MTA Gets A Clue: New Web Trip Planner

The MTA’s NYC Transit Web site has long been one of the least useful — yet totally necessary — Web sites for New Yorkers. Finally, an update, which we learned about from Gothamist.

In short: The transit authority has built its own trip planning service with some nifty features, like links to weekend/construction-related route changes. (Unfortunately, it’s not smart enough to actually use that information to help you plan your route. Next version?)

There’s also a nice subway-and-street map, which uses Microsoft’s interactive mapping system, a button to email yourself (or your BlackBerry) the directions it spits out, and a mobile edition. Not perfect, but the progress is encouraging.

(Also: What happened to the Google version?)

See Also: CBS, MTA Link Up For Free Midtown Wi-Fi

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