Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Little Late, But Progress

Finally my local transit authority is going to... eventually... make its data available to The Google.

SEPTA is set to start testing new rail schedules next week with the site and hopes its train schedules will be on Google next month, officials said, although bus routes won't be included until later this year.

Obviously this kind of thing is of most use to people with iPhones and similar portable devices which is not the full universe of transit riders. Still it's at least a bit of progress towards making using transit a bit easier. SEPTA has had their own decent online trip planner for some time, but a map-based version that Google can provide is superior.