OpenTripPlanner redefines public transit navigation

For traditional automobile commuters, the loss of public transit directions in Apple’s iOS 6 upgrade doesn’t cost much. For urban commuters who depend on the iPhone’s navigation system to make sense of public transit, however, the loss is significant…
Fortunately, a solution may not be far off. OpenPlans, a New York-based nonprofit, is currently in the midst of a KickStarter fundraiser for an app that will fill the void — and then some. OpenTripPlanner won’t just deliver the public transit directions of Google Maps. It also gives users the ability to combine multiple forms of transportation in a single journey, said Kevin Webb, principal of transportation at OpenPlans: