Very infrequent, very unnecessary ... but still!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Public transit via Google

Latest launch in Google’s offerings is Google Transit – With it, commuters will be able to easily access public transit schedules, routes, and plan trips using their local public transportation options. This first release covers only the Portland, Oregon metro area, but Google is working to expand the coverage very soon

Goolge chose to launch with the Portland metro area for a couple of reasons. Tri-Met, Portland's transit authority, is a technological leader in public transportation. The team at Tri-Met is a group of tremendously passionate people dedicated to serving their community. And Tri-Met has a wealth of data readily available that they were eager to share with Google for this project. This combination of great people and great data made Tri-Met the ideal partner.



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