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BC Transit launches Google pilot

Posted on January 25, 2011

Google Transit is now being piloted by British Columbia's Victoria Regional Transit System (BC Transit) through the Google Maps website. During this initial phase, customers are encouraged to test the new online trip planner and provide feedback to BC Transit so this service can continually be improved and enhanced.

Google Transit on Google Maps is a public transportation planning tool that combines the latest BC Transit schedule and route information with the power of Google Maps. It is a free service that makes trip planning quick and easy for everyone.

Setting up this online tool involved gathering detailed information on the Victoria Regional Transit System — ensuring accuracy of data, identifying the geographical coordinates of all 2,500 bus stops in the Capital Region and synchronizing them with the 6,300 trips BC Transit currently provides in Victoria weekly. BC Transit staff will continually oversee quality assurance and data validation as new routes are added or schedules are changed.

Google Maps is compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired. The "Transit" feature on Google Maps is available on select mobile devices through Google Maps for mobile. Public transportation information is also included in Google Earth.

 

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