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A robust on-line information service for suburban rail/bus commuters in NY/NJ/CT. We enhance (NOT simply re-publish) the official transit info by adding curated crowdsourced info. Our technology filters and presents this data to help you navigate and de-stress your commute. Clever Commute started in 2006 and now is THE premier source of information for suburban commuters (read our reviews to see). _________________________________ Please contact feedback@clevercommute.com, if you are experiencing any issues. • This is a free app • Premium services are offered in-app...as a subscription • The cost of the subscription is $39.99 per year • There is a 30-day free trial of Premium features • Free users may see third-party advertisements. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable • You can manage your subscription, cancel anytime or turn off auto-renewal by accessing your iTunes account. Clever Commute's Terms of Use: http://www.clevercommute.com/terms Clever Commute's Privacy Policy: http://www.clevercommute.com/privacy
Very useful!
by Will stay reading in print on 2019/07/25 14:04
This app - crowd sourced, plus official information - gives you great information on the numerous delays on NJTransit. I turn on the notifications on days I will be on the train, and I know as I suffer through the purgatory of NYP that I am not alone. And you can vent among like minded commuters. “Conductor Josh” has everything in order.
Crowdsharing at its best
by Mksobrien on 2019/06/06 11:22
CleverCommute is an outstanding way to get info from people with “Boots on the ground” Faster than NJTRANSIT (who rarely communicates well or timely) Can’t be beat 👏🏻👏🏻👍
App only shows me Babylon Branch
by OskCarMom on 2019/04/10 00:33
No matter what I do, it only shows me the Babylon branch. I use Port Jefferson only. Weird bug. I would pay the premium service in a heartbeat if it actually worked
Great info from the commuters themselves!
by PrettyDarkEyes on 2019/03/21 18:51
I’ve been a fan since the beginning and cannot say enough about how this app has helped me! You’ll get news here first about what’s happening on your train or bus line before the transit company does. Back in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, commuters were reporting cancelled trains, packed trains, which really determined whether I’d attempt the commute into Manhattan. If you’re a daily rider like me, this app is a must.
We are not alone.
by MsKathyontheTrain on 2019/03/21 15:16
Good, current data about track arrivals, etc. And the up-to-the-minute updates from your fellow suffering commuters can be a God-send in the adventures that are a daily NJT commute. Well worth every penny.
Great App!
by Chatwills on 2019/03/21 02:21
Clever commute saved the day! Again!!
Incredibly helpful for NJT train commuting
by pt14087 on 2019/03/08 14:43
I have been using Clever Commute for 8 years (going back before it was even an app). I commute to NY on NJT trains. I can’t count the number of times it has helped me avoid a mess, whether it is a cancelled train, a broken down train blocking the way, or something else. Getting info from other commuters “on the scene” has much better content and often quicker than the official messages NJT sends out. And the additional features of the Premium Service are well worth it.
A terrific application
by Stormin Mike on 2019/03/07 13:25
This app is excellent for two complementary uses. If you need to get home during a transit disruption it is incredibly useful to find the contours of the disruption. Or if you’re waiting for the disruption to end... it’s quite helpful for that too. The alerts are also tailored to your stop so you will see “3:12 train from your stop” rather than the “2:10 from a distant stop where the line begins”. When dealing with commuting mayhem that alone is worth its weight in gold.
Very useful
by Smelly foot on 2019/03/07 12:57
When the commute becomes a challenge this app is vital for navigating unexpected changes/delays in the schedule. It also provides timely information for everyday use.
Don’t use Penn station without this!
by caryllesley on 2019/02/12 20:09
I rely on this everyday to find my track and to see what’s really happening with the trains.
Best commuter app
by Love games lover on 2019/01/24 03:23
I rely on clever commute to inform my ride in and out of the city everyday. It’s a great service and helps to reduce the stress of the daily grind. Thanks CC for creating this service.
Cleaver Commute is it!
by sjeisush on 2019/01/19 21:22
You can count on Cleaver Commute to keep you updated faster than NJ Transit. So many check it first to know what’s really going on. With the everyday challenge of the grind Clever Commute is what everyone is talking about. Get the real deal!
A lifesaver
by PamF31 on 2018/11/15 02:34
With an increasingly unpredictable and unreliable commute from NJ to NYC, Clever Commute is a lifesaver. Crowd sourced info is more timely and trustworthy than waiting for the “official” word from NJT. At least a few times a month, an alert from Clever Commute allows me to pivot in my plans and avoid a nightmare. The app interface is a bit clunky but I’ll stick with it until I retire!
Crowd Sourced Commute Info Is Awesome!!!
by JdYanks2012 on 2018/11/02 13:58
As our commutes get inevitably worse due to crumbling infrastructure, this app will become compulsory for you if it isn’t already. Knowing what is actually happening on a train or the ones in front of you is key vs whatever filtered version of the truth your commuting service feels like providing, if they provide any! I’ve been a fan since before there was an app, when they only used text and emails. The only thing that can be made better is to have real-time geolocation. I believe it’s only updated at each stop. I imagine this is due to NJ Transit not providing that info in real-time.
Absolutely critical to use
by Nmbr1Metallica on 2018/11/02 13:49
This app is probably the single most important app of my daily commute on NJ TRANSIT from NJ to New York Penn Station. I am a premium user and will continue to be as long as I work in New York. It is amazing how much information and collaboration amongst fellow passengers makes this a powerful logistics tool for commuters. I cannot recommend this enough for anyone commuting using public transportation of any kind.
Clever commute provides excellent real time information. It is in essential tools!
by Ckevwr fan on 2018/11/02 13:48
Essential for your commute!
Better than official alerts
by CCCCCC9 on 2018/08/03 02:24
The formatting of the alerts is easier to follow than official alerts from NJ Transit, with added user-submitted statuses. Very useful
Great tool!
by BUCKLEYyo on 2018/08/03 02:24
Love this app. I use it every single day on my commute. Love the real time alerts from other commuters and the railroad itself and also love the track predictor feature! Would highly recommend premium. Worth every penny! The emails and communication from the CEO Josh are great as well.
NJT drops the ball, but not this APP
by thx1169 on 2018/05/16 11:37
Essential tool for navigating the mess that is New Jersey Transit. Case in point on May 15, 2018. Thunderstorms suspended the MOBO line west of Broad st. Silence from. NJT. but fellow commuters alerted us seconds before the 6:10 from Penn closed it’s doors. Walked to Port Authority and was on the 6:40 bus. Home by 7:40 pm. Sure a bad commute. But not the hell that was waiting fellow riders at Broad st. Uber Lyft shortages and NJT bus home?? Not enough bourbon to soothe that insult. This app paid for itself many times over last night. Keep up the great work Josh. 5 stars.
Don’t commute without it!
by TheBeezKneez75 on 2018/05/16 04:58
Only rookie commuters do! First thing I look for when I get up in the morning, is a notification from Clever Commute. Countless times Clever Commute has been the first to alert me on any delays or cancellations of trains. It really is an invaluable resource for the commuter—veterans and rookies alike!
Timely information
by Joe Montclair on 2018/05/16 02:25
Clever Commute provides very detailed and thorough information and maximizes the users viewpoints and observations.
Crucial App for Commuters
by mccanale on 2018/05/16 02:18
I use it daily, the crowd sourced reporting has helped me avoid sitting in traffic and being stuck on a train. Getting real time notifications of commuting conditions is invaluable. Highly recommend, it is one of my essential apps.
Indispensable!
by Cj nj on 2018/04/03 14:48
CleverCommute provides me with the info I need (and only what I feel I need via robust preference options) when I need it. I rely on it daily whether the commute is trouble-free or in complete melt down. I have info re track assignments even after they drop off departure boards which is extremely helpful given the trains rarely close their doors at the exact departure time. I can also configure alternative routes based on the rich data available in one app (multiple transit carriers & modes) plus crowd-sourced info. I’ve been premium for years and it’s worth every penny.
This app has changed my commute!
by Spacegirljane on 2018/03/28 14:06
I start receiving push notices about cancelled/delayed trains while getting ready for work. It really helps me plan!
Great app
by DrDavidBS on 2018/03/28 13:02
I have been using Clever Commute since it’s earliest days and find this app to continue to improve. Whereas I may not change my commute arrival time, it is still useful to prepare for short or long commute times based on conditions Now if only we had a way to track our actual busses via real time GPS updates....!
Essential commuting tool
by cleverfan on 2018/03/19 14:10
I’ve started using Clever Commute when it was still fairly new and it has saved me hours in commute time and given me information to make better decisions about my commute and to understand what’s happening during the many disruptions we experience. It’s an essential tool.
Fantastic service
by Michsilb on 2018/03/19 11:42
The Clever Commute app and service is excellent - must have if you commute into or out of NYC on train or bus.
Saves me time, without fail
by jersey_girl on 2018/03/19 10:20
At least once a month, a well-timed track posting notification from Clever Commute means I squeak onto a train I otherwise would have missed, saving me from waiting an hour for the next one. It alerts me when the morning or evening rush has gone in the toilet, so I can adjust my plans accordingly. And the evening track predictions help me jockey for position near the correct gate so I can get my preferred seat. The premium service is well worth the small monthly fee. I love this app.
Only way to survive the commute!
by BradGolding on 2018/02/20 13:33
Ap combines transit updates with crowdsource info real-time! I have the choice of train or bus. More and more one of them is a disaster (usually the train), the ability to know there is an issue on one and switch had saved me hours and hours. The first time was 2 days in and I needed to get to a family function!
Makes the commute a bit more bearable!
by ajps1020 on 2018/01/12 20:18
Update: 1/12/18. Being a premium Clever Commute customer means I get real time info firsthand from fellow commuters, generally even before I get notices from the MTA/LIRR, and that allows me to adjust my commuting plans if necessary. I really like the track prediction chart, so I can position myself on the most likely platform so I can get a seat. From 2016: Know straight from fellow commuters when trains are delayed, before you even get to the station...and many times even before the LIRR announces them. This terrific app makes the commute more bearable...and allows me to make spontaneous decisions for alternative routes when the LIRR is severely delayed. I also enjoy contributing to help others with their commute.
