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Google Maps Now has Schedules for More Than 1 Million Transit Stops, App Update Coming Today

Google announced today that you can find schedules for more than 1 million transit stops across the globe through Google Maps. Along with this announcement, they mentioned that an update to the Android Maps app (version 6.10) will arrive today, bringing with it a more polished UI for viewing said transit schedules. A new Transit layer accompanies the new schedule look as well, so that you can filter by bus, train, tram or subway. 

Lastly, they added more info to My Places, location history, and included area borders during searches:

  • Now, whenever you search for a city or postal code, the borders of that region are highlighted.
  • Under My Places you’ll notice we’ve added new tabs, which will help you access all your information from a single place; from your saved maps for use offline to your starred places and Custom Maps created on your desktop.
  • If you enable Location History, you’ll be able to browse the places you’ve been on a daily basis with an updated Location History dashboard.

The update doesn’t appear to be live yet, but once it goes, we’ll update this post and let you know.

Via:  Google Lat Long

  • Solarix

    I just got an update for my Google Maps this AM, checking it all out now

  • Tobi De la Cuz

    When will they re-enable street names in Navigation is what Im wondering.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Google Now says it can give you alerts when near or at a transit station. But when I am standing at the metro (subway train) stops here in DC it does nothing. Will this improve that?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonefoley Jonathan Foley

      Yes, in my experience this touted feature of Google Now doesn’t really work. This was actually the thing I was most excited about. It never realizes when I’m at a bus stop or BART station (SF Bay Area). Maybe they only tested it on CalTrain and SamTrans, which are local to the GooglePlex.

  • Ken Bosse

    nevermind..i should of read

    • Marco

      Update coming out, very soon. Just keep checking the Play Store. :)

  • zizzybaloobah

    I hope they fixed the GPS fix issue that happened in the last update. My maps and navigation have been useless since they fubar’d it up.

  • RedPandaAlex

    They need to do a better job of pulling in live transit data rather than just having the schedule. Chicago publishes this data, and a number of third-party apps use it, but Google Maps and Google Now seem to just use the scheduled time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonefoley Jonathan Foley

      Yes, why the hell aren’t they pulling in NextBus data or better yet reach their own agreement with transit agencies so that they can get direct access to the GPS data the NextBus does.

  • Jarrett Guma

    I thought ‘Google Maps Now’, was a new app