The MTA has spoken: Embark NYC is the app that can best help reduce your subway headaches.

Embark was selected by a panel of 9 judges as the grand prize winner of the MTA App Quest competition. The contest, which was announced in July, challenged developers to use MTA data to help New Yorkers navigate the transit system.

Forty-two apps vied for the honor of best app.

Embark features service advisories and schedules, displays the closest station to your location, and allows you to view service changes by tapping your destination on a map. The app is available for iPhone and Android users. The four-man Embark team also makes transit apps for other cities, including Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C.