Clever Commute
by RossYu on 2017/10/26 14:23
Can be very useful if you check before you head to your train or bus. Gives you the ability to avoid a disaster by making other plans, or just waiting until the problems dissipate
Pathetic app waste of time
by GoPitt on 2017/10/20 23:09
Do not waste your time. Not only is this app completely useless and void of any useful information or functionality, but you will waste 10 min of your life trying to set up an account before you able to see how pathetically bad this app is.
Great app to get info before nj transit sends it
by Janetleibo on 2017/10/03 13:48
Great app for sharing and receiving alerts about the commute. Easy to use app and helpful notifications. It would be great if they would allow to save login and passwords.
Worthwhile for NJ Transit commuters
by NealJF on 2017/10/01 12:14
I am a premium subscriber to this app and by far the most useful feature for me is push notifications of track numbers so I can head straight to my train at Penn without having to stop and check a board. The premium price is a little steep but with a limited potential user base that’s understandable. The developer is responsive and committed to continuing to improve the app.
Love this App
by Smallfries1999 on 2017/06/26 11:32
This is the only app I really really rely on-with its up to the minute predictions on train track locations, I can better position myself among the throngs of people at Penn Station-their blog is also great and full of helpful advice especially important these days in NJT
A Savior!! Get It!!!
by SmartSometimes on 2017/05/14 13:45
Thanks to this app, I have made trains I would have missed. The app tells you the track, even when the train is off the board. But the train hasn't left. Who wants to spend extra time in Penn Station?! Now with our public utility challenging us once again, Clever Commute keeps you updated, including when the conductor fails the communication/customer service test (often). Many nights, rushing to Penn Station, I couldn't live without the texts alerting me to the right track or to trouble. If trouble, I can pivot to Hoboken. Be part of the very affordable monthly subscription package. If you make one more train that you wouldn't have otherwise, you've just earned a year of subscriptions.
Love the app, premium is too costly
by Hamboner6789 on 2017/04/25 18:35
Josh, love the app. It could use some UI improvements, but it is highly functional and the best NJT app out there. However, $40 per year for the premium features is too costly for what you get (I have to transfer at Newark and only being able to track one line will mostly eliminate the usefulness of this app for me). I suspect after the initial wave of 30 day free trials, active users will plummet. I hope the overall usefulness of the app does not. Twitter gives roughly the same data, albeit a little more delayed. I think a smaller one-time payment would be much more palatable than a recurring subscription fee.
Invaluable app! Vital for the NJT commute
by alienresident on 2017/04/08 12:53
I have been using this app for a long time! It's saved my bacon a number of times by alerting me to problems with the trains. It was really invaluable during the recent derailment crisis at NY Penn. Filling in for the lack of information from NJT.
Commuting Lifesaver!
by Megcs235 on 2017/04/07 16:42
Receiving reliable information from fellow commuters on my same lines has been a lifesaver. It helps me navigate when their are service failures and has kept me from missing trains, thanks to dv and helpful users who post the track numbers!
A big help
by Eageb on 2017/04/07 14:05
Don't leave home without it. More than a few times it has helped me change plans and avoid delays. At the very least I can know to call ahead when late with some idea of what's going on and when I might arrive.
Vital Commuting Resource
by i<3mcvet on 2017/04/07 14:05
Real time updates on commuting conditions you can participate in. Incredibly helpful in figuring out your best option. A must have for commuters!
Extremely useful app
by NolanShanahan on 2017/04/07 14:04
This is a great app that is an invaluable tool for commuters, especially given the most recent issues with Penn Station. If only NJ Transit trains worked as well as this app!
Mediocre app, increased price = not worth it
by hoyas490 on 2017/03/14 03:13
Was a decent service, but then they jacked up the price more than 50% and it&#39;s now definitely not worth it. Plus, the app is buggy and slow most of the time anyway. Definitely a waste.
Essential tool for commuters
by Go isles on 2017/01/07 14:41
&#34;Official&#34; updates regarding service status are often late and lacking info. Clever commute is my go to source for transit delays. Download it!!
Great for my commute
by RavenclawEquestrian on 2016/12/20 12:20
The Clever Commute app is invaluable to me. I commute to/from New York from NJ every day, and the app keeps me informed. If I hear my bus route is having problems I can change my plans and save myself hassle. Could not imagine working life without it.
A taste of reliability in an unreliable commuting world
by Smalck02 on 2016/12/15 19:28
This app was brilliant to collect and deliver user alerts, which are far more accurate, fast and informative than the very few njtransit alerts available. I am the one who &#34;always knows&#34; what&#39;s going on for each commuting situation (and situations happen almost daily). This app helps get me information quickly to help me and others around me make the best decisions and increase our chances of getting where we need go the best way. The extra features like seeing the train via gps on a map and the track predict are pretty cool when needed too. I only wish njtransit would provide track information sooner to the app. Thank you CleverCommute for keeping my commute more sane one day at a time :)
Great app
by Jeff Herz on 2016/12/15 14:54
The clever commute app is very helpful in manage my daily commute letting me know ahead of time when my train line is delayed. It also helps me navigate GCT faster by proving track assignments prior to my arrival so I don&#39;t have to stand around the kiosks
Essential App
by Heartsman on 2016/12/13 15:57
As a LIRR daily commuter this app is a great help. I just hope that the people behind the app share the gripes that us commuters make with the LIRR commuter council. It probably would go nowhere but at least they&#39;re hearing it. Great app and I recommend to anyone slogging it on the LIRR.
Great app
by Kem_boston on 2016/12/13 14:46
Has saved my commute more times than I can remember. Essential for NYC-area commuters.
Thanks
by ryancam43 on 2016/12/12 19:50
Great app for managing train and bus commute from New Jersey to NYC.
Helpful Tool for NY/NJ Commuters
by Pool Family on 2016/12/12 16:40
Provides timely notification for train and bus issue while commuting in the Tri-State region.
Very useful commuting resource
by NJviaNY on 2016/12/12 12:26
I appreciate receiving and sending alerts that help my fellow bus commuters. I co-sign that you get updates from here faster than from Suburban/Coach USA.
Get this app
by NUT Commuter on 2016/12/09 23:54
Must have app for any NJ Transit commuter
BEST app ever for rail commuters
by Rail Warrior on 2016/12/09 23:02
If you ride Metro-North this is the best app you can get. Quality crowd-sourcing from fellow commuters about delays as they happen! It&#39;s not by chance that local media relies on Clever Commute for breaking news about rail delays. Don&#39;t leave home without it! JIM CAMERON Commuter Action Group
Good app
by Evmb162 on 2016/12/09 22:19
Thank heaven for this app when the accident in Hoboken happened it help me so much, I made it home every night because of the information people shared on here. I shared as well, you may not get very alerts if everything is running well but you&#39;ll be glad when there are problems!! I highly recommend it
Good stuff
by Ddcha2 on 2016/12/09 20:40
Great app that really helps the commute.
NJ Bus
by Carcic75 on 2016/12/09 20:13
The best. Take stress out of commuting.
Great App
by Alan1952$ on 2016/12/09 16:24
Gets you an alert sent by fellow commuters within seconds, way before LIRR sends out alert. You also get the viewpoint of commuter on train not canned message of police activity and impact
Essential for NJ Transit Riders
by bgf116 on 2016/12/09 16:17
If you commute regularly via NJ Transit, this is an essential application. It provides you with a useful and unique mix of &#34;official&#34; information from NJT regarding service outages and delays, as well as valuable passenger-sourced updates that are generally more timely, practical, and useful than what comes directly from the agency. It is feature-rich and is well-designed. Commuting via NJ Transit is unpredictable and often frustrating. This app is a big help - it allows you to travel with a little more confidence.
The cleverest app that will save your day
by New.jersey.boy on 2016/12/09 16:07
Clevercommute is like family. When the train line acts up... which happens pretty often, this app bring togetherness to the community of commuters. We help each other out, not just by commiserating about another cancelled train, but by passing along real time info so we can plan accordingly. It&#39;s an essential part of my day
Finally, in-app track predictions!
by izmatt on 2016/07/04 18:14
I&#39;ve been waiting for this update for a while. As a pro commuter fighting through NY Penn Station daily, the track predictions are a real stress reliever, and well worth the money for premium service.
Wish you could see more than one routes updates at a time!
by rusty1202 on 2016/02/12 00:46
Great app...although you can only get updates for one route at a time. Even though you list 3 route choices in your profile, only your first one shows up in the feed. Some times I take a different train line and transfer at Newark but there&#39;s no way to show both train lines updates in your feed without having to change your route preferences in your profile and re-saving to see the different updates. Please fix. Or why bother putting in 3 route choices in your profile. Otherwise great app! Would be nice if customers when sending an alert that a train leaving penn is late would mention which track it&#39;s on. Because the track disappears from the monitors in penn at the scheduled time and not always the delayed time. But that&#39;s not the apps problem.
Annoying Flaw
by Timespaperboy on 2016/01/28 12:11
Good app for keeping up with transit issues. Very annoying that I have to enter my email address and password every time I use it.
Must-have Commuter App
by user6622 on 2016/01/17 13:54
Clever Commute can save you a trainload of frustration with a quick check before leaving home or the office. While it may not make the trains go faster, knowing what&#39;s up before you get there and having insights during the ride is a big stress-reducer!
It's the ultimate commute hack!
by Db from NJ on 2016/01/15 03:25
I use this app every work day - multiple times per day - to plan and optimize my commute. The information is *so* valuable - it comes straight from commuters, and in real time.
