Improve your commute with these award-winning transit apps

The MTA and AT&T announced the winners of the 2013 App Quest contest, and the results will upgrade your experience every time you take the subway, bus or train.

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Gone are the days of showing up at the subway to find your line isn't running, being in the dark as to when the bus is coming, or even losing that amazing busker you saw on the subway platform. The MTA and AT&T's 2013 App Quest winners are here to help! Today the transit authority and the telecommunications company announced the victors of their mobile-tools competition. Drumroll, please…

Citymapper took home two awards, the grand prize for best overall app and the MTA wish-list app; it offers hyper-accurate subway, bus and bike trip planning by using real-time data, plus alerts on service disruptions and lots more. Also intriguing is SubCulture.FM, a device that connects you with musicians you saw on the subway, and AccessWay, a tool for blind and visually impaired commuters.

For the full list of winners, head over to the MTA App Quest website—and get your downloading fingers ready.

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