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To Find a Bus Stop, Just Hold Up Your Smartphone

Departures NYC just won grand prize in the MTA's "best consumer/transit rider app" category.
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Taktil

If you want to find the nearest New York City bus stop but can't be slowed down by the glacial pace of Internet searching, there's a new app just for you: Departures NYC. The app turns your smartphone into a transit radar detector. Just hold it up to the world and Departures NYC will not only show you bus stops in your vicinity but also give you real-time arrival information.

Those features recently led the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to award Departures NYC grand prize in the "best consumer/transit rider app" category at its App Quest 3.0 contest. Creator Taktil based the New York app—which currently costs 99 cents—on a similar one made for public transit in Switzerland that was named one of Apple's best apps of 2013.