Friday, December 09, 2005

Google's Transit Trip Planner

Google recently debuted a service called 'Google Transit' that maps out the quickest route for users of the public transit system. Currently the service is limited to Portland, Oregon, but may eventually be launched on a larger scale according to the web site.

When you use the trip planner you will be asked to enter your preferred itinerary, such as your departure location and arrival destination, plus the date and time you want to travel. The service will then search all available public-transportation schedules to produce a trip planner.

The trip planner provides estimated:
  • Walking time to the nearest form of transportation for the desired route.
  • Which transit line to catch, and estimated traveling time.
  • Estimated cost for using public transportation.
To see an example
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