MapQuest launches walking and transit directions

MapQuest became the third major online map site to offer its users transit directions.

Currently, the site offers walking directions and rail transit directions.  A press release from the company provides additional information.  This post from Urban Mapping, the company that implemented the transit directions feature, provides information about where the data is derived from.

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.