Apple Maps Introduces Transit Data for Sacramento, California

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Apple Maps has recently been updated with the introduction of all new Transit information for the city of Sacramento, California, which will let iPhone users in the city navigate using public transportation options like buses, subways, commuter rails, and more.


Transit routing became available within iOS 9 with a limited number of supported cities at launch. Since then, Apple has worked at expanding support for the public transportation feature of its first-party Maps app, now encompassing 20 cities around the world and 30 cities within China.

Including Sacramento, Transit directions can be found in Austin, Sydney, Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Toronto, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Over the past month alone Apple has released a rapid collection of cities with Transit support, including Montreal, Portland, Seattle, New South Wales, and Rio de Janeiro, ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

(Thanks, Ram!)

Article Link: Apple Maps Introduces Transit Data for Sacramento, California
 

2010mini

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Wonder when they'll start adding transit for the sorrounding areas to major metro areas?
 

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At what point will we reach saturation and this is no longer news worthy? My guess is that at the current rate of deployment, that point is very far off. I really hope Apple figures out how to roll this out faster.
 

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At what point will we reach saturation and this is no longer news worthy? My guess is that at the current rate of deployment, that point is very far off. I really hope Apple figures out how to roll this out faster.
I hope that Apple already knows how to roll this out faster, and that one city a week is phase 2 of a multiphase plan of escalating their process smoothly.
 
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I hope that Apple already knows how to roll this out faster, and that one city a week is phase 2 of a multiphase plan of escalating their process smoothly.
Well I hope your hope is answered in a hopeful way. :D
 

cpwestergaard

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Wonder when they'll start adding transit for the sorrounding areas to major metro areas?
In this release, Sacramento includes Davis (a non contiguous suburb) with the inclusion of Unitrans routes, a UC Davis, student run transportation system that serves the entire City of Davis.
 

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The pace of new cities is going to be really slow until some of the 3rd party companies get onboard. A lot of smaller cities rely on 3rd parties to format their current transit data for Google Maps. Once these companies start supporting Apple I suspect we'll see a large increase in small city transit data in Apple Maps.

Example
http://trilliumtransit.com/
 
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