Worth it
by Casstech201478754 on 2016/01/14 03:59
Super easy to use and helpful for crazy nj transit situations
Indispensable
by cuznjames on 2016/01/06 23:04
Cleaver Commute is an essential part of my daily routine. This crowd sourcing app allows me to communicate with my fellow commuters on what lies ahead for the trip in or the trip home. I don&#39;t start a commute without checking in.
AWESOME APP!
by Bababooey72 on 2016/01/06 19:16
If you use NJ Transit, this is a MUST app. This app will give you user generated alerts on your train or bus line alerting you to potential problems or delays. While NJ Transit only sends out what they want you to hear and usually after the fact, This app will alert you to problems as they are happening in real time. This will allow you to better plan your commute and decrease your time on the rails or the bus. This app is the &#34;WAZE of the rails&#34;. Best part of the app, it&#39;s FREE. I highly recommend it!! Give it a try!
"Clever" informs my commute
by Watchung commuter on 2016/01/06 13:46
Best app for keeping informed. Power of crowdsourcing delivers news of what&#39;s ahead before NJT has told train crews. Helps riders make informed choices - decide if they need alternatives.
Best commuting app!!
by BarryG9999 on 2016/01/05 02:56
I&#39;ve been using Clever Commute app for over a year and this is by far the best app for commuters. Its user generated content has saved me on many nights.
Saves my bacon
by Redpanda312 on 2016/01/05 02:31
I find Clever Commute very helpful; I check it every morning before work and every evening before leaving the office. I also appreciate the ability to help by posting status updates. It&#39;s easy to use, too.
Excellent app for the daily commuter
by TaichiFrank on 2015/09/24 11:15
I am a long time commuter ion the LIRR, and first used this app when it was just email based. Now it is a real app and provides more info fellow commuters can share. Much better than mta.info which is not real-time info and sometimes vague. This app is great, thanks Conductor Josh!
Better alert lists needed
by xmlnovelist on 2015/09/10 00:17
I love this micro community app but I would like just a little more flexibility. 1. Can I see a stream of alerts that includes the last [more than 3]? 2. Can I have my secondary and tertiary route alerts as well? Should I take the bus or the train tonight? Which is more messed up? I can&#39;t tell right now from the way the app works.
Must have for NYC commuters
by GoTheSwans on 2015/05/29 17:27
Excellent app for NYC commuters! Real-time updates from other commuters. Easy interface.
Always a help!
by Addictnurse on 2015/05/29 15:19
Use this aap constantly since it is always ahead of the NJ Transit notifications! Love it.
Quality and timely rider-shared information.
by KMS720 on 2015/05/28 23:57
A must-have app for NJTransit riders.
Love this app!
by 4evafriend on 2015/05/28 22:53
Great for my daily commute into/out of penn station on NJTransit. It has definitely saved me time (and frustration) by providing alternative options when penn station is a mess! Much quicker than waiting for alerts from NJTransit.
What better source of info?
by Many million miles on 2015/05/28 19:33
We just need more people to sign up for it and more of those who have signed up and are using it to report problems on a timely basis. I forget to report problems myself sometimes!
a must-have for NYC commuters
by Culaxman on 2015/05/28 15:42
I&#39;ve been a long-time fan of the email version of CC and was somewhat skeptical when Josh rolled out this app. Kudos to him, this has exceeded my expectations in quality and stability. Of course, the innovative idea of &#34;crowdsourcing&#34; what commuters are actually experiencing is what makes Clever Commute invaluable.
Smart app for commuters
by 182764125216 on 2015/05/28 14:21
Smart app, committed to providing very useful service, based on crowd sourcing information (that has gained exceptional critical mass) and more helpful add-ons.
Useful app
by Scenic242 on 2015/05/28 13:58
User-generated notifications about NJT trains or buses. Helps figure out your commute when stuff goes wrong with NJT. It still sends duplicate notifications to email, hopefully that will be disabled soon.
Awesome crowd sourced commuting app
by Trishnj on 2015/05/28 13:56
Works well and it&#39;s free! I use it for my NJ transit commute and other riders let you know when there&#39;s trouble before the official announcement comes out. Very handy!
Crowd Sourced Commute Info Is Awesome!!!
by JdYanks2012 on 2018/11/02 13:58
As our commutes get inevitably worse due to crumbling infrastructure, this app will become compulsory for you if it isn’t already. Knowing what is actually happening on a train or the ones in front of you is key vs whatever filtered version of the truth your commuting service feels like providing, if they provide any! I’ve been a fan since before there was an app, when they only used text and emails. The only thing that can be made better is to have real-time geolocation. I believe it’s only updated at each stop. I imagine this is due to NJ Transit not providing that info in real-time.
Indispensable!
by Cj nj on 2018/04/03 14:48
CleverCommute provides me with the info I need (and only what I feel I need via robust preference options) when I need it. I rely on it daily whether the commute is trouble-free or in complete melt down. I have info re track assignments even after they drop off departure boards which is extremely helpful given the trains rarely close their doors at the exact departure time. I can also configure alternative routes based on the rich data available in one app (multiple transit carriers &amp; modes) plus crowd-sourced info. I’ve been premium for years and it’s worth every penny.
Incredibly helpful for NJT train commuting
by pt14087 on 2019/03/08 14:43
I have been using Clever Commute for 8 years (going back before it was even an app). I commute to NY on NJT trains. I can’t count the number of times it has helped me avoid a mess, whether it is a cancelled train, a broken down train blocking the way, or something else. Getting info from other commuters “on the scene” has much better content and often quicker than the official messages NJT sends out. And the additional features of the Premium Service are well worth it.
Saves me time, without fail
by jersey_girl on 2018/03/19 10:20
At least once a month, a well-timed track posting notification from Clever Commute means I squeak onto a train I otherwise would have missed, saving me from waiting an hour for the next one. It alerts me when the morning or evening rush has gone in the toilet, so I can adjust my plans accordingly. And the evening track predictions help me jockey for position near the correct gate so I can get my preferred seat. The premium service is well worth the small monthly fee. I love this app.
A terrific application
by Stormin Mike on 2019/03/07 13:25
This app is excellent for two complementary uses. If you need to get home during a transit disruption it is incredibly useful to find the contours of the disruption. Or if you’re waiting for the disruption to end... it’s quite helpful for that too. The alerts are also tailored to your stop so you will see “3:12 train from your stop” rather than the “2:10 from a distant stop where the line begins”. When dealing with commuting mayhem that alone is worth its weight in gold.
NJT drops the ball, but not this APP
by thx1169 on 2018/05/16 11:37
Essential tool for navigating the mess that is New Jersey Transit. Case in point on May 15, 2018. Thunderstorms suspended the MOBO line west of Broad st. Silence from. NJT. but fellow commuters alerted us seconds before the 6:10 from Penn closed it’s doors. Walked to Port Authority and was on the 6:40 bus. Home by 7:40 pm. Sure a bad commute. But not the hell that was waiting fellow riders at Broad st. Uber Lyft shortages and NJT bus home?? Not enough bourbon to soothe that insult. This app paid for itself many times over last night. Keep up the great work Josh. 5 stars.
Great info from the commuters themselves!
by PrettyDarkEyes on 2019/03/21 18:51
I’ve been a fan since the beginning and cannot say enough about how this app has helped me! You’ll get news here first about what’s happening on your train or bus line before the transit company does. Back in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, commuters were reporting cancelled trains, packed trains, which really determined whether I’d attempt the commute into Manhattan. If you’re a daily rider like me, this app is a must.
Absolutely critical to use
by Nmbr1Metallica on 2018/11/02 13:49
This app is probably the single most important app of my daily commute on NJ TRANSIT from NJ to New York Penn Station. I am a premium user and will continue to be as long as I work in New York. It is amazing how much information and collaboration amongst fellow passengers makes this a powerful logistics tool for commuters. I cannot recommend this enough for anyone commuting using public transportation of any kind.
Only way to survive the commute!
by BradGolding on 2018/02/20 13:33
Ap combines transit updates with crowdsource info real-time! I have the choice of train or bus. More and more one of them is a disaster (usually the train), the ability to know there is an issue on one and switch had saved me hours and hours. The first time was 2 days in and I needed to get to a family function!
A lifesaver
by PamF31 on 2018/11/15 02:34
With an increasingly unpredictable and unreliable commute from NJ to NYC, Clever Commute is a lifesaver. Crowd sourced info is more timely and trustworthy than waiting for the “official” word from NJT. At least a few times a month, an alert from Clever Commute allows me to pivot in my plans and avoid a nightmare. The app interface is a bit clunky but I’ll stick with it until I retire!
Great app
by DrDavidBS on 2018/03/28 13:02
I have been using Clever Commute since it’s earliest days and find this app to continue to improve. Whereas I may not change my commute arrival time, it is still useful to prepare for short or long commute times based on conditions Now if only we had a way to track our actual busses via real time GPS updates....!
Essential commuting tool
by cleverfan on 2018/03/19 14:10
I’ve started using Clever Commute when it was still fairly new and it has saved me hours in commute time and given me information to make better decisions about my commute and to understand what’s happening during the many disruptions we experience. It’s an essential tool.
Very useful!
by Will stay reading in print on 2019/07/25 14:04
This app - crowd sourced, plus official information - gives you great information on the numerous delays on NJTransit. I turn on the notifications on days I will be on the train, and I know as I suffer through the purgatory of NYP that I am not alone. And you can vent among like minded commuters. “Conductor Josh” has everything in order.
Worthwhile for NJ Transit commuters
by NealJF on 2017/10/01 12:14
I am a premium subscriber to this app and by far the most useful feature for me is push notifications of track numbers so I can head straight to my train at Penn without having to stop and check a board. The premium price is a little steep but with a limited potential user base that’s understandable. The developer is responsive and committed to continuing to improve the app.
Great tool!
by BUCKLEYyo on 2018/08/03 02:24
Love this app. I use it every single day on my commute. Love the real time alerts from other commuters and the railroad itself and also love the track predictor feature! Would highly recommend premium. Worth every penny! The emails and communication from the CEO Josh are great as well.
