Peterborough Transit implements Google Transit

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When you’re planning your trip on Peterborough Transit, you can now just Google it.

Peterborough Transit has joined Google’s Transit Partner Program with its routes and schedules integrated into Google Maps.

“This is a great step for Peterborough Transit and for the residents of Peterborough,” said Councillor Kemi Akapo, the co-chair of City Council’s Transportation portfolio. “Thanks to all the Transit, technology services and mapping staff who worked to make using transit more accessible.”

“I’m happy to hear that Peterborough Transit will now be able to offer its riders Google Transit. This will help the City create a more convenient and reliable transit system,” said Councillor Don Vassiliadis, Transportation portfolio co-chair.

To use Google Maps to plan your route and times for Peterborough Transit services, visit google.ca/maps, enter your starting point and your destination, select the transit icon, then hit enter.

Google Maps will show you the location of the nearest bus stop, what bus to catch to get to your destination, the route it will take, and any recommended transfers. To plan ahead of time for a later departure, change the Leave Now setting to either Depart At or Arrive By to customize your schedule.

“Our customers have been eagerly anticipating the launch of Google trip planner. This is the first exciting step on our way to real time bus tracking,” said Laurie Stratton, Manager, Transit.

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For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Brendan Wedley, Manager of Communication Services

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1636