Metrolink launches online trip planner

Posted on November 26, 2008

The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) adopted the Google Transit Trip Planner system to create a new trip planning system that enables riders to access step-by-step transit directions, find transit stops in their area, and view station information and schedules via the Web.

Metrolink is also making its schedule available in the open Google Transit Feed Specification, a platform that incorporates route data into Google Maps and other Google applications.

“As mass transit is becoming an increasingly popular form of reliable, cost effective and energy-efficient transportation, we are pleased to launch the Google Transit Trip Planner in an effort to make Metrolink and public transit more accessible,” said Ron Roberts, chair, Metrolink board of directors.

Since launching the service in 2006, the list of agencies participating on Google Transit has grown tremendously and the system now covers 75 cities across 14 countries.





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