Don’t commute without it!
by TheBeezKneez75 on 2018/05/16 04:58
Only rookie commuters do! First thing I look for when I get up in the morning, is a notification from Clever Commute. Countless times Clever Commute has been the first to alert me on any delays or cancellations of trains. It really is an invaluable resource for the commuter—veterans and rookies alike!
Clever Commute
by RossYu on 2017/10/26 14:23
Can be very useful if you check before you head to your train or bus. Gives you the ability to avoid a disaster by making other plans, or just waiting until the problems dissipate
Crucial App for Commuters
by mccanale on 2018/05/16 02:18
I use it daily, the crowd sourced reporting has helped me avoid sitting in traffic and being stuck on a train. Getting real time notifications of commuting conditions is invaluable. Highly recommend, it is one of my essential apps.
Cleaver Commute is it!
by sjeisush on 2019/01/19 21:22
You can count on Cleaver Commute to keep you updated faster than NJ Transit. So many check it first to know what’s really going on. With the everyday challenge of the grind Clever Commute is what everyone is talking about. Get the real deal!
We are not alone.
by MsKathyontheTrain on 2019/03/21 15:16
Good, current data about track arrivals, etc. And the up-to-the-minute updates from your fellow suffering commuters can be a God-send in the adventures that are a daily NJT commute. Well worth every penny.
Very useful
by Smelly foot on 2019/03/07 12:57
When the commute becomes a challenge this app is vital for navigating unexpected changes/delays in the schedule. It also provides timely information for everyday use.
Great app to get info before nj transit sends it
by Janetleibo on 2017/10/03 13:48
Great app for sharing and receiving alerts about the commute. Easy to use app and helpful notifications. It would be great if they would allow to save login and passwords.
This app has changed my commute!
by Spacegirljane on 2018/03/28 14:06
I start receiving push notices about cancelled/delayed trains while getting ready for work. It really helps me plan!
Don’t use Penn station without this!
by caryllesley on 2019/02/12 20:09
I rely on this everyday to find my track and to see what’s really happening with the trains.
Better than official alerts
by CCCCCC9 on 2018/08/03 02:24
The formatting of the alerts is easier to follow than official alerts from NJ Transit, with added user-submitted statuses. Very useful
Best commuter app
by Love games lover on 2019/01/24 03:23
I rely on clever commute to inform my ride in and out of the city everyday. It’s a great service and helps to reduce the stress of the daily grind. Thanks CC for creating this service.
Crowdsharing at its best
by Mksobrien on 2019/06/06 11:22
CleverCommute is an outstanding way to get info from people with “Boots on the ground” Faster than NJTRANSIT (who rarely communicates well or timely) Can’t be beat 👏🏻👏🏻👍
Clever commute provides excellent real time information. It is in essential tools!
by Ckevwr fan on 2018/11/02 13:48
Essential for your commute!
Fantastic service
by Michsilb on 2018/03/19 11:42
The Clever Commute app and service is excellent - must have if you commute into or out of NYC on train or bus.
Great App!
by Chatwills on 2019/03/21 02:21
Clever commute saved the day! Again!!
Pathetic app waste of time
by GoPitt on 2017/10/20 23:09
Do not waste your time. Not only is this app completely useless and void of any useful information or functionality, but you will waste 10 min of your life trying to set up an account before you able to see how pathetically bad this app is.
Timely information
by Joe Montclair on 2018/05/16 02:25
Clever Commute provides very detailed and thorough information and maximizes the users viewpoints and observations.
A taste of reliability in an unreliable commuting world
by Smalck02 on 2016/12/15 19:28
This app was brilliant to collect and deliver user alerts, which are far more accurate, fast and informative than the very few njtransit alerts available. I am the one who &#34;always knows&#34; what&#39;s going on for each commuting situation (and situations happen almost daily). This app helps get me information quickly to help me and others around me make the best decisions and increase our chances of getting where we need go the best way. The extra features like seeing the train via gps on a map and the track predict are pretty cool when needed too. I only wish njtransit would provide track information sooner to the app. Thank you CleverCommute for keeping my commute more sane one day at a time :)
App only shows me Babylon Branch
by OskCarMom on 2019/04/10 00:33
No matter what I do, it only shows me the Babylon branch. I use Port Jefferson only. Weird bug. I would pay the premium service in a heartbeat if it actually worked
Wish you could see more than one routes updates at a time!
by rusty1202 on 2016/02/12 00:46
Great app...although you can only get updates for one route at a time. Even though you list 3 route choices in your profile, only your first one shows up in the feed. Some times I take a different train line and transfer at Newark but there&#39;s no way to show both train lines updates in your feed without having to change your route preferences in your profile and re-saving to see the different updates. Please fix. Or why bother putting in 3 route choices in your profile. Otherwise great app! Would be nice if customers when sending an alert that a train leaving penn is late would mention which track it&#39;s on. Because the track disappears from the monitors in penn at the scheduled time and not always the delayed time. But that&#39;s not the apps problem.
A Savior!! Get It!!!
by SmartSometimes on 2017/05/14 13:45
Thanks to this app, I have made trains I would have missed. The app tells you the track, even when the train is off the board. But the train hasn&#39;t left. Who wants to spend extra time in Penn Station?! Now with our public utility challenging us once again, Clever Commute keeps you updated, including when the conductor fails the communication/customer service test (often). Many nights, rushing to Penn Station, I couldn&#39;t live without the texts alerting me to the right track or to trouble. If trouble, I can pivot to Hoboken. Be part of the very affordable monthly subscription package. If you make one more train that you wouldn&#39;t have otherwise, you&#39;ve just earned a year of subscriptions.
Essential for NJ Transit Riders
by bgf116 on 2016/12/09 16:17
If you commute regularly via NJ Transit, this is an essential application. It provides you with a useful and unique mix of &#34;official&#34; information from NJT regarding service outages and delays, as well as valuable passenger-sourced updates that are generally more timely, practical, and useful than what comes directly from the agency. It is feature-rich and is well-designed. Commuting via NJ Transit is unpredictable and often frustrating. This app is a big help - it allows you to travel with a little more confidence.
Love the app, premium is too costly
by Hamboner6789 on 2017/04/25 18:35
Josh, love the app. It could use some UI improvements, but it is highly functional and the best NJT app out there. However, $40 per year for the premium features is too costly for what you get (I have to transfer at Newark and only being able to track one line will mostly eliminate the usefulness of this app for me). I suspect after the initial wave of 30 day free trials, active users will plummet. I hope the overall usefulness of the app does not. Twitter gives roughly the same data, albeit a little more delayed. I think a smaller one-time payment would be much more palatable than a recurring subscription fee.
AWESOME APP!
by Bababooey72 on 2016/01/06 19:16
If you use NJ Transit, this is a MUST app. This app will give you user generated alerts on your train or bus line alerting you to potential problems or delays. While NJ Transit only sends out what they want you to hear and usually after the fact, This app will alert you to problems as they are happening in real time. This will allow you to better plan your commute and decrease your time on the rails or the bus. This app is the &#34;WAZE of the rails&#34;. Best part of the app, it&#39;s FREE. I highly recommend it!! Give it a try!
The cleverest app that will save your day
by New.jersey.boy on 2016/12/09 16:07
Clevercommute is like family. When the train line acts up... which happens pretty often, this app bring togetherness to the community of commuters. We help each other out, not just by commiserating about another cancelled train, but by passing along real time info so we can plan accordingly. It&#39;s an essential part of my day
Good app
by Evmb162 on 2016/12/09 22:19
Thank heaven for this app when the accident in Hoboken happened it help me so much, I made it home every night because of the information people shared on here. I shared as well, you may not get very alerts if everything is running well but you&#39;ll be glad when there are problems!! I highly recommend it
a must-have for NYC commuters
by Culaxman on 2015/05/28 15:42
I&#39;ve been a long-time fan of the email version of CC and was somewhat skeptical when Josh rolled out this app. Kudos to him, this has exceeded my expectations in quality and stability. Of course, the innovative idea of &#34;crowdsourcing&#34; what commuters are actually experiencing is what makes Clever Commute invaluable.
Must-have Commuter App
by user6622 on 2016/01/17 13:54
Clever Commute can save you a trainload of frustration with a quick check before leaving home or the office. While it may not make the trains go faster, knowing what&#39;s up before you get there and having insights during the ride is a big stress-reducer!
Commuting Lifesaver!
by Megcs235 on 2017/04/07 16:42
Receiving reliable information from fellow commuters on my same lines has been a lifesaver. It helps me navigate when their are service failures and has kept me from missing trains, thanks to dv and helpful users who post the track numbers!
A big help
by Eageb on 2017/04/07 14:05
Don&#39;t leave home without it. More than a few times it has helped me change plans and avoid delays. At the very least I can know to call ahead when late with some idea of what&#39;s going on and when I might arrive.
Great for my commute
by RavenclawEquestrian on 2016/12/20 12:20
The Clever Commute app is invaluable to me. I commute to/from New York from NJ every day, and the app keeps me informed. If I hear my bus route is having problems I can change my plans and save myself hassle. Could not imagine working life without it.
What better source of info?
by Many million miles on 2015/05/28 19:33
We just need more people to sign up for it and more of those who have signed up and are using it to report problems on a timely basis. I forget to report problems myself sometimes!
