Tuesday, December 01, 2009

SEPTA Now on Google Transit

From the inbox:

SEPTA has entered a new high-tech era, with everything customers need now just a click away.

SEPTA’s bus schedule information is now available on Google Transit – completing an effort to include all of the transit authority’s travel data on the popular website. SEPTA partnered with Google earlier this year to get train schedules up on the site. Now, with an extensive effort to geo-map all of SEPTA’s 15,000-plus bus stops complete, all SEPTA bus, rail and trolley schedules are readily available for anyone using Google Maps to plan a trip in the Philadelphia region.

Google Transit can also be used to plan trips on SEPTA’s website, which has been completely overhauled as part of a recently unveiled redesign. One of SEPTA’s exciting new online features, “Next To Arrive,” allows riders to see their next four available Regional Rail trains by simply entering the start and end points of their journey.

In addition to enhanced trip-planning tools, SEPTA’s new website gives customers more access to real-time travel information and new original content – all wrapped in a fresh, colorful design.

"The number one priority of this redesign was meeting customers' needs," said SEPTA General Manager Joseph M. Casey. "We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers a first-class website and online experience.”

Among the new offerings at SEPTA’s website is a “Newsroom,” which includes press releases, a media guide and public reports. This section also contains “News Bites,” which are original SEPTA stories covering everything from news and events to insider features.

To see all SEPTA has available online, visit www.septa.org.

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