email of the week: googling your freedom

From Jeffrey Bridgman:

Google maps is showing me my freedom to stay a bit more and chat now.

It says that this route runs every 15 minutes from 5am to 11:30pm, which means if I get talking with someone, I don't care that I'm missing the 8:27pm bus since there'll be another one in about 15 minutes. That's a great improvement from the "Catch the next bus at 8:27" directions it used to tell you.
Good-transit-directions
 
 
I think we're just seeing the beginning of this.  We don't just want directions, we want options!

 

 

2 Responses to email of the week: googling your freedom

  1. Justin N February 3, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    This only works if you have the “New Google Maps,” FYI.

  2. calwatch February 5, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    And in the case of the Silver Line, it isn’t even true as it drops down to 30-40 minute service after about 8 pm. The Green Line operates every 20 after 8 pm, which is now the lowest frequency of the Metro Rail lines (although many times real frequency is about 20 due to maintenance). http://media.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/910.pdf LACMTA’s night time frequency has been one of the biggest complaints, since service from 7-11 pm is some of the worst in the country compared to other major cities, which often run similar levels of service during midday into the evening.

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