Mobile apps for all your modes!

rei-iphone-app2With the recent launch of the iPhone 3GS, applications to simplify your commute and transportation needs continue to pop up! Here’s a few of our favorites by mode or category, and be sure to let us know of other apps to add to the list!

  • Walk: StepTrakLite accurately counts your steps like a pedometer, measures the duration and intensity of exercise, and integrates with to record and map your routes.
  • Bike: REI’s Bike Your Drive app instantly tracks your mileage, savings, CO2 offsets and more.
  • Bus: Don’t like waiting for the bus anymore that you have to? The app from provides arrival info for every bus stop, not just timepoints.
  • Rideshare: Carticipate is one of the few rideshare apps on a location aware mobile platform. Coordinate driving plans with friends, family, or co-workers, or rideshare by indicating where you are going and when. The app matches you to others going your way.
  • Carshare: The Zipcar app will be available as a free download later this summer. Give Zipcar your email address to keep in the loop of the launch date. You can also watch a video simulation.
  • Ferry: WSF Puget Sound Ferry Schedule is a must for anyone who regularly utilizes our state ferry system. Includes ferry timetables, up-to-the-minute alerts, key points of interest, and is always current!
  • Carbon Emissions: Carbon TrackerTM easily allows you to calculate your carbon footprint from your commuting, vacation, and business trips. Simply use GPS feature while traveling to determine the length of your journey. Also set monthly max emission goals and monitor progress against your personal CO2 reduction targets.
  • Traffic: The iPhone-Traffic app allows you to easily keep track of traffic conditions in the region with 21 traffic maps and 406 traffic cameras linked from WSDOT.

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3 Responses to “Mobile apps for all your modes!”

  1. Michael says:

    Great list, very helpful! I’m looking forward to the new Zipcar iPhone application…very practical. Right now you can use Zipcar’s web application on the iPhone by going to and it will allow you access to book a car, and find out other useful information customized for the iPhone.

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