MTA looks to app developers to better citywide commutes

AT&T and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority opened public voting on Thursday, February 12 in the App Quest 3.0 virtual challenge, one that gives New Yorkers the chance to select their new favorite transit tool to win a $5,000 Popular Choice prize, all while bettering their commutes in the process.

The contenders – 43 new apps – were designed to help improve commutes for millions of subway, bus and rail riders using real time MTA data.

“Everyone who rides a subway, railroad train or bus has a stake in this and now has the chance to have input,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast. “More than 40 app developers have put in time, energy and resources toward making products they hope and expect will benefit the public. Now it’s the public’s turn to offer input on which ones are the most useful

Public voting is open now through Wednesday, February 25 and winners of all prizes, including the Popular Choice, will be announced on Thursday, March 19. To vote, visit

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