Love this App
by Smallfries1999 on 2017/06/26 11:32
This is the only app I really really rely on-with its up to the minute predictions on train track locations, I can better position myself among the throngs of people at Penn Station-their blog is also great and full of helpful advice especially important these days in NJT
Great app
by Jeff Herz on 2016/12/15 14:54
The clever commute app is very helpful in manage my daily commute letting me know ahead of time when my train line is delayed. It also helps me navigate GCT faster by proving track assignments prior to my arrival so I don&#39;t have to stand around the kiosks
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A robust on-line information service for suburban rail/bus commuters in NY/NJ/CT. We enhance (NOT simply re-publish) the official transit info by adding curated crowdsourced info. Our technology filters and presents this data to help you navigate and de-stress your commute. Clever Commute started in 2006 and now is THE premier source of information for suburban commuters (read our reviews to see). _________________________________ Please contact feedback@clevercommute.com, if you are experiencing any issues. • This is a free app • Premium services are offered in-app...as a subscription • The cost of the subscription is $39.99 per year • There is a 30-day free trial of Premium features • Free users may see third-party advertisements. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable • You can manage your subscription, cancel anytime or turn off auto-renewal by accessing your iTunes account. Clever Commute's Terms of Use: http://www.clevercommute.com/terms Clever Commute's Privacy Policy: http://www.clevercommute.com/privacy
Very useful!
by Will stay reading in print on 2019/07/25 14:04
This app - crowd sourced, plus official information - gives you great information on the numerous delays on NJTransit. I turn on the notifications on days I will be on the train, and I know as I suffer through the purgatory of NYP that I am not alone. And you can vent among like minded commuters. “Conductor Josh” has everything in order.
Crowdsharing at its best
by Mksobrien on 2019/06/06 11:22
CleverCommute is an outstanding way to get info from people with “Boots on the ground” Faster than NJTRANSIT (who rarely communicates well or timely) Can’t be beat 👏🏻👏🏻👍
App only shows me Babylon Branch
by OskCarMom on 2019/04/10 00:33
No matter what I do, it only shows me the Babylon branch. I use Port Jefferson only. Weird bug. I would pay the premium service in a heartbeat if it actually worked
Great info from the commuters themselves!
by PrettyDarkEyes on 2019/03/21 18:51
I’ve been a fan since the beginning and cannot say enough about how this app has helped me! You’ll get news here first about what’s happening on your train or bus line before the transit company does. Back in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, commuters were reporting cancelled trains, packed trains, which really determined whether I’d attempt the commute into Manhattan. If you’re a daily rider like me, this app is a must.
We are not alone.
by MsKathyontheTrain on 2019/03/21 15:16
Good, current data about track arrivals, etc. And the up-to-the-minute updates from your fellow suffering commuters can be a God-send in the adventures that are a daily NJT commute. Well worth every penny.
Great App!
by Chatwills on 2019/03/21 02:21
Clever commute saved the day! Again!!
Incredibly helpful for NJT train commuting
by pt14087 on 2019/03/08 14:43
I have been using Clever Commute for 8 years (going back before it was even an app). I commute to NY on NJT trains. I can’t count the number of times it has helped me avoid a mess, whether it is a cancelled train, a broken down train blocking the way, or something else. Getting info from other commuters “on the scene” has much better content and often quicker than the official messages NJT sends out. And the additional features of the Premium Service are well worth it.
A terrific application
by Stormin Mike on 2019/03/07 13:25
This app is excellent for two complementary uses. If you need to get home during a transit disruption it is incredibly useful to find the contours of the disruption. Or if you’re waiting for the disruption to end... it’s quite helpful for that too. The alerts are also tailored to your stop so you will see “3:12 train from your stop” rather than the “2:10 from a distant stop where the line begins”. When dealing with commuting mayhem that alone is worth its weight in gold.
Very useful
by Smelly foot on 2019/03/07 12:57
When the commute becomes a challenge this app is vital for navigating unexpected changes/delays in the schedule. It also provides timely information for everyday use.
Don’t use Penn station without this!
by caryllesley on 2019/02/12 20:09
I rely on this everyday to find my track and to see what’s really happening with the trains.
Best commuter app
by Love games lover on 2019/01/24 03:23
I rely on clever commute to inform my ride in and out of the city everyday. It’s a great service and helps to reduce the stress of the daily grind. Thanks CC for creating this service.
Cleaver Commute is it!
by sjeisush on 2019/01/19 21:22
You can count on Cleaver Commute to keep you updated faster than NJ Transit. So many check it first to know what’s really going on. With the everyday challenge of the grind Clever Commute is what everyone is talking about. Get the real deal!
A lifesaver
by PamF31 on 2018/11/15 02:34
With an increasingly unpredictable and unreliable commute from NJ to NYC, Clever Commute is a lifesaver. Crowd sourced info is more timely and trustworthy than waiting for the “official” word from NJT. At least a few times a month, an alert from Clever Commute allows me to pivot in my plans and avoid a nightmare. The app interface is a bit clunky but I’ll stick with it until I retire!
Crowd Sourced Commute Info Is Awesome!!!
by JdYanks2012 on 2018/11/02 13:58
As our commutes get inevitably worse due to crumbling infrastructure, this app will become compulsory for you if it isn’t already. Knowing what is actually happening on a train or the ones in front of you is key vs whatever filtered version of the truth your commuting service feels like providing, if they provide any! I’ve been a fan since before there was an app, when they only used text and emails. The only thing that can be made better is to have real-time geolocation. I believe it’s only updated at each stop. I imagine this is due to NJ Transit not providing that info in real-time.
Absolutely critical to use
by Nmbr1Metallica on 2018/11/02 13:49
This app is probably the single most important app of my daily commute on NJ TRANSIT from NJ to New York Penn Station. I am a premium user and will continue to be as long as I work in New York. It is amazing how much information and collaboration amongst fellow passengers makes this a powerful logistics tool for commuters. I cannot recommend this enough for anyone commuting using public transportation of any kind.
Clever commute provides excellent real time information. It is in essential tools!
by Ckevwr fan on 2018/11/02 13:48
Essential for your commute!
Better than official alerts
by CCCCCC9 on 2018/08/03 02:24
The formatting of the alerts is easier to follow than official alerts from NJ Transit, with added user-submitted statuses. Very useful
Great tool!
by BUCKLEYyo on 2018/08/03 02:24
Love this app. I use it every single day on my commute. Love the real time alerts from other commuters and the railroad itself and also love the track predictor feature! Would highly recommend premium. Worth every penny! The emails and communication from the CEO Josh are great as well.
NJT drops the ball, but not this APP
by thx1169 on 2018/05/16 11:37
Essential tool for navigating the mess that is New Jersey Transit. Case in point on May 15, 2018. Thunderstorms suspended the MOBO line west of Broad st. Silence from. NJT. but fellow commuters alerted us seconds before the 6:10 from Penn closed it’s doors. Walked to Port Authority and was on the 6:40 bus. Home by 7:40 pm. Sure a bad commute. But not the hell that was waiting fellow riders at Broad st. Uber Lyft shortages and NJT bus home?? Not enough bourbon to soothe that insult. This app paid for itself many times over last night. Keep up the great work Josh. 5 stars.
Don’t commute without it!
by TheBeezKneez75 on 2018/05/16 04:58
Only rookie commuters do! First thing I look for when I get up in the morning, is a notification from Clever Commute. Countless times Clever Commute has been the first to alert me on any delays or cancellations of trains. It really is an invaluable resource for the commuter—veterans and rookies alike!
Timely information
by Joe Montclair on 2018/05/16 02:25
Clever Commute provides very detailed and thorough information and maximizes the users viewpoints and observations.
Crucial App for Commuters
by mccanale on 2018/05/16 02:18
I use it daily, the crowd sourced reporting has helped me avoid sitting in traffic and being stuck on a train. Getting real time notifications of commuting conditions is invaluable. Highly recommend, it is one of my essential apps.
Indispensable!
by Cj nj on 2018/04/03 14:48
CleverCommute provides me with the info I need (and only what I feel I need via robust preference options) when I need it. I rely on it daily whether the commute is trouble-free or in complete melt down. I have info re track assignments even after they drop off departure boards which is extremely helpful given the trains rarely close their doors at the exact departure time. I can also configure alternative routes based on the rich data available in one app (multiple transit carriers &amp; modes) plus crowd-sourced info. I’ve been premium for years and it’s worth every penny.
This app has changed my commute!
by Spacegirljane on 2018/03/28 14:06
I start receiving push notices about cancelled/delayed trains while getting ready for work. It really helps me plan!
Great app
by DrDavidBS on 2018/03/28 13:02
I have been using Clever Commute since it’s earliest days and find this app to continue to improve. Whereas I may not change my commute arrival time, it is still useful to prepare for short or long commute times based on conditions Now if only we had a way to track our actual busses via real time GPS updates....!
Essential commuting tool
by cleverfan on 2018/03/19 14:10
I’ve started using Clever Commute when it was still fairly new and it has saved me hours in commute time and given me information to make better decisions about my commute and to understand what’s happening during the many disruptions we experience. It’s an essential tool.
Fantastic service
by Michsilb on 2018/03/19 11:42
The Clever Commute app and service is excellent - must have if you commute into or out of NYC on train or bus.
Saves me time, without fail
by jersey_girl on 2018/03/19 10:20
At least once a month, a well-timed track posting notification from Clever Commute means I squeak onto a train I otherwise would have missed, saving me from waiting an hour for the next one. It alerts me when the morning or evening rush has gone in the toilet, so I can adjust my plans accordingly. And the evening track predictions help me jockey for position near the correct gate so I can get my preferred seat. The premium service is well worth the small monthly fee. I love this app.
Only way to survive the commute!
by BradGolding on 2018/02/20 13:33
Ap combines transit updates with crowdsource info real-time! I have the choice of train or bus. More and more one of them is a disaster (usually the train), the ability to know there is an issue on one and switch had saved me hours and hours. The first time was 2 days in and I needed to get to a family function!
Makes the commute a bit more bearable!
by ajps1020 on 2018/01/12 20:18
Update: 1/12/18. Being a premium Clever Commute customer means I get real time info firsthand from fellow commuters, generally even before I get notices from the MTA/LIRR, and that allows me to adjust my commuting plans if necessary. I really like the track prediction chart, so I can position myself on the most likely platform so I can get a seat. From 2016: Know straight from fellow commuters when trains are delayed, before you even get to the station...and many times even before the LIRR announces them. This terrific app makes the commute more bearable...and allows me to make spontaneous decisions for alternative routes when the LIRR is severely delayed. I also enjoy contributing to help others with their commute.
