Transit Information Now Available on Google Maps
The County of Nevada Transit Services Division and the Geographic Information Services (GIS) Division have been working on an exciting project to provide easily accessed electronic information for users of our western Nevada County public transit system. The project has resulted in a partnership with Google Maps and the installation of a transit trip planner that is available online 24/7 providing Gold County Stage transit routes and schedules. Google Strategic Partner Manager, Ryan Poscharsky states, “We are pleased to welcome Nevada County Transit Services Division to Google Maps. This partnership shows Nevada County Transit Services Division’s commitment to innovating, as well as serving and attracting new riders. Together we can provide useful and accurate information to help people quickly get to where they want to go.”
Transit information in Google Maps provides a convenient and timely method to identify bus stop locations and travel destinations as well as planning bus travel routes, departure/arrival times and other transportation connections. Riders are able to customize their travel trips by entering desired travel dates, times and destinations into Google Maps on their Android or iPhone, and the app will provide bus route options that match the entered criteria. Google Maps also offers walking directions so that riders are able access information on how to get to the nearest transit center, bus stop, or other destinations after leaving the bus. Additionally, Google Maps supports over 40 languages and is able to generate output that is compatible with screen readers for visually impaired users.
Information for the western Nevada County public transit system is now active and available in the Google Maps app for trip planning in our community. To download the Google Maps app, please visit Google Play or the App Store. We encourage the public to take a look at this exciting transportation option at www.goldcountrystage.com or www.mynevadacounty.com and enter required information into the Trip Planner on the webpage. Access is also available on your computer at www.maps.google.com by clicking on Get Directions, and then the bus icon. If you do not know the address of your trip start or end, simply enter the name of the city, place, business, etc.
For additional information regarding our western Nevada County public transit system, please call 530-477-0103 X 0.
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