WMATA giving Google Transit the high hat
Center for American Progress blogger Matt Yglesias noticed today that WMATA is refusing to provide information for Google Map’s new Transit feature. The free service allows users to plan trips using public transit schedules and actually see their routes, too.
But apparently, WMATA thinks they have a superior trip planner on their own site–which is not quite true. Search results on WMATA’s site are texty and confusing, and lacky the sexy mapping features of Google Transit. Plus, it’s hard for me to see how restricting information about Metro could benefit WMATA is any way.
But don’t despair just yet–GreatergreaterWashington has a petition you can sign here. Maybe the powers that be at WMATA will come to their senses.