Clever Commute
by RossYu on 2017/10/26 14:23
Can be very useful if you check before you head to your train or bus. Gives you the ability to avoid a disaster by making other plans, or just waiting until the problems dissipate
Pathetic app waste of time
by GoPitt on 2017/10/20 23:09
Do not waste your time. Not only is this app completely useless and void of any useful information or functionality, but you will waste 10 min of your life trying to set up an account before you able to see how pathetically bad this app is.
Great app to get info before nj transit sends it
by Janetleibo on 2017/10/03 13:48
Great app for sharing and receiving alerts about the commute. Easy to use app and helpful notifications. It would be great if they would allow to save login and passwords.
Worthwhile for NJ Transit commuters
by NealJF on 2017/10/01 12:14
I am a premium subscriber to this app and by far the most useful feature for me is push notifications of track numbers so I can head straight to my train at Penn without having to stop and check a board. The premium price is a little steep but with a limited potential user base that’s understandable. The developer is responsive and committed to continuing to improve the app.
Love this App
by Smallfries1999 on 2017/06/26 11:32
This is the only app I really really rely on-with its up to the minute predictions on train track locations, I can better position myself among the throngs of people at Penn Station-their blog is also great and full of helpful advice especially important these days in NJT
A Savior!! Get It!!!
by SmartSometimes on 2017/05/14 13:45
Thanks to this app, I have made trains I would have missed. The app tells you the track, even when the train is off the board. But the train hasn&#39;t left. Who wants to spend extra time in Penn Station?! Now with our public utility challenging us once again, Clever Commute keeps you updated, including when the conductor fails the communication/customer service test (often). Many nights, rushing to Penn Station, I couldn&#39;t live without the texts alerting me to the right track or to trouble. If trouble, I can pivot to Hoboken. Be part of the very affordable monthly subscription package. If you make one more train that you wouldn&#39;t have otherwise, you&#39;ve just earned a year of subscriptions.
Love the app, premium is too costly
by Hamboner6789 on 2017/04/25 18:35
Josh, love the app. It could use some UI improvements, but it is highly functional and the best NJT app out there. However, $40 per year for the premium features is too costly for what you get (I have to transfer at Newark and only being able to track one line will mostly eliminate the usefulness of this app for me). I suspect after the initial wave of 30 day free trials, active users will plummet. I hope the overall usefulness of the app does not. Twitter gives roughly the same data, albeit a little more delayed. I think a smaller one-time payment would be much more palatable than a recurring subscription fee.
Invaluable app! Vital for the NJT commute
by alienresident on 2017/04/08 12:53
I have been using this app for a long time! It&#39;s saved my bacon a number of times by alerting me to problems with the trains. It was really invaluable during the recent derailment crisis at NY Penn. Filling in for the lack of information from NJT.
Commuting Lifesaver!
by Megcs235 on 2017/04/07 16:42
Receiving reliable information from fellow commuters on my same lines has been a lifesaver. It helps me navigate when their are service failures and has kept me from missing trains, thanks to dv and helpful users who post the track numbers!
A big help
by Eageb on 2017/04/07 14:05
Don&#39;t leave home without it. More than a few times it has helped me change plans and avoid delays. At the very least I can know to call ahead when late with some idea of what&#39;s going on and when I might arrive.
Vital Commuting Resource
by i<3mcvet on 2017/04/07 14:05
Real time updates on commuting conditions you can participate in. Incredibly helpful in figuring out your best option. A must have for commuters!
Extremely useful app
by NolanShanahan on 2017/04/07 14:04
This is a great app that is an invaluable tool for commuters, especially given the most recent issues with Penn Station. If only NJ Transit trains worked as well as this app!
Mediocre app, increased price = not worth it
by hoyas490 on 2017/03/14 03:13
Was a decent service, but then they jacked up the price more than 50% and it&#39;s now definitely not worth it. Plus, the app is buggy and slow most of the time anyway. Definitely a waste.
Essential tool for commuters
by Go isles on 2017/01/07 14:41
&#34;Official&#34; updates regarding service status are often late and lacking info. Clever commute is my go to source for transit delays. Download it!!
Great for my commute
by RavenclawEquestrian on 2016/12/20 12:20
The Clever Commute app is invaluable to me. I commute to/from New York from NJ every day, and the app keeps me informed. If I hear my bus route is having problems I can change my plans and save myself hassle. Could not imagine working life without it.
A taste of reliability in an unreliable commuting world
by Smalck02 on 2016/12/15 19:28
This app was brilliant to collect and deliver user alerts, which are far more accurate, fast and informative than the very few njtransit alerts available. I am the one who &#34;always knows&#34; what&#39;s going on for each commuting situation (and situations happen almost daily). This app helps get me information quickly to help me and others around me make the best decisions and increase our chances of getting where we need go the best way. The extra features like seeing the train via gps on a map and the track predict are pretty cool when needed too. I only wish njtransit would provide track information sooner to the app. Thank you CleverCommute for keeping my commute more sane one day at a time :)
Great app
by Jeff Herz on 2016/12/15 14:54
The clever commute app is very helpful in manage my daily commute letting me know ahead of time when my train line is delayed. It also helps me navigate GCT faster by proving track assignments prior to my arrival so I don&#39;t have to stand around the kiosks
Essential App
by Heartsman on 2016/12/13 15:57
As a LIRR daily commuter this app is a great help. I just hope that the people behind the app share the gripes that us commuters make with the LIRR commuter council. It probably would go nowhere but at least they&#39;re hearing it. Great app and I recommend to anyone slogging it on the LIRR.
Great app
by Kem_boston on 2016/12/13 14:46
Has saved my commute more times than I can remember. Essential for NYC-area commuters.
Thanks
by ryancam43 on 2016/12/12 19:50
Great app for managing train and bus commute from New Jersey to NYC.
Helpful Tool for NY/NJ Commuters
by Pool Family on 2016/12/12 16:40
Provides timely notification for train and bus issue while commuting in the Tri-State region.
Very useful commuting resource
by NJviaNY on 2016/12/12 12:26
I appreciate receiving and sending alerts that help my fellow bus commuters. I co-sign that you get updates from here faster than from Suburban/Coach USA.
Get this app
by NUT Commuter on 2016/12/09 23:54
Must have app for any NJ Transit commuter
BEST app ever for rail commuters
by Rail Warrior on 2016/12/09 23:02
If you ride Metro-North this is the best app you can get. Quality crowd-sourcing from fellow commuters about delays as they happen! It&#39;s not by chance that local media relies on Clever Commute for breaking news about rail delays. Don&#39;t leave home without it! JIM CAMERON Commuter Action Group
Good app
by Evmb162 on 2016/12/09 22:19
Thank heaven for this app when the accident in Hoboken happened it help me so much, I made it home every night because of the information people shared on here. I shared as well, you may not get very alerts if everything is running well but you&#39;ll be glad when there are problems!! I highly recommend it
Good stuff
by Ddcha2 on 2016/12/09 20:40
Great app that really helps the commute.
NJ Bus
by Carcic75 on 2016/12/09 20:13
The best. Take stress out of commuting.
Great App
by Alan1952$ on 2016/12/09 16:24
Gets you an alert sent by fellow commuters within seconds, way before LIRR sends out alert. You also get the viewpoint of commuter on train not canned message of police activity and impact
Essential for NJ Transit Riders
by bgf116 on 2016/12/09 16:17
If you commute regularly via NJ Transit, this is an essential application. It provides you with a useful and unique mix of &#34;official&#34; information from NJT regarding service outages and delays, as well as valuable passenger-sourced updates that are generally more timely, practical, and useful than what comes directly from the agency. It is feature-rich and is well-designed. Commuting via NJ Transit is unpredictable and often frustrating. This app is a big help - it allows you to travel with a little more confidence.
The cleverest app that will save your day
by New.jersey.boy on 2016/12/09 16:07
Clevercommute is like family. When the train line acts up... which happens pretty often, this app bring togetherness to the community of commuters. We help each other out, not just by commiserating about another cancelled train, but by passing along real time info so we can plan accordingly. It&#39;s an essential part of my day
Finally, in-app track predictions!
by izmatt on 2016/07/04 18:14
I&#39;ve been waiting for this update for a while. As a pro commuter fighting through NY Penn Station daily, the track predictions are a real stress reliever, and well worth the money for premium service.
Wish you could see more than one routes updates at a time!
by rusty1202 on 2016/02/12 00:46
Great app...although you can only get updates for one route at a time. Even though you list 3 route choices in your profile, only your first one shows up in the feed. Some times I take a different train line and transfer at Newark but there&#39;s no way to show both train lines updates in your feed without having to change your route preferences in your profile and re-saving to see the different updates. Please fix. Or why bother putting in 3 route choices in your profile. Otherwise great app! Would be nice if customers when sending an alert that a train leaving penn is late would mention which track it&#39;s on. Because the track disappears from the monitors in penn at the scheduled time and not always the delayed time. But that&#39;s not the apps problem.
Annoying Flaw
by Timespaperboy on 2016/01/28 12:11
Good app for keeping up with transit issues. Very annoying that I have to enter my email address and password every time I use it.
Must-have Commuter App
by user6622 on 2016/01/17 13:54
Clever Commute can save you a trainload of frustration with a quick check before leaving home or the office. While it may not make the trains go faster, knowing what&#39;s up before you get there and having insights during the ride is a big stress-reducer!
It's the ultimate commute hack!
by Db from NJ on 2016/01/15 03:25
I use this app every work day - multiple times per day - to plan and optimize my commute. The information is *so* valuable - it comes straight from commuters, and in real time.
