Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Ever missed a bus? Subway? Yeah, us too. Luckily, Google Maps is making it easier to track your transportation so you can finish that last sip of coffee without worrying you’re missing your ride. Starting today in Google Maps, relevant journeys are handily arranged and summarized in the app—so it’s easy to know at a glance how long you’ll be waiting and what your other options are if you just miss that bus.
We're also making it easier to get real-time transit info in two new countries and four new metro areas. We work with 100+ partners to give you real time transit info, and today we're adding 25+ new partners in six places: U.K., Netherlands, Budapest, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle. This real-time transit info will let you see live arrivals for buses, metros and subway systems—and even alert you to cancelled routes—so you can better navigate the intricate and unpredictable world of transit in major cities around the world.
Google Maps has provided public transit information since 2007, and today it’s helping you get around easier in 18,000+ cities and towns in 64 countries, across six continents.
With the help of 6,000+ transit authorities, Google Maps gets you where you need to go with schedules for more than 2.5 million train stations, bus stops, and ferry terminals around the world.
Your time is precious—let Google Maps save some of it for you with the best possible route and most accurate departure times. All aboard!