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Mass transit app competition

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking for new smartphone applications aimed at riders. A contest is underway for the best apps with prize money of $50,000.

Mark Spoonauer, Editor of LaptopMag.com, highlighted some of his favorite entries:

Exit NYC - Points you in the right direction the moment you step out of a station.

TransitApp - Instantly tells you about transit routes around you, with the next departure displayed.

CityMapper - Easy point A to point B direction, complete with bike share info and a convenient Get Me Home button.

MoovIT - Takes the hassle out of using public transit, with MTA schedules, real-time next arrival info, trip planning, and navigation powered by the crowd.

MyTransit Alert - Get alerts based on routes you use most. It's personalized, which is good for commuters.

For more information on the MTA App Quest, visit 2013MtaAppQuest.challengepost.com

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