Worth it
by Casstech201478754 on 2016/01/14 03:59
Super easy to use and helpful for crazy nj transit situations
Indispensable
by cuznjames on 2016/01/06 23:04
Cleaver Commute is an essential part of my daily routine. This crowd sourcing app allows me to communicate with my fellow commuters on what lies ahead for the trip in or the trip home. I don&#39;t start a commute without checking in.
AWESOME APP!
by Bababooey72 on 2016/01/06 19:16
If you use NJ Transit, this is a MUST app. This app will give you user generated alerts on your train or bus line alerting you to potential problems or delays. While NJ Transit only sends out what they want you to hear and usually after the fact, This app will alert you to problems as they are happening in real time. This will allow you to better plan your commute and decrease your time on the rails or the bus. This app is the &#34;WAZE of the rails&#34;. Best part of the app, it&#39;s FREE. I highly recommend it!! Give it a try!
"Clever" informs my commute
by Watchung commuter on 2016/01/06 13:46
Best app for keeping informed. Power of crowdsourcing delivers news of what&#39;s ahead before NJT has told train crews. Helps riders make informed choices - decide if they need alternatives.
Best commuting app!!
by BarryG9999 on 2016/01/05 02:56
I&#39;ve been using Clever Commute app for over a year and this is by far the best app for commuters. Its user generated content has saved me on many nights.
Saves my bacon
by Redpanda312 on 2016/01/05 02:31
I find Clever Commute very helpful; I check it every morning before work and every evening before leaving the office. I also appreciate the ability to help by posting status updates. It&#39;s easy to use, too.
Excellent app for the daily commuter
by TaichiFrank on 2015/09/24 11:15
I am a long time commuter ion the LIRR, and first used this app when it was just email based. Now it is a real app and provides more info fellow commuters can share. Much better than mta.info which is not real-time info and sometimes vague. This app is great, thanks Conductor Josh!
Better alert lists needed
by xmlnovelist on 2015/09/10 00:17
I love this micro community app but I would like just a little more flexibility. 1. Can I see a stream of alerts that includes the last [more than 3]? 2. Can I have my secondary and tertiary route alerts as well? Should I take the bus or the train tonight? Which is more messed up? I can&#39;t tell right now from the way the app works.
Must have for NYC commuters
by GoTheSwans on 2015/05/29 17:27
Excellent app for NYC commuters! Real-time updates from other commuters. Easy interface.
Always a help!
by Addictnurse on 2015/05/29 15:19
Use this aap constantly since it is always ahead of the NJ Transit notifications! Love it.
Quality and timely rider-shared information.
by KMS720 on 2015/05/28 23:57
A must-have app for NJTransit riders.
Love this app!
by 4evafriend on 2015/05/28 22:53
Great for my daily commute into/out of penn station on NJTransit. It has definitely saved me time (and frustration) by providing alternative options when penn station is a mess! Much quicker than waiting for alerts from NJTransit.
What better source of info?
by Many million miles on 2015/05/28 19:33
We just need more people to sign up for it and more of those who have signed up and are using it to report problems on a timely basis. I forget to report problems myself sometimes!
a must-have for NYC commuters
by Culaxman on 2015/05/28 15:42
I&#39;ve been a long-time fan of the email version of CC and was somewhat skeptical when Josh rolled out this app. Kudos to him, this has exceeded my expectations in quality and stability. Of course, the innovative idea of &#34;crowdsourcing&#34; what commuters are actually experiencing is what makes Clever Commute invaluable.
Smart app for commuters
by 182764125216 on 2015/05/28 14:21
Smart app, committed to providing very useful service, based on crowd sourcing information (that has gained exceptional critical mass) and more helpful add-ons.
Useful app
by Scenic242 on 2015/05/28 13:58
User-generated notifications about NJT trains or buses. Helps figure out your commute when stuff goes wrong with NJT. It still sends duplicate notifications to email, hopefully that will be disabled soon.
Awesome crowd sourced commuting app
by Trishnj on 2015/05/28 13:56
Works well and it&#39;s free! I use it for my NJ transit commute and other riders let you know when there&#39;s trouble before the official announcement comes out. Very handy!
Crowd Sourced Commute Info Is Awesome!!!
by JdYanks2012 on 2018/11/02 13:58
As our commutes get inevitably worse due to crumbling infrastructure, this app will become compulsory for you if it isn’t already. Knowing what is actually happening on a train or the ones in front of you is key vs whatever filtered version of the truth your commuting service feels like providing, if they provide any! I’ve been a fan since before there was an app, when they only used text and emails. The only thing that can be made better is to have real-time geolocation. I believe it’s only updated at each stop. I imagine this is due to NJ Transit not providing that info in real-time.
Indispensable!
by Cj nj on 2018/04/03 14:48
CleverCommute provides me with the info I need (and only what I feel I need via robust preference options) when I need it. I rely on it daily whether the commute is trouble-free or in complete melt down. I have info re track assignments even after they drop off departure boards which is extremely helpful given the trains rarely close their doors at the exact departure time. I can also configure alternative routes based on the rich data available in one app (multiple transit carriers &amp; modes) plus crowd-sourced info. I’ve been premium for years and it’s worth every penny.
Incredibly helpful for NJT train commuting
by pt14087 on 2019/03/08 14:43
I have been using Clever Commute for 8 years (going back before it was even an app). I commute to NY on NJT trains. I can’t count the number of times it has helped me avoid a mess, whether it is a cancelled train, a broken down train blocking the way, or something else. Getting info from other commuters “on the scene” has much better content and often quicker than the official messages NJT sends out. And the additional features of the Premium Service are well worth it.
Saves me time, without fail
by jersey_girl on 2018/03/19 10:20
At least once a month, a well-timed track posting notification from Clever Commute means I squeak onto a train I otherwise would have missed, saving me from waiting an hour for the next one. It alerts me when the morning or evening rush has gone in the toilet, so I can adjust my plans accordingly. And the evening track predictions help me jockey for position near the correct gate so I can get my preferred seat. The premium service is well worth the small monthly fee. I love this app.
A terrific application
by Stormin Mike on 2019/03/07 13:25
This app is excellent for two complementary uses. If you need to get home during a transit disruption it is incredibly useful to find the contours of the disruption. Or if you’re waiting for the disruption to end... it’s quite helpful for that too. The alerts are also tailored to your stop so you will see “3:12 train from your stop” rather than the “2:10 from a distant stop where the line begins”. When dealing with commuting mayhem that alone is worth its weight in gold.
NJT drops the ball, but not this APP
by thx1169 on 2018/05/16 11:37
Essential tool for navigating the mess that is New Jersey Transit. Case in point on May 15, 2018. Thunderstorms suspended the MOBO line west of Broad st. Silence from. NJT. but fellow commuters alerted us seconds before the 6:10 from Penn closed it’s doors. Walked to Port Authority and was on the 6:40 bus. Home by 7:40 pm. Sure a bad commute. But not the hell that was waiting fellow riders at Broad st. Uber Lyft shortages and NJT bus home?? Not enough bourbon to soothe that insult. This app paid for itself many times over last night. Keep up the great work Josh. 5 stars.
Great info from the commuters themselves!
by PrettyDarkEyes on 2019/03/21 18:51
I’ve been a fan since the beginning and cannot say enough about how this app has helped me! You’ll get news here first about what’s happening on your train or bus line before the transit company does. Back in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, commuters were reporting cancelled trains, packed trains, which really determined whether I’d attempt the commute into Manhattan. If you’re a daily rider like me, this app is a must.
Absolutely critical to use
by Nmbr1Metallica on 2018/11/02 13:49
This app is probably the single most important app of my daily commute on NJ TRANSIT from NJ to New York Penn Station. I am a premium user and will continue to be as long as I work in New York. It is amazing how much information and collaboration amongst fellow passengers makes this a powerful logistics tool for commuters. I cannot recommend this enough for anyone commuting using public transportation of any kind.
Only way to survive the commute!
by BradGolding on 2018/02/20 13:33
Ap combines transit updates with crowdsource info real-time! I have the choice of train or bus. More and more one of them is a disaster (usually the train), the ability to know there is an issue on one and switch had saved me hours and hours. The first time was 2 days in and I needed to get to a family function!
A lifesaver
by PamF31 on 2018/11/15 02:34
With an increasingly unpredictable and unreliable commute from NJ to NYC, Clever Commute is a lifesaver. Crowd sourced info is more timely and trustworthy than waiting for the “official” word from NJT. At least a few times a month, an alert from Clever Commute allows me to pivot in my plans and avoid a nightmare. The app interface is a bit clunky but I’ll stick with it until I retire!
Great app
by DrDavidBS on 2018/03/28 13:02
I have been using Clever Commute since it’s earliest days and find this app to continue to improve. Whereas I may not change my commute arrival time, it is still useful to prepare for short or long commute times based on conditions Now if only we had a way to track our actual busses via real time GPS updates....!
Essential commuting tool
by cleverfan on 2018/03/19 14:10
I’ve started using Clever Commute when it was still fairly new and it has saved me hours in commute time and given me information to make better decisions about my commute and to understand what’s happening during the many disruptions we experience. It’s an essential tool.
Very useful!
by Will stay reading in print on 2019/07/25 14:04
This app - crowd sourced, plus official information - gives you great information on the numerous delays on NJTransit. I turn on the notifications on days I will be on the train, and I know as I suffer through the purgatory of NYP that I am not alone. And you can vent among like minded commuters. “Conductor Josh” has everything in order.
Worthwhile for NJ Transit commuters
by NealJF on 2017/10/01 12:14
I am a premium subscriber to this app and by far the most useful feature for me is push notifications of track numbers so I can head straight to my train at Penn without having to stop and check a board. The premium price is a little steep but with a limited potential user base that’s understandable. The developer is responsive and committed to continuing to improve the app.
Great tool!
by BUCKLEYyo on 2018/08/03 02:24
Love this app. I use it every single day on my commute. Love the real time alerts from other commuters and the railroad itself and also love the track predictor feature! Would highly recommend premium. Worth every penny! The emails and communication from the CEO Josh are great as well.
