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Bing Maps Adds Transit Routing Directions

     
1:58 pm on Sep 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Bing Maps Adds Transit Directions [bing.com]
Today Bing Maps added transit routing to its directions options. So, for those of you who like to take the bus, subway, or local rail you now can turn to Bing Maps.
In this initial release (i.e. more to come) of Bing Maps transit directions, Bing Maps will cover 11 cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and Vancouver.
4:31 pm on Sept 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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really cool! I will check it out right now!
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I expect this will be really nice on phones
5:20 pm on Sept 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Oh nice. They seem to be a bit more helpful than the google maps. I did a search from my house to the Sears tower (no longer called that) and it tells me to take the train:

Subway: Take Blue Line - Forest Park - 13 min
12:31PMDepart: Western-O'Hare
12:43PMArrive: Jackson-Blue
Previous stop is Monroe-Blue
If you reach LaSalle, you've gone too far


Compared to google:
Blue Line - Direction: Forest Park
Service run by Chicago Transit Authority
12:29pmDepart California-O'Hare
14 mins (9 stops)
12:43pmArrive Jackson-Blue

I like how the bing maps tell what the previous and next stops are. Interesting how the maps gave me different starting stops.

I wonder when they will add bike maps. Anyhow, I am glad this has come out. It is nice to have options. Thanks MSFT!