CTA riders can now use Google to plan their trips, under a partnership between the Internet search engine company and the CTA.
The service allows customers to enter the start and end points of their trips, and Google will offer ways to get there by bus and train. The transit agency hopes the function will attract more riders.
“Having CTA service information on the universally familiar Google Web site allows CTA to reach a broader audience and introduce them to the convenience of transit at no cost to the agency,” CTA President Ron Huberman said at a news conference.
Whenever we went somewhere new, we had to Google map it and try to figure out where the nearby stations were and best route from there. My tests indicate this will be much easier.