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Brent Palmer

Good to see they're showing cities from a public transport user's perpective, instead of the transit info being an afterthought.


I wish so transit authorities feed their data to Openstreetmap. Many transit fans did already a lot of work and resuls are quite impressive - see ÖPNV-Karte or OSM Transport (zoom in to see it!). If they fed it automatically, that would allow to inter-link these maps with schedules systems (like powerful Czech IDOS) to find & highlight trips or just to show actual departures from selected stop and of course to make frequent-service lines more prominent.


Google Transit is dependent on the input from the transit system. In some ways this makes their job easier...it's not their responsibility to handle the flood of corrections. In another way, it makes it harder. They have to rely upon (overburdened, unsophisticated) transit agencies to update their own data.


1. ÖPNV-Karte

Cool. Lived in Germany long ago but I was unaware of that site. Thanks for the link.

2. I like the redesign but I'm still wondering why NYC shows only subways and no buses. I've played around with NYC's data and I'm pretty sure the bus route shapes are in there.


They also made the trip endpoints draggable (like the other modes have always had). Finally I don't have to switch to driving, drag the endpoint, then switch back!


Weird. Can't get it to work for Austin no matter what I try.

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