New Yorkers and people visiting our fair city will appreciate Google’s latest update to Maps: Subway schedule changes are now built-in. That means you can see what kind of outages you are in for (especially helpful on the weekends!) when you are heading toward a subway station. While we once had to check the MTA’s website, this is much easier and more direct. From the blog post:
- Since first making New York City public transit directions available in Google Maps, we’ve been working to deliver you with the most accurate and useful information about subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry service across the greater metro area. Starting today, we’ll also be showing planned service alerts for the city’s subways, which serve more than 200 million people every year.
- Have you ever arrived at a subway platform only to find that the train you intended to take is skipping stops, rerouted on another line, or isn’t running at all due to scheduled maintenance? Now when you click on any of the 468 New York City subway stations labeled on Google Maps, you’ll see whether any planned service changes are expected to affect that station at the time. In addition, the relevant alerts will be included in the step-by-step transit directions pointing you wherever you’re going.
- Google Offers to sponsor free Boingo Wi-Fi in NYC until September, with underground access(9to5google.com)
- At your service: planned NYC subway changes now in Google Maps(google-latlong.blogspot.com)