Amtrak Routes Now on Google Transit

A recent partnership between Google and Amtrak will allow users of Google Maps / Google Transit to see Amtrak routes as a possible mode of travel, Webwire reports.

From the press release:

"Plans call for all Amtrak routes across the country to eventually be available through Google Transit. The first five routes now available include:

* Empire Service (New York - Albany - Buffalo - Niagara Falls)
* Ethan Allen Express (New York - Albany - Rutland)
* Hiawatha Service (Chicago - Milwaukee)
* Pacific Surfliner (San Diego - Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - San Luis Obispo)
* San Joaquin (Oakland - Sacramento - Fresno - Bakersfield)

When queried, the Google Transit Trip Planner provides users with up to three different transit- and rail-based options to get to their destination. Included is the amount of time each option will take, the number and mode of transfers and walking directions from the train station to the destination."

Thanks to Michael Rodriguez

Full Story: Amtrak Partners with Google Transit to Offer Rail Travel as an Option for Trip Planning

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