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Google Transit Rhode Island!


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We asked for it, and we got it! As Daily Dose reported last night, Google Transit now includes the state of Rhode Island.

This means that now whenever you use Google Maps to find directions in Rhody, you now have a link in the upper left corner that says Directions: Drive There – Take Public Transit.

It is our hope that perhaps this added convenience of not needing to memorize schedules or sort through various RIPTA maps will encourage people to use public transit in Rhode Island.

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2 Responses to Google Transit Rhode Island!

  1. Jef Nickerson April 23, 2008 at 9:04 am #

    It tells me it is 24 minutes for me to take the bus to work, and 26 minutes to walk. HA! Some mornings I actually do beat the ‘trolley’ on foot.

  2. Tony P May 9, 2008 at 11:40 pm #

    The only thing is that it’s not 100% yet. For example I used it to try to get from my house to 167 Point St. It told me to walk it when I could have boarded the #27 bus, then the #1 to Eddy and Point.

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