The latest update to the popular Transit App for Android has brought a much requested and desired feature by users: Transit Maps. Now when you are in a location with a public transportation system, not only do you get the bus, subway and train schedules near you, the display also includes the map of those routes so you can see where they go. Even better, the team at Transit App has made the routes color coded to those of the city you are viewing. So, for example, the A Line in Denver leads from Union Station to Denver International Airport and is designated as a light blue on any Denver RTD map. In Transit App, the line is in the same shade of blue and it shows you exactly how it goes from the city center to the airport.
All joking aside, the updates to the Transit App for Android are great. The latest build, version 3.7.3 for those keeping score at home, has a lot of bug fixes for some annoying things that were in the app. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Transit App gives you public transportation, Car2Go information and other transportation information for you where you are and how to get where you are going. It services a long list of cities around the world and it is my go-to app when it comes to figuring out when my next bus or train is leaving for a destination (I’m one of the maybe 3 Americans who doesn’t actually own a car by choice).
Besides all the bug fixes in the release, and there are plenty, I have to give the Montreal based company a lot of credit. They can certainly poke fun at themselves. The release notes along are worth the update just so you can read them. Again and again.