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Google Maps adds live transit data for 7 NYC subway lines, Salt Lake City’s UTA, and Washington DC’s Metrorail


Google Maps updated on Wednesday with live information for public transit systems in New York City, Salt Lake City, and Washington D.C.

The Google Lat Long blog announced the news, detailing how seven New York City MTA subway lines and Salt Lake City UTA buses and trains will now boast live departure times. The Metrorail in Washington, D.C. is also offering real-time service alerts for unplanned delays, scheduled track work, etc., via Metro’s Control Center on Google Maps.

“With these updates – part of the millions of live transit schedule updates we process every day – you get instant access to the latest information right on Google Maps, making trip planning a cinch,” Google Maps explained in its blog post.

Google Maps also said the live transit information includes “pick-up locations, departure times, estimated travel time, and even fare amounts for 800 cities across more than 25 countries around the world,” and the real-time data is accessible through desktop and Google Maps for Android and iOS.

Get more details at the Google Lat Long blog.

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