5 Fed Apps to Get You From Here to There
Going to and fro? These federal government apps will help you get you on your way.
This app from the Transportation Safety Administration gives airport status updates and provides information on what is allowed and not allowed in carry-on luggage. The app also has a feature where people can post and compare (or check before leaving home) about how long the security lines are at the airport.
Find Your Embassy
This isn’t the most handy app for, say, a trip to Dewey Beach, but if you’re traveling abroad it can be a life saver as this State Department app shows the nearest U.S. Embassy no matter where you are in the world.
Calculate gas mileage, annual fuel costs and the carbon footprint of your car or truck to decide what mode of transportation is best before fleeing town for the weekend.
This new app from the State Department lets U.S. travelers see official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, and more when planning trips abroad. Smart Traveler also provides quick access to the Department’s Consular Affairs Facebook and Twitter pages.
Alternative Fuel Locator
Going electric or at least not using gas? The Department of Energy has an alternative fuel locator app that works on any mobile Internet-ready device and allows drivers to find the five closest biodiesel, electricity, E85 (etha¬nol), hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling sites.
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