Finally Melbourne has Google Transit

So, today Google Transit (Maps) enabled public transport planning in Victoria, including right across Melbourne. Hallelujah. This has been a long time coming. Google Transit and the GTFS file format originated about ten years ago, and quickly took hold in North American cities, as well as elsewhere around the world. Around the same time, the  ... [More]

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Public transport timetables finally in GTFS format

Information is power, so they say. So it follows that good accurate information on public transport services is needed to make the most of them. Back in 2005, before the first wave of Real smartphones prompted by the iPhone, Google launched Google Transit. The idea is simple: with access to all of a region’s public  ... [More]