Embark offers series of apps that provides straightforward public transportation directions and related information, like advisories, on your smartphone (iPhone or Android). They’re simple, fast, and really useful whether you’re exploring a new city or just need to know how to get around the one you live in.
With tons of apps out there that give public transportation directions, Embark has its own special features like advisory alerts. These advisories can be sent as push notifications so you don’t miss them when the app is closed. It provides very detailed directions, which show you the most important information you need to know while allowing you to expand that information as well. For example, tapping on a subway stop can expand it to show all the stops in between. If you’re trying to find where to go, you can search for that destination and Embark will suggest possible locations. You can also tap on the map to find detailed information about a specific spot. Overall, it’s a really hassle-free way to get directions via public transit and stay on top of any potential problems along the way.
Currently offering in Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C., London, and Boston, all cities are available for iPhone and some for Android, and some cities have multiple apps to cover different transit systems, like Chicago covers CTA-L and Metra. A full listing is available on Embark’s web site.