We make free, fast, and simple mobile apps for mass transit riders worldwide. Let's Embark.

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Mass Transit Made Simple

Embark iPhone App

Tailored Trips

Our trip planning results are awesome. We provide step-by-step instructions that are specific to your region – so there’s never any guessing about which route will get you there fastest.

Avoid Surprises

Find out when your train’s running late, and get notified of new advisories and closures. We keep you informed so that you can travel like a pro.

Always Working

Our service works without an internet or cellular connection. This means you can quickly and easily plan your trip – even when you’re underground.

Smart and Sensible

Embark adapts to give you the best estimate of when your train will arrive. We use real-time information when it’s available, and fall back to scheduled times when it’s not.

Our Apps

Embark app icon Embark is available for 10 transit systems currently with more on the way. They’re available free for the iPhone.

Region Transit System App Store
BOSTON MBTA Download
CHICAGO CTA L Download
CHICAGO METRA Download
LONG ISLAND LIRR Download
NEW JERSEY NJ TRANSIT Download
NEW YORK METRO-NORTH Download
NEW YORK NYC SUBWAY Download
SAN FRANCISCO BART Download
SAN FRANCISCO CALTRAIN Download
WASHINGTON DC METRO Download

News

11.13.12BMW invests in Embark

We’re excited to share that BMW (yes the car company!) has invested in Embark. The investment will help Embark to explore ways to partner with BMW and to expand geographically. Both companies are dedicated to making it easy and fun to get around. We’re excited to look in to ways to work together in the future. [...]

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05.21.12Embark NYC is Best Mobility App in NYC Big Apps 3.0!

We’re proud to announce that Embark NYC won the NYC Big Apps 3.0 judges’ award for Best Mobility App! The awards ceremony took place on April 17, 2012 in New York. In this third installment of the Big Apps contest, 96 app entries that used New York City’s open datasets competed for 12 different awards. [...]

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02.15.12Embark NYC wins the MTA App Quest!

We are excited to announce that Embark NYC recently took home the Grand Prize in the MTA App Quest! Embark was selected by panel of judges as the best mobile app for helping subway riders get around the city. You can check out the official press release here, along with Embark NYC’s original contest submission. [...]

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About Us

We make mass transit simple. Embark provides an accurate, reliable, and interactive transit experience that helps you get where you want to go.

The Team
David Hodge

David Hodge

Craftsman, CEO

Ian Leighton

Ian Leighton

Designer

Taylor Malloy

Taylor Malloy

Craftsman

Our Investors
YC

Twice a year, Y Combinator hosts early-stage startups for an intensive, 3-month program in Silicon Valley. Each startup takes a small amount of investment, and works with Y Combinator’s partners to develop a product and prepare a pitch for Silicon Valley’s top investors.

Since 2005, Y Combinator has invested in over 300 startups, including: Airbnb, Dropbox, Reddit and Heroku.

SV Angel

SV Angel is a Silicon Valley based angel fund. As a team they provide mentoring, business development, early and later-stage fund raising, M&A, and strategic advice.

Start Fund

Start Fund is a seed investment fund started by Yuri Milner in 2011.

John Hering

John Hering is co-founder and CEO at Lookout, the premiere security solution for mobile devices. John is an active investor in early-stage startups, and is a strategic advisor for the Embark team.