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TRIP PLANNING FEATURES

Route Customization

Simply enter departure time and desired departure time (or arrival time at destination) at destination and trip planner will provide 3 options, showing the amount of time and number of transfers for each option. Then choose the most convenient trip.


Walking directions:

Google Maps provides walking directions, so you can find out exactly how to get to the nearest Metro stop or transfer point and how to get to your destination once leaving the bus.

Mobile Devices:

Trip planning information is easily accessible on mobile devices such as iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, S60, and other Java enabled phones.

Type m.google.com/maps on your mobile device browser.


Using Business Names or Names of Places Rather Than an Address:

You don't need to know which pizzeria you are going to or its address in order to get directions; Google Transit integrates with all the features of Google Maps, including the Google local search.

This means that you don't need to know exactly where you're going -- in the "to" and "from" fields, you can enter a business name ("Tom's Pizza") or category ("pizza") instead of a specific street address.


Street View Images of Stop Locations:

Google Maps offers street view ground-level images of your origin and destination. This allows riders to preview a bus stop or transfer point and see where it is on the street, whether there is a covered shelter or bench, or where exactly the stop is located in relation to a business or home address.


Multiple Languages

Trip planning data is available in several different languages including Chinese (simplified), Dutch, English US, UK, Canada, and Australia, French France and Canada, German, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Catalan, Galego, Euskara.

Trip planning solutions in a multiple language format will make it convenient for foreign language riders, whether residents or international tourists, to find directions and information in their native language.


Accessible for Visually Impaired Users:

Google Maps gives trip planning options in a format compatible with screen readers for visually impaired users.

Metro Transit: (608) 266-4466; E-mail: mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com