Riding the subway, hopping the ferry, and catching the train just got easier in the New York City metropolitan area. Google Maps has added comprehensive transit directions for the region, which includes data from:
- Metropolitan Transit Agency (MTA)
- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
- New Jersey Transit
- City of New York
To check out the new NYC info, click here.
Writing on the Official Google blog, Chris Harrelson, Tech Lead & Creator of Google Transit said, "Transit is a vital part of the infrastructure that makes cities run efficiently, and can help mitigate congestion, environmental concerns, and increasing energy costs. But until recently, access to that information has been more difficult than it needs to be. Even very prominent train and subway stations were often omitted entirely from maps in many cases. And as for bus lines, well, forget about it! This lead us to the fundamental goal of the Google Transit project: make public transit information as easy to find as any other geographic information."
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