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I stole this article from Sightline.org, a great website focusing on environmental news that impacts the Pacific Northwest. In this article, author Clark Williams-Derry highlights two new transit apps that can help you plan your commute, where to live, and how much money you can save (or spend) on your way to work.
1) Walk Score Apartment Search helps you find available apartment and house rentals based on where you work and how long you'd like to commute (and by mode too!). It's a great new twist on Walk Score, which gave a score based on neighborhood walkability. The Apartment Search tool really helps you think about how long you want your commute to be and all the places you can live based on the trip you take 10 times each week!
2) Reroute.it helps you plan any trip based on cost and three other factors. You put in your starting and ending destinations (like Google Maps) and the app then tells you how much the trip will cost, how long it will take, the calories burned, and the carbon dioxide emissions.
Here's the matrix for my one-way trip from work to home. You'll have to fill in the $2.10 for bus as the app has "n/a" for some reason.