Apple Maps Transit Info Now Available in Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville, South Carolina

Apple continues to roll out support for transit information within its stock Maps app, this time adding information for three areas in