Apple Maps Expands to Los Angeles

In December, Apple Maps added transit-directions coverage for the greater Los Angeles region, after adding transit directions for several other regions in summer 2015.  I tested the trip planner with several queries and received consistently accurate and descriptive public transportation directions.  The range of transit coverage extends well beyond Los Angeles County and into Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura counties— up the coast as far as Santa Barbara, to the northeast as far as Lancaster, east to Indio, and south to Oceanside.  This inclusion of transit systems throughout the greater LA region adds another layer of relevancy to Apple’s incorporation of transit data, allowing riders in the city to reach rural areas, and vice versa, allowing rural communities access to services not available locally.

Apple Maps LA screenshot