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Apple Maps Now Widely Supports Transit Navigation in Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, and West Virginia

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Apple Maps now supports navigation with public transportation in most metropolitan areas of Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, and West Virginia.


By selecting the Transit tab in Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, users in each state can now access bus and train routes where available, complete with arrival and departure times, service advisories, and other detailed information.

The statewide expansions build upon the feature's availability in larger cities. Apple Maps users in Ohio, for example, can now navigate with transit in the Dayton, Toledo, and Akron areas, joining Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus.

Additional supported areas include Little Rock in Arkansas, Frederick in Maryland, and Charleston in West Virginia.

Apple Maps has aggressively expanded its transit-supported cities over the past two months to include St. Louis, Missouri; Richmond, Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia; Tucson, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Orlando, Florida; and Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville in South Carolina.

When the feature launched in 2015, it was initially limited to Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and around 300 cities in China.

A complete list of supported cities can be found on Apple's iOS Feature Availability page. A reliable tipster has informed MacRumors that Charlotte, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Brunswick, and Portland, Maine are candidates for the feature's continued rollout this month.

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I build complex systems like this, but on a much smaller scale. I find it amazing that Apple can pull this off.

I wonder how many different transit systems that Apple needs to work with, or if they require each transit board to add compatibility for Apple Maps API?
 
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Apple Maps now supports navigation with public transportation in most metropolitan areas of Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, and West Virginia.


By selecting the Transit tab in Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, users in each state can now access bus and train routes where available, complete with arrival and departure times, service advisories, and other detailed information.

The statewide expansions build upon the feature's availability in larger cities. Apple Maps users in Ohio, for example, can now navigate with transit in the Dayton, Toledo, and Akron areas, joining Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus.

Additional supported areas include Little Rock in Arkansas, Frederick in Maryland, and Charleston in West Virginia.

Apple Maps has aggressively expanded its transit-supported cities over the past two months to include St. Louis, Missouri; Richmond, Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia; Tucson, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Orlando, Florida; and Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville in South Carolina.

When the feature launched in 2015, it was initially limited to Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and around 300 cities in China.

A complete list of supported cities can be found on Apple's iOS Feature Availability page. A reliable tipster has informed MacRumors that Charlotte, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Brunswick, and Portland, Maine are candidates for the feature's continued rollout this month.

Article Link: Apple Maps Now Widely Supports Transit Navigation in Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, and West Virginia

Yet they still don’t know where most any address or POI is located.. lots of traffic, toad closings, etc.

Wish they’d get good at the core functionality before they go trying to map out museums and dog parks in Siberia.
 
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Yet they still don’t know where most any address or POI is located.. lots of traffic, toad closings, etc.

Wish they’d get good at the core functionality before they go trying to map out museums and dog parks in Siberia.

Agreed. Waze had been more accurate for road layout, traffic conditions & POIs long before being acquired by Google and now both Google & Waze are way ahead. Apple Maps are pretty to look at, but the underlying data is still really poor.
 
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How long does it take for transit to show up once train stations start showing outlines ? I am in Auckland and we now have station outlines showing for all rail and ferries?

I see this is also showing for Olso - assuming this is coming soon as well?

Thanks
 
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How long does it take for transit to show up once train stations start showing outlines ? I am in Auckland and we now have station outlines showing for all rail and ferries?

I see this is also showing for Olso - assuming this is coming soon as well?

Thanks
It varies, but New Zealand is the most recent place the station outlines have appeared, so probably 6 months at the soonest. Whereas the outlines in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Northern Germany have been there for at least 6 months or more. The station outlines in Italy have been there for over a year. Also, Barcelona and the Philippines, plus pretty much every major US city that has not already been added.
 
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Celeron655

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It varies, but New Zealand is the most recent place the station outlines have appeared, so probably 6 months at the soonest. Whereas the outlines in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Northern Germany have been there for at least 6 months or more. The station outlines in Italy have been there for over a year. Also, Barcelona and the Philippines, plus pretty much every major US city that has not already been added.

Thanks for the quick reply.

Do the bus stops usually show up before they go live? i see this is the case in some US cities that are not live.
 
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Yet they still don’t know where most any address or POI is located.. lots of traffic, toad closings, etc.

Wish they’d get good at the core functionality before they go trying to map out museums and dog parks in Siberia.

Toad closings?! Now that’s a feature Apple should..jump on! (I know you meant road closings)
 
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kjvmartin

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I recently drove around 1600 miles (3200 round trip) and had Apple and Google open the whole journey.

It's hard to say which is better, because sometimes one would re-route and the other wouldn't. I can't know what would have happened had I used the other software, so the test was mostly useless. They seemed to be fairly close is all I can surmise.
 
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