March 5, 2015 | Number of The Day
New Jersey has created 10 mobile applications to give residents needed information at their fingertips

Ranging from an app that allows riders to buy bus and rail tickets right from their phones to one that offers traffic advisories when driving, the state is investing in mobile applications that can make residents’ lives easier.

Apps include one that gives jurors, attorneys, and students directions to courthouses; another allows residents to call for a ride home when they have had too much to drink; and two applications are aimed at guiding people through the parks and outdoors.

There is another application that offers real-time, hands-free traffic advisories on all major highways, as well as one that updates residents on lottery picks. There’s also an application that allows citizens to instantly report suspicious activities to the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security.