Detour information for transit appearing in Google Maps
It seems that Google Maps is testing something new: temporary detour information.
See these results for TriMet:
I’m assuming the information is collected through TriMet’s Web Services API. There are several calls for requesting current detour information.
Does anyone know if this is being tested for other agencies?
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There’s a specific API for Google Transit detours: http://developer.trimet.org/ws/V1/FeedSpecAlerts/appid/270FE4740FD758B33BE454622?text=true
It is also being used in San Diego…the spec should be out soon. It was part of the real-time effort.