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A New App From the M.T.A.

Say you’re due at work at the top of the hour, and the train hasn’t arrived yet. You and fellow riders pace along the platform, occasionally looking down the tunnel for lights, then back at your phone to check the time. Only now — when that must-attend morning meeting starts in five minutes — does the train slowly pull up and open its doors. And then, it just stays there.

Cue the anxious internal monologue: If I stay on this train, when will I get to work? Will I need to transfer? Is this the fastest route?

To help answer those questions, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched the MYmta app last week for Android and Apple users, offering bus, subway, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North schedules all in one place. It also gives alternate routes with the least number of transfers or the shortest walking distances. Stations with elevators are also noted, and riders can purchase Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road tickets on the app.

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