Google Maps just got even better

Google Maps has expanded its public transit directionsJustin Sullivan/GettyGoogle Maps has expanded its public transit directions

It could be a while before the Google self driving car takes us to work. So until then, in order to keep up with the likes of Uber, Google is rapidly expanding it’s Maps application.

Real-time bus and train information was already available in places like New York – which just released it’s own “Bus Time” app this week – but the mapping mammoth has added over 25 new partner cities in four countries to its arsenal of places with real-time transit directions, the company announced Tuesday on their blog.

“This real-time transit info will let you see live arrivals for buses, metros and subway systems — and even alert you to cancelled routes,” the blog post says. “So you can better navigate the intricate and unpredictable world of transit in major cities around the world.”

Apple Maps, the longtime underdog to Google’s cartographic services, only added public transportation directions in May.

Google Maps Transit is now available on six continentsGoogleGoogle Maps Transit is now available on six continents

Google, on the other hand, now claims its transit directions are available in over 18,000 cities in 64 countries and six continents.

Google Maps has expanded its transit funcitonalityGoogleGoogle Maps has expanded its transit functionality

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