Google to tell commuters how crowded their subways and buses will be

Andrew Weber
June 28, 2019 - 8:34 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Google Maps has added a feature that will predict how crowded New York City subways and buses will be.

New York City is one of 200 cities which Google will supply public transit predictions for, based on data Google has gathered from users.

“We’re introducing transit crowdedness predictions so you can see how crowded your bus, train or subway is likely to be based on past rides,” Google Maps product managers Talyah Hasaballah and Anthony Bertuca wrote about the new features in a blog post on Google’s site.

“You’ll now be able to see if your bus will be late, how long the delay will be, and more accurate travel times based on live traffic conditions along your route. You’ll also see exactly where the delays are on the map so you know what to expect before you even hop on your bus,” they continued.

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