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Multi-Modal Directions, Now Available on Google Maps
Google now offers multi-modal directions on some platforms. Travelers can use their phones not only to look up transit, walking, car, or biking directions, but now they can also use the service to get directions that incorporate multiple modes. This new feature is meant to help give information relevant to each leg of a multimodal journey including information about how crowded trains are, what traffic is like, and how long one would be likely to wait for a train.
"Transit directions paired with ride-sharing and biking will start rolling today out on iOS. Android users will also get transit plus ride-sharing starting today, but they will have to wait a little longer for transit plus biking," Andrew J. Hawkins reports for the Verge.