Google Maps feature watch: nearby transit stops in search results
Check it out… now, when you search for a location at google.com, if the location is found in Google Maps, and transit data is available for nearby service (read: on Google Transit and publishing Google Transit Feed Spec data), the search results also return the nearest transit stop. It’s harder to imagine a more subtle but promisingly effective way of marketing transit.
Via the Official Google Blog: “This week in search 12/11/2009.”
Aaron is the founding principal of Trillium Solutions, Inc. He brings experience that includes 13 years of experience in public transportation, with knowledge of fixed-route transportation, paratransit, rural transportation, and active transportation modes. Aaron is a recognized expert in developing data standards, web-application design, digital communications, and online marketing strategy. He originally developed Trillium’s GTFS Manager, and has played a key role in the development of the GTFS data specification since 2007.
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Not working in Riverside, CA. Which is too bad, this is awesome.
Justin- You’re right. It appears not to be working in several markets. A few days ago I tested the feature for Arcata, CA, and it worked, but now it doesn’t. There may be a bit of lag/inconsistency in the new feature rollout.