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Apple Maps has been updated with comprehensive transit data for Salt Lake City, Utah, enabling iPhone users in the city and certain suburbs to navigate using Utah Transit Authority public transportation, including the TRAX light rail system, FrontRunner commuter train, S-Line streetcar, and buses.

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Apple introduced Transit in Maps as part of iOS 9 in select cities around the world, including Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and over 300 cities in China. The feature has its own tab in Apple Maps on iOS 10 when entering directions.

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Transit routing is now available in several other cities around the world, including Atlanta, Columbus, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Honolulu, Kansas City, Melbourne, Miami, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Montréal, Pittsburgh, Portland, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, and Seattle.

(Thanks, Bernd!)

Article Link: Apple Maps Now Supports Transit Directions in Salt Lake City
 
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truthertech

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To be accurate, shouldn't keep referring to these as cities as it grossly distorts the coverage of Apple Maps transit coverage. These are large regions covering huge areas with anywhere from dozens to hundreds of cities in each and millions of people in each. It's also good to periodically remember why Apple doesn't simply roll out transit directions to all areas at once, as they could easily do. That's what Google did and they have had lots of criticism about the accuracy of their transit. Apple is taking a different path and customizing transit for each region. This article lays the Apple approach out very well.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/07/07/why-apples-transit-maps-are-rolling-out-so-slowly
 
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truthertech

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I live in the area and this is great. Can't wait to try it out.


Yes, it's frustrating to wait, but when Apple Transit directions finally arrived in my area, it was clear the difference in what Apple is doing by working to customize each area makes for an improved experience over the others. With the 4000 folks Apple is adding to the Maps group in the new India office, I think this process will accelerate. 2017 is also suppose to be the year Apple finishes its base map that it has been working on for several years, some exciting things should be happening next year with Maps.
 
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TouchedByAl

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I was surprised to see Salt Lake City added but I'm glad it's there. For the most part I avoided Maps for the longest time since over the years my experiences with it have led to me getting directed to the wrong place. With the improvements in iOS 10 and the fact that a business I added to maps was added to the map in less then 24 hours shows apple is dedicated to improving things.
 
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