your current location.


iTunes Link
- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roadahead-highway-exit-finder/id434432510?mt=8


INRIX Traffic

Description
INRIX Traffic is the industry’s #1 free app that helps you avoid traffic and frustration.

Key Features:
* Your Fastest Routes to Home & Work: Easily decide which route is the best choice to get around today’s traffic based on data from nearly 100 million drivers.
* Share INRIX Arrival Times: Easily send your INRIX Arrival Time to any contact with just two taps
* Recommended Departure Times: INRIX Traffic Forecast Slider shows you your best option

iTunes Link - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inrix-traffic-never-be-late/id324384027?mt=8


Amtrak

Description

Experience a new way to take the train with Amtrak. Get simple and intuitive access to all the travel information you need, book your trip on the go, and stay up-to-date as trains arrive. Do it all without the hassle of your laptop, making calls or extra trips to the office.

• Plan and book travel
• Check the status of trains
• Display your eTicket right in the app and add it to Passbook
• Modify reservations
• Search stations for location, building amenities and hours of operation
• Connect to your Amtrak Guest Rewards account
• Enjoy Amtrak Passport: share your travel on Facebook & Twitter, check in to stations, collect stamps and reach milestones

eTickets are available nationwide. See Amtrak.com/eTicketing for more details.

iTunes Link -https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amtrak/id405074003?mt=8