Wednesday, March 27, 2013

[G] Live transit information in more cities on Google Maps

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Google Lat Long: Live transit information in more cities on Google Maps

I use public transit to get around my city or to explore new ones when traveling. When on the go, I rely on Google Maps Transit to help me get to my destination using public transportation. We want to make sure you have access to the most comprehensive, accurate and useful information when you’re on the go – and that includes public transportation.

Starting today, you can view live departure times for seven lines on the New York City subway system (MTA), as well as for buses and trams in the greater Salt Lake City area (UTA). With these updates – part of the millions of live transit schedule updates we process every day – you get instant access to the latest information right on Google Maps, making trip planning a cinch.

Get live trip updates on Google Maps 

Riders on the nation’s second largest subway, Metrorail in Washington, D.C., can now see live service alerts, including unplanned delays and scheduled track work, straight from Metro’s Control Center on Google Maps. To adjust your travel around the alerts you see, simply choose another suggested route or change your departure time.

Get service alerts on Google Maps 

With transit information in Google Maps you get pick-up locations, departure times, estimated travel time, and even fare amounts for 800 cities* across more than 25 countries around the world – that’s information for 100 million miles of daily public transit trips at your fingertips.

Download Google Maps on your Android device or iPhone to get public transit information on the go. And if you represent a transit agency that would like to participate in Google Maps, please visit our site for transit agency partners.

Posted by Soufi Esmaeilzadeh, Partnership Development Manager, Google Maps

*Live trip updates are available in select cities.

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