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Apple Maps Transit Directions Rolling Out in Alaska, Wyoming and Idaho

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Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for areas in Alaska, Wyoming, and Idaho.

Apple Maps users in select cities in these states can now select public transportation routes when getting directions between two locations. In Alaska, for example, there are bus routes and other transit options in cities that include Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks.


In Wyoming, transit options are available in areas that include Cheyenne and Jackson, and in Idaho, transit data is available in Victor.

Transit information appears to still be rolling out in these three states and could expand to additional cities over the course of the next few weeks.

Apple has not yet added Wyoming, Alaska, and Idaho to the website where it lists locations where transit directions are available, but it should be added in the near future.

Transit directions were first added to Apple Maps in 2015 with the launch of iOS 9. Maps initially only offered transit information in a handful of cities, but over the course of the last three years, Apple has worked to expand the feature to additional areas.

Transit information is now live in dozens of cities and countries around the world, with a full list available on Apple's iOS 11 Feature Availability website.

(Thanks, Ram!)

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dontwalkhand

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One feature I'd like to see in Apple Maps would be to define a hybrid trip, where you drive to a parking lot at the end of a rapid transit line, then take public transit into the city. Not so much for the directions, but to have a convenient way to get the current estimated travel time.
Not Apple but Valley Metro’s new app here in Phoenix does exactly this. Even offers Lyft/Uber as an option.
 
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hagar

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Certainly can't get that in countless other states.

Appreciating what’s left of our wild nature goes a long way. You never know someday someone will decide to put economics ahead of everything else and stop protecting what is out there.
 
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IGI2

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Just let me use Google maps for carplay, that would be innovative enough for me!
They already let that happen with iOS 12.

It's now up to Google to finish and release their Google Maps app.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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Public transit in Alaska = jumping on a wild bear and riding wherever it takes you.

I'm glad Apple was able to figure out the wild bear schedules.
 
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Marsontherocks

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Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for areas in Alaska, Wyoming, and Idaho.

Apple Maps users in select cities in these states can now select public transportation routes when getting directions between two locations. In Alaska, for example, there are bus routes and other transit options in cities that include Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks.


In Wyoming, transit options are available in areas that include Cheyenne and Jackson, and in Idaho, transit data is available in Victor.

Transit information appears to still be rolling out in these three states and could expand to additional cities over the course of the next few weeks.

Apple has not yet added Wyoming, Alaska, and Idaho to the website where it lists locations where transit directions are available, but it should be added in the near future.

Transit directions were first added to Apple Maps in 2015 with the launch of iOS 9. Maps initially only offered transit information in a handful of cities, but over the course of the last three years, Apple has worked to expand the feature to additional areas.

Transit information is now live in dozens of cities and countries around the world, with a full list available on Apple's iOS 11 Feature Availability website.

(Thanks, Ram!)

Article Link: Apple Maps Transit Directions Rolling Out in Alaska, Wyoming and Idaho
[doublepost=1536673623][/doublepost]This is so ridiculous. After 3 years, there are still no transit directions in Denmark... I mean, it exists in Google maps, and gets the data from Rejseplanen, what's so hard about making a deal of licensing the information from Rejseplanen and implementing it directly in the Apple Maps app?!
 
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DingeZ

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As has been said many times, Apple does not just 'flip the switch' but they draw the actual lines an station buildings with exits etc. This is more time consuming, but also more reliable. I have seen Google Maps doing weird things. However, transit directions are coming for Denmark, probably before the end of the year.
 
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[doublepost=1536673623][/doublepost]This is so ridiculous. After 3 years, there are still no transit directions in Denmark... I mean, it exists in Google maps, and gets the data from Rejseplanen, what's so hard about making a deal of licensing the information from Rejseplanen and implementing it directly in the Apple Maps app?!

Same for Switzerland. My guess is that Apple pick the next transit-enabled areas by the two main factors:
1) simplicity to implement
2) percentage of iOS and macOS users in the area/country
 
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edenwaith

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Yeah because amazing mountains and rivers and wide open spaces really suck.

He was probably referring to southern Idaho. Not a whole lot to look at between Boise and Montana. ;)
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Only transit directions anyone is ever looking for in Idaho is "How do I get out of this boring state?"

It could be far worse. It could be North Dakota. :D
 
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