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Getting around with Google

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For cities with public transit, Google has added a new transit alert service to help you manage your commute whether for fun or work.  It's easy to get to through Google Maps. 

Unfortunately, even though you can get transit information on 800 cities around the world, you can only get these transit alerts (for now) for the rail lines in DC and NYC and bus lines in Salt Lake City.

However, city transit managers are being invited to apply. 

WBTV Cyber Expert Theresa Payton explains how it works: 

FEATURES:

Google already helps out travelers with tips on fares, walking directions, and estimated travel time but these new features are a huge help.  They recently added a lot more cities around the globe that they support.

This new service provides:

Real time service alerts

It will help you map out the best route to take

It will warn you about construction or anything that might delay the train

They take their alerts directly from the public transit's alert system

Transit alerts are available for the rail lines in  DC and NYC, and the bus lines for Salt Lake City.

You can get the transit alert on Android or Apple phones

WEB RESOURCES:

Click here to try this cool feature out at your house to test it out.

To read the Google company blog post about transit alerts, click here.

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