Finding bus routes, stops and departure times just got easier and faster for Pasadena residents and visitors thanks to a partnership between the city of Pasadena and Google Transit.
Google’s Transit Trip Planner now includes detailed information on the six routes of Pasadena Area Rapid Transit System (ARTS) buses and Metro buses and trains.
It’s similar to getting driving directions in Google Maps, but by clicking on the “By public transit” icon, the result of the query provides bus and rail directions.
By visiting www.google.com/transit or typing “Google Transit” into a web browser, transit users can access a powerful and convenient trip planner with a familiar interface. People with smartphones such as iPhone, Android and BlackBerry can also use the service.
Google Transit information can also be accessed at www.cityofpasadena.net/artsbus, where all schedules, maps, fare information and Metro’s Trip Planner are in one convenient place.
“Let’s say you are without a car at work, when unexpectedly you need to see someone in the hospital. Google Transit can tell you when the next bus is expected, where the bus stop is, the time it will take to walk to the bus stop and how to transfer if needed,” said Sebastián Hernández, associate planner in Pasadena Transportation Department.
Also listed are bus fares, other transit route options and images of streets where bus stops are located.
Less consumer knowledge is needed than with other servers. If someone wants to go to the Rose Bowl Stadium but doesn’t know the address, Google knows it, along with addresses of other place names and businesses.
Google Transit is available in more than 400 regions worldwide and in more than 10 languages.
For more information call (626) 744-4055.
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