NEW YORK (PIX11) -- MTA released "TripPlanner" devices on the neswest cell phones. However, it was not easy to find at first.
Apple has listed it under the name "TPPlus" and you can find it by searching that term in the app store. An Android version is not included. A web-based version is available.
Customers will be able to map directions using a full street address, landmarks, subway stations and street intersections using the app, which is now available for free in the App Store.
The app's planner generates up to three travel routes between any two points using MTA services including subways, local and express buses, Staten Island Railway, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad.
It also has functions that save previously searched addresses, send itineraries via email, send feedback to the MTA and find routes that use specific locations. It also includes service changes and subway detours.
"We want to arm our customers and visitors to the New York area with ways to get around the MTA system, and TripPlanner+ does that with an intuitive, user-friendly interface. Now anyone with an iOS device can take advantage of the TripPlanner+ app for their trips," said Paul J. Fleuranges, MTA's senior director of corporate and internal communications.
The new TripPlanner+ app has similar functions to its desktop version, which went live in December 2006. Over time, the desktop version of TripPlanner has been improved to incorporate features such as MTA commuter railroads, realistic street grid views, walking directions, preferred route options and more. You can access the desktop version here tripplanner.mta.info.