CES 2019: HERE Mobility debuts app that will let you replace Uber and Lyft

If you're looking for an alternative to ride-sharing giants Uber (download for iOS or Android) and Lyft (download for iOS or Android), HERE Mobility just announced the SoMo app (download for iOS or Android) at CES 2019.

SoMo lets you plan, book and coordinate your next ride, whether with public transit, subway, limo, bus or taxi, all in one app. Riders can choose transportation for one trip, like a wedding, or recurring trips,... Read More »

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How to find Lime bike and scooter transit in Google Maps

You may have noticed bikes and scooters docked every few blocks in your city. Lime bikes and scooters (iOS, Android) have sprung up as initiatives in certain cities to help reduce traffic and carbon emissions.

To give users the full range of transportation options, Google Maps (iOS, Android) is adding Lime bikes and scooters to its app.

Here's how to find the nearest bikes and scooters for rent in your city:

Open the Google Maps... Read More »

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New 'BART to Airport' app offers group travel discounts in SF Bay Area

Anyone traveling with a friend or colleague to or from the airports in Oakland and San Francisco should now download the BART to Airport app and get a 25 percent discount on their ticket.

The innovative new app is designed to help traveling friends, family, and coworkers easily buy BART tickets to and from the airport when traveling as a group. BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost told local news outlet KRON that surveys had shown people were frustrated by long... Read More »

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'Cowlines' commute app calculates the fastest route for car-less travel

With a goal of reducing carbon emissions and expedite lengthy commutes, the Cowlines app (iOS) combines all your public and private transportation options in a single trip.

Cowlines goes beyond the factors considered by other commute apps to calculate the fastest, greenest, and fiscally efficient trip.

"The name Cowlines comes from the term 'cowlines' or 'cowpaths' used by city planners to design the optimal paths in places such as parks, etc, mimicking the behavior of cows when they roam... Read More »

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