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Metro Unveils A New Smartphone App: Will You Use It?

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Feel like taking public transit? Why yes, there is an app for that, Los Angeles.

Metro unveiled its newest free app "Go Metro Los Angeles" that helps you check for the nearest bus or train stop, figure out its arrival time using Nextrip and plan out a trip. You can also download local maps to use offline, and save your favorite route. And there's even something for those of us still using our cars: the Metro app will send you road closure alerts if you want.

Yes, Metro took a stab at creating an app before but the latest one was completely rebuilt and promises to be better and more comprehensive. You can use it on your Android as well as your iPhone.

It's available on Android right now (which we don't have) but it will be available for your iPad or iPhone in the Apple Store this week. We're hoping to give it a shot soon, but if you have an Android and you get a chance let us know what you think. You can give Metro your feedback, too.