Google Maps transit directions: select by mode, itinerary preferences

The Google Transit email group periodically has seen requests for a feature to plan rail-only trips, or to express other mode preferences.  There have also been requests for features to minimize walking distance or transfers. Now, it is possible to express these preferences for transit directions in Google Maps.  Users may click the “show options” […]

Google Transit feature: number of stops

Google Maps introduced a new feature to transit search results recently. In addition to providing the time duration of a travel leg, the number of stops also appears. Screenshot below. At first, the data nerd in me liked this new feature. The new information presented is simple. It doesn’t take up much space in the […]