New UTA-endorsed app eases trip planning

(Courtesy of Utah Transit Authority) A screenshot from a transportation app, called Transit. The Utah Transportation Authority has partnered with it to help ease planning trips.

The Utah Transit Authority is partnering with what it says is North America’s leading transportation app — called Transit — to ease trip planning.

The agency is making Transit its endorsed app. It will allow riders to see bus and rail options for their trips — including real-time updates, and step-by-step navigation.

Through the app’s Transit+ feature, It also can offer connections to UTA services via bike sharing, scooter sharing and ride hailing services.

“UTA’s partnership with Transit makes using transit easier and more convenient,” UTA Interim Executive Director Steve Meyer said in a news release.

“UTA riders can receive accurate, real-time service information, while UTA benefits from customized app features, such as the ability to send important information directly to riders via Transit’s home screen.”

Among other transit agencies that have similar agreements with the Transit app are those in Boston, Baltimore, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Fla., Silicon Valley, Calif., and Montreal.

“Partnering with a single app that prioritizes transit makes it clear to riders where they can go for information,” said David Block-Schachter, Transit’s chief business officer. “We’re excited to work with UTA.”

The app is available in the App Store or Google Play. It can also be downloaded for iPhone and Android at www.transitapp.com/download or at www.rideuta.com