Top Travel Apps for Commuters and Road Warriors

  • By

    Jessica Davis

Rail Bandit, $4.99

Rail Bandit, $4.99

http://www.railbandit.com/A must for metro area commuters, RailBandit includes schedule information for major rail lines from Amtrak, BART, MBTA, SEPTA, Chicago Metra, NJ Transit, MTA Metro North, the Long Island Railroad and more. Versions 2.4 and up include info on delays, service advisories and track information where available.iPhone, Android, Blackberry
Whether you are taking the train into your city office, driving to a customer site or visiting a potential client across the country, traveling these days can be a major hassle. From traffic to road construction to airport security, delays and lines are all part of the package. But your smartphone or tablet can lend a hand with a set of useful apps to help you to navigate through unfamiliar airports and cities, avoid police speed traps on the road, find decent restaurants, make reservations, impress that client, and still get back home with your sanity intact. Here's a look at some of our favorite apps for the air and road.
This article was originally published on 2012-01-19
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com