Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I recently attended a conference for technical staff in the public transportation industry. I told them about the great progress Google Transit has been able to make in the past year:
- integrating transit information directly into Google Maps by making stations and stops visible and clickable
- promoting transit as an alternative each time we show driving directions in an area where we have transit data
- expanding coverage from nine agencies in the U.S. to more than 30 agencies spanning three continents
We've already had several agencies get in touch with us, but with over 200 agencies in the U.S. alone, we still have a lot of ground to cover. So now I'd like to extend this challenge to everyone: if your local agency isn't already participating, get in touch with them and let them know that you'd like to see their information on Google Maps.