The last time I was in Hawaii, this mainlander had a hard time figuring out how to take “The Bus” from the airport to Waikiki. Now the busy folks over at Google labs have a new plan. Google Transit, which is in beta, promises to simplify things. Start with entering your location, and your destination. In a flash, the bus stop closest, the bus times, travel time, as well as walking directions to the bus stop are displayed. There’s even a map showing the route and the price of the fare. This will definitely simplify things next time I venture onto public transportation!
See it in action here.
Important note: it looks like the service is currently limited to Portland, Ore. Those Google guys and their beta services, I tell you. Hopefully we’ll see it in other large metropolitan areas soon!