Category Archives: transit

Catch the train with Google Maps expanded public transit data

Google announced that they’ve added more public transit information, including schedules in select markets. Google points to a map of Zurich to illustrate schedule information. Click on one of the tram icons. In some cases, you must then click on … Continue reading

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Yahoo’s new, improved maps

I was geotagging some pictures on Flickr and noticed that Yahoo! Maps has dramatically improved. Things that jumped out at me: Improved legibility. High contrast and easy to read. Subway/mass transit stations. They are the small blue circles you see … Continue reading

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Live Metro train information on the Web

Thanks to the Post’s Rob Pegoraro for the tip that live train information is available on Metro’s Web site. This is great news for those who live near Metro stations. I know that it takes me about 7 minutes to … Continue reading

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Photos, rooftops and subway stations on Google Maps

I must be on the same wavelength as Google engineers this week. Yesterday, they released a send-to-car feature that I’d blogged about the day before. Today, after finishing my post on predictions for satellite navigation, I opened Google Reader to … Continue reading

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Metro puts real-time train information on mobile devices

Metro is now offering access to real-time information on trains on its redesigned mobile site ( This is the same information that’s displayed on station platforms, indicating the time until the next several trains. You can bookmark the pages for … Continue reading

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Public transit and online maps

Google Labs has expanded its transit planner service to include Eugene, Ore., Honolulu, Hi., Pittsburgh, Pa., Seattle, Wash. and Tampa, Fla. The service started last year in Portland, Ore. This slick service integrates with Google Maps and lets you plan … Continue reading

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