RideScout - Real-time transit and transportation options
By RideScout LLC
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RideScout lets you discover and compare all available public, private and social transportation options in real time on a single map. Download as an all-in-one tool for bus, bikeshare, car share, carpool, car2go, Zipcar, Amtrak, Sidecar, taxi, train, subway, metro and even parking options. RideScout will map your routes using all modes of transportation based on live, real-time schedules & associated fares. Combine trip planning in other transport apps and just use RideScout.
Do you spend too much time evaluating transit options? Are you unsure of all the ground transportation choices in town?
Use RideScout to get from point A to B faster and smarter. Stop using multiple apps and sites to find schedules, directions and maps.
RideScout has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune & Houston Chronicle.
“It's a one-stop shop." - The Atlantic Magazine's City Lab
HERE’S HOW TO SCOUT YOUR NEXT RIDE WITH RIDESCOUT
1- SEARCH all transportation options available to you right now.
2- COMPARE the best ride options given your current circumstances.
3- BOOK your ride!
- Find bus & subway locations with real-time departure schedules.
- Get walking, biking, & driving routes and directions.
- Sort ride results by type, cost, departure & arrival time, and calories burned.
- Easily compare subway fares & taxi estimates alongside other transport options, including driving your own car.
- Activate alerts to arrive on time & navigate with step by step directions.
- Bookmark & save your favorite travel locations.
- Sync your calendar to quickly find rides to meetings & events.
- Avoid “dock block.” See bikeshare availability at any station before you get there.
- Avoid traffic & road congestion with push notifications.
- See available parking spots.
If you’re seeking real time subway schedules, train and bus maps, bike sharing and car sharing services be sure to get RideScout. Using the app for navigation and finding transportation is easier than ever before!
The app features national transportation providers, including: Amtrak, Zipcar, car2go, Sidecar, Silvercar, Bandwagon, Flywheel taxi, & Parking Panda.
RideScout is optimized with hyper-local transit, navigation, bikeshare & car share in the following cities:
Austin – Capital Metro, Austin B-Cycle
Baltimore – MARC, MTA, Charm City Circulator
Boston – MBTA, MassPort Authority, Hubway
Chicago – CTA, Divvy, PACE, Metra
Denver – RTD Bus & Rail, eGo Carshare
Los Angeles – LA Metro, Metrolink, Omnitrans, LADOT
Miami – Metrobus, Metrorail, Metromover, Tri-rail
Minneapolis – MVTA, Nice Ride, Hourcar
New York - MTA Subway & Bus, PATH, Citibike, Tappan Zee Express, Bee-Line, Gett
Portland – TriMet, Ride Connection, Swan Island TMA
Raleigh – CAT, NC State Wolfline, DATA, Chapel Hill Transit, Triangle Transit
Salt Lake City – UTA, Greenbike
San Diego – SDMTS, NCTD
San Francisco Bay Area - BART, SF Muni, Caltrain, Bay Area Bike Share, SamTrans, Scoot, Golden Gate Ferry, City Carshare
Seattle - King County Transit, Sound Transit
Washington DC – WMATA Metro & Bus, Capital Bikeshare, MARC, MTA, ART, DC Circulator
Montreal – STM, STL, Bixi
Searching for rides has never been easier. Just entering in your destination opens up a whole host of transportation options and navigation other than walking or driving your vehicle. Get fare and fuel estimates as well as calories. Fuel estimates let you know how costly or long a trip in traffic might be. This information allows you to make the right decision for your daily travel and commuting needs.
Planning a trip out of town? Use the app to get estimates for how much it will cost travel around the city. The fare estimates will help you get an understanding of your transit cost so you can plan your budget accordingly. It’s super simple and extremely useful.
What's New in Version 1.8.23
Made a few tweaks for big things to come. Stay tuned, Scouts!
Confusing map setup
I currently use the app for the B-cycle program right now. The map is not very dynamic, it seems that it only wants to let you put in a destination (rather than being able to move around the map manually), but then won't show all the b-cycle stations at said destination. If you try to manually move around the map to look at what stations are around the area, it starts automatically putting in directions based on your finger movements on the screen, and again, won't display all the stations. Message to the app developers- Please please update the map on this app, it's very clunky! I always end up resorting to opening the internet on my phone and searching for b-cycle map layouts instead...which is supposed to be one of the purposes of this app. It makes using b-cycle a very time consuming experience if you don't know where all the stations are.
We need you down here in Newport News and Hampton Virginia it is up-and-coming fast every year I come down there is considerable growth and diversity and plenty of room for business... Since I commute between the two states including New York I cannot wait to try this app I'm very excited for its existence.
First Facebook is NOT required. I clicked "skip" it skipped and I use the app often.
Times and directions are accurate and directions are good.
Things I'd like:
Better tie in with Amtrak (Richmond, CA Amtrak isn't found)
Ability to drag the pin to where you are (or want to start) instead of typing an address
Keep doing updates and including different transport types.
Note which types of transport are accessible for disabled users