Don’t commute without it!
by TheBeezKneez75 on 2018/05/16 04:58
Only rookie commuters do! First thing I look for when I get up in the morning, is a notification from Clever Commute. Countless times Clever Commute has been the first to alert me on any delays or cancellations of trains. It really is an invaluable resource for the commuter—veterans and rookies alike!
Clever Commute
by RossYu on 2017/10/26 14:23
Can be very useful if you check before you head to your train or bus. Gives you the ability to avoid a disaster by making other plans, or just waiting until the problems dissipate
Crucial App for Commuters
by mccanale on 2018/05/16 02:18
I use it daily, the crowd sourced reporting has helped me avoid sitting in traffic and being stuck on a train. Getting real time notifications of commuting conditions is invaluable. Highly recommend, it is one of my essential apps.
Cleaver Commute is it!
by sjeisush on 2019/01/19 21:22
You can count on Cleaver Commute to keep you updated faster than NJ Transit. So many check it first to know what’s really going on. With the everyday challenge of the grind Clever Commute is what everyone is talking about. Get the real deal!
We are not alone.
by MsKathyontheTrain on 2019/03/21 15:16
Good, current data about track arrivals, etc. And the up-to-the-minute updates from your fellow suffering commuters can be a God-send in the adventures that are a daily NJT commute. Well worth every penny.
Very useful
by Smelly foot on 2019/03/07 12:57
When the commute becomes a challenge this app is vital for navigating unexpected changes/delays in the schedule. It also provides timely information for everyday use.
Great app to get info before nj transit sends it
by Janetleibo on 2017/10/03 13:48
Great app for sharing and receiving alerts about the commute. Easy to use app and helpful notifications. It would be great if they would allow to save login and passwords.
This app has changed my commute!
by Spacegirljane on 2018/03/28 14:06
I start receiving push notices about cancelled/delayed trains while getting ready for work. It really helps me plan!
Don’t use Penn station without this!
by caryllesley on 2019/02/12 20:09
I rely on this everyday to find my track and to see what’s really happening with the trains.
Better than official alerts
by CCCCCC9 on 2018/08/03 02:24
The formatting of the alerts is easier to follow than official alerts from NJ Transit, with added user-submitted statuses. Very useful
Best commuter app
by Love games lover on 2019/01/24 03:23
I rely on clever commute to inform my ride in and out of the city everyday. It’s a great service and helps to reduce the stress of the daily grind. Thanks CC for creating this service.
Crowdsharing at its best
by Mksobrien on 2019/06/06 11:22
CleverCommute is an outstanding way to get info from people with “Boots on the ground” Faster than NJTRANSIT (who rarely communicates well or timely) Can’t be beat 👏🏻👏🏻👍
Clever commute provides excellent real time information. It is in essential tools!
by Ckevwr fan on 2018/11/02 13:48
Essential for your commute!
Fantastic service
by Michsilb on 2018/03/19 11:42
The Clever Commute app and service is excellent - must have if you commute into or out of NYC on train or bus.
Great App!
by Chatwills on 2019/03/21 02:21
Clever commute saved the day! Again!!
Pathetic app waste of time
by GoPitt on 2017/10/20 23:09
Do not waste your time. Not only is this app completely useless and void of any useful information or functionality, but you will waste 10 min of your life trying to set up an account before you able to see how pathetically bad this app is.
Timely information
by Joe Montclair on 2018/05/16 02:25
Clever Commute provides very detailed and thorough information and maximizes the users viewpoints and observations.
A taste of reliability in an unreliable commuting world
by Smalck02 on 2016/12/15 19:28
This app was brilliant to collect and deliver user alerts, which are far more accurate, fast and informative than the very few njtransit alerts available. I am the one who &#34;always knows&#34; what&#39;s going on for each commuting situation (and situations happen almost daily). This app helps get me information quickly to help me and others around me make the best decisions and increase our chances of getting where we need go the best way. The extra features like seeing the train via gps on a map and the track predict are pretty cool when needed too. I only wish njtransit would provide track information sooner to the app. Thank you CleverCommute for keeping my commute more sane one day at a time :)
App only shows me Babylon Branch
by OskCarMom on 2019/04/10 00:33
No matter what I do, it only shows me the Babylon branch. I use Port Jefferson only. Weird bug. I would pay the premium service in a heartbeat if it actually worked
Wish you could see more than one routes updates at a time!
by rusty1202 on 2016/02/12 00:46
Great app...although you can only get updates for one route at a time. Even though you list 3 route choices in your profile, only your first one shows up in the feed. Some times I take a different train line and transfer at Newark but there&#39;s no way to show both train lines updates in your feed without having to change your route preferences in your profile and re-saving to see the different updates. Please fix. Or why bother putting in 3 route choices in your profile. Otherwise great app! Would be nice if customers when sending an alert that a train leaving penn is late would mention which track it&#39;s on. Because the track disappears from the monitors in penn at the scheduled time and not always the delayed time. But that&#39;s not the apps problem.
A Savior!! Get It!!!
by SmartSometimes on 2017/05/14 13:45
Thanks to this app, I have made trains I would have missed. The app tells you the track, even when the train is off the board. But the train hasn&#39;t left. Who wants to spend extra time in Penn Station?! Now with our public utility challenging us once again, Clever Commute keeps you updated, including when the conductor fails the communication/customer service test (often). Many nights, rushing to Penn Station, I couldn&#39;t live without the texts alerting me to the right track or to trouble. If trouble, I can pivot to Hoboken. Be part of the very affordable monthly subscription package. If you make one more train that you wouldn&#39;t have otherwise, you&#39;ve just earned a year of subscriptions.
Essential for NJ Transit Riders
by bgf116 on 2016/12/09 16:17
If you commute regularly via NJ Transit, this is an essential application. It provides you with a useful and unique mix of &#34;official&#34; information from NJT regarding service outages and delays, as well as valuable passenger-sourced updates that are generally more timely, practical, and useful than what comes directly from the agency. It is feature-rich and is well-designed. Commuting via NJ Transit is unpredictable and often frustrating. This app is a big help - it allows you to travel with a little more confidence.
Love the app, premium is too costly
by Hamboner6789 on 2017/04/25 18:35
Josh, love the app. It could use some UI improvements, but it is highly functional and the best NJT app out there. However, $40 per year for the premium features is too costly for what you get (I have to transfer at Newark and only being able to track one line will mostly eliminate the usefulness of this app for me). I suspect after the initial wave of 30 day free trials, active users will plummet. I hope the overall usefulness of the app does not. Twitter gives roughly the same data, albeit a little more delayed. I think a smaller one-time payment would be much more palatable than a recurring subscription fee.
AWESOME APP!
by Bababooey72 on 2016/01/06 19:16
If you use NJ Transit, this is a MUST app. This app will give you user generated alerts on your train or bus line alerting you to potential problems or delays. While NJ Transit only sends out what they want you to hear and usually after the fact, This app will alert you to problems as they are happening in real time. This will allow you to better plan your commute and decrease your time on the rails or the bus. This app is the &#34;WAZE of the rails&#34;. Best part of the app, it&#39;s FREE. I highly recommend it!! Give it a try!
The cleverest app that will save your day
by New.jersey.boy on 2016/12/09 16:07
Clevercommute is like family. When the train line acts up... which happens pretty often, this app bring togetherness to the community of commuters. We help each other out, not just by commiserating about another cancelled train, but by passing along real time info so we can plan accordingly. It&#39;s an essential part of my day
Good app
by Evmb162 on 2016/12/09 22:19
Thank heaven for this app when the accident in Hoboken happened it help me so much, I made it home every night because of the information people shared on here. I shared as well, you may not get very alerts if everything is running well but you&#39;ll be glad when there are problems!! I highly recommend it
a must-have for NYC commuters
by Culaxman on 2015/05/28 15:42
I&#39;ve been a long-time fan of the email version of CC and was somewhat skeptical when Josh rolled out this app. Kudos to him, this has exceeded my expectations in quality and stability. Of course, the innovative idea of &#34;crowdsourcing&#34; what commuters are actually experiencing is what makes Clever Commute invaluable.
Must-have Commuter App
by user6622 on 2016/01/17 13:54
Clever Commute can save you a trainload of frustration with a quick check before leaving home or the office. While it may not make the trains go faster, knowing what&#39;s up before you get there and having insights during the ride is a big stress-reducer!
Commuting Lifesaver!
by Megcs235 on 2017/04/07 16:42
Receiving reliable information from fellow commuters on my same lines has been a lifesaver. It helps me navigate when their are service failures and has kept me from missing trains, thanks to dv and helpful users who post the track numbers!
A big help
by Eageb on 2017/04/07 14:05
Don&#39;t leave home without it. More than a few times it has helped me change plans and avoid delays. At the very least I can know to call ahead when late with some idea of what&#39;s going on and when I might arrive.
Great for my commute
by RavenclawEquestrian on 2016/12/20 12:20
The Clever Commute app is invaluable to me. I commute to/from New York from NJ every day, and the app keeps me informed. If I hear my bus route is having problems I can change my plans and save myself hassle. Could not imagine working life without it.
What better source of info?
by Many million miles on 2015/05/28 19:33
We just need more people to sign up for it and more of those who have signed up and are using it to report problems on a timely basis. I forget to report problems myself sometimes!
Love this App
by Smallfries1999 on 2017/06/26 11:32
This is the only app I really really rely on-with its up to the minute predictions on train track locations, I can better position myself among the throngs of people at Penn Station-their blog is also great and full of helpful advice especially important these days in NJT
Great app
by Jeff Herz on 2016/12/15 14:54
The clever commute app is very helpful in manage my daily commute letting me know ahead of time when my train line is delayed. It also helps me navigate GCT faster by proving track assignments prior to my arrival so I don&#39;t have to stand around the kiosks
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