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Plan your Kingston Transit trips using Google Transit

July 11, 2014 -

Google Transit is now the official online Trip Planner tool being offered to riders by Kingston Transit at www.KingstonTransit.ca/Tripplanner

"Adopting Google Transit as the Trip Planner of choice for the City makes sense.  Google Transit continues to grow its capabilities and offers a number of advantages that will appeal to our riders.  It's a popular tool familiar to those in Kingston and beyond," says Sheila Kidd, Director of Transportation. She also notes that adopting Google Transit as the City's standard Trip Planner will allow for further efficiencies and savings.

Like the original Trip Planner, launched in 2009, Google Transit shows Kingston Transit riders how to get to their destinations by bus just by entering their starting point, destination and time of departure.

Some of Google Transit's bells and whistles:

  • It offers a single map showing a suggested trip to your destination, and also indicates alternative travel times and route options.
  • It offers language options.
  • It is accessible to those with visual impairments.
  • It offers Google Street View, to help people orient themselves and see their bus stops or destinations.
  • It can work with the GPS on most mobile devices to pick up your location and aid in directing you. Download the (free) Google Maps app at google.com/mobile/maps.

Google Transit has been featured as an option on the online Trip Planning page since 2012.  Now, it will appear as the main choice as the City phases out use of its original Trip Planner, by Aug. 1, 2014.

The Trip Planner is by far, the most popular destination on the City's website, receiving an average of 1900 hits a day (more than the City's home page).

Plan your bus trip using Google Transit: www.KingstonTransit.ca/Tripplanner

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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