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Bing Adds Transit Directions To Maps Feature


Fans of mass transit can now look to Bing Maps for transit directions.  But due to the initial release, only Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and Vancouver are available, according to Bing Community.

Mass/public transit is growing and Bing says that there’s more than 10.7 billion public transit passengers per year just in the US.

One large feature is that transit information is featured alongside each route option.  With this, users can compare route options based on what they already know of the transit functionality and personal preference.  Options are available for bus, subway, light rail, and local rail. 

Bing has also added landmark information.  If you were to say, open up a movie theater’s detail pages, you’ll be able to see what’s playing in the “nearby” panel.  You can also get details on operating hours.  Or if you’re in Seattle, and need some info on the Space Needle, you can get contact information, related businesses, and additional details in the results.

If you’re in the above cities, or perhaps on your way to visiting there, check out the new offerings here!

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