Greater City Providence

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.

Matthew Coolidge

Matthew Coolidge is co-founder of Greater City Providence. In addition to the occasional blog post about cycling, sailing, or urban rant, he works as an Electrical Engineer, often traveling to major cities and ports around the globe, or simply Warwick.


  • 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.

  • 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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