ART is on Google Maps!

July 9, 2013

Google Maps now includes ART bus information when giving directions to get from Point A to Point B. In addition to driving directions, Google Maps provides transit information for getting to where you want to go, with both Metrobus and Metrorail showing up as options. Now, when you ask to get directions via public transit, ART bus routes are included in the options you're given. Additional information such as directions to the bus stop and schedule information are also provided.

If you click on the link under the map that says "View Larger Map" it will take you to a Google Maps page that provides directions from the Arlington County Government Building in Courthouse to Central Library.

View Larger Map

Looking at the Google Maps page, on the left hand side you can see the transit options provided for getting to the library. The first option is to take ART 41. If you click on the ART 41 option, step-by-step directions are provided including how to get to the bus stop, when the bus should arrive, how long the trip should take and which bus stop to get off at.

Looking at the map, if you click on the bus icon by the starting point, a box will pop up telling you where you can catch the bus, schedule information for when the next bus will arrive and how long the trip should take. The map also shows the route the bus will travel along. Other transit options using Metrorail and Metrobus are also provided so you can choose the quickest or most convenient way for you to get to your destination.

If you decide you'd rather walk or bike to your destination just click on one of the icons in the top left corner of the page to get directions for your preferred mode. Driving directions are also provided. 

Arlington Transit is excited to be included on Google Maps and hopes that this will make it even easier to ride ART!

Jennifer Wagar is a Transit Marketing Specialist with Arlington County Commuter Services.

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