The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has just announced the launch of its “Go Metro Los Angeles” app, which is now available in both the Apple App Store (iPhone and iPad) and Android Play. In its first week, thousands of transit users around Los Angeles County have already downloaded the app, and have given it an average 3.9 star rating! The app features full trip planning capabilities, over 200 downloadable maps, fare charts, service alerts, planned service advisories, and more.
The Metro Library figures prominently in the News section of the App. Users will find links to Los Angeles Transportation Headlines – the Library’s daily aggregation of news and information about transit and transportation in Southern California. They will also be put in touch with their Primary Resources Blog – the platform which gives the collection a voice of its own. The blog shares the past, present and future of transportation in Los Angeles and features “This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History.” The app also features the Library’s Twitter feed, so users can stay up to the minute on the conversation surrounding Los Angeles’ ambitious mobility agenda.
LA Metro Library is looking at developing their own Library app, featuring full catalog access (including Archive and federated searching), as well as links to all Library social media! Go Metro!