Terence Delehanty, Town Manager
Winthrop Town Hall
1 Metcalf Square
Winthrop, MA 02152
For Immediate Release
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Town of Winthrop Reminds Residents of Resources to Track Public Transit
WINTHROP — With extremely cold temperatures hitting the region over the past several days, the Town of Winthrop would like to remind residents of resources they can use to help improve their commute when taking public transportation.
The Transit app, which commuters can use in 125 cities worldwide, partners with transit agencies and shared mobility providers to help residents get to their destinations.
In Boston, the app uses the T’s real-time data and a trip planner to show the best routes to take. Users can view departure times for any nearby transit on or offline, and even set up notifications for stops along a route. In addition to subway schedules, Transit also allows you to compare ride-hailing and bike-share options like Uber, Carshare and Bikeshare all on one screen.
“Those who have to take public transportation are more often exposed to the elements, which can be especially frustrating and even dangerous this time of year,” said Police Chief Terence Delehanty. “We want to share resources like the Transit app, which can be a huge convenience in this freezing cold weather.”
The Transit app is free to download, and residents can learn more here. While Transit is the only app officially endorsed and promoted by the MBTA, other apps like Moovit, Swiftly and Moovel are also available to residents as resources to track and compare public transportation.