Google Listens: a rural transit itinerary issue resolved

Back in December of 2009, I posted on some of the issues with Google Maps transit itinerary results in rural areas that some Trillium clients were experiencing.

Recently, I noticed that some of these issues were resolved.  Earlier, this trip was half walking directions.  Now, one of the results shows the option to take transit all the way to the destination.  See below.

Note, however, that we see the somewhat awkward display of an in-seat (stay on board) transfer to the same route, as the loop route continues through the top of it’s schedule here.  More on loop routes here.

Aaron is the founding principal of Trillium Solutions, Inc. He brings experience that includes 12 years of web-development with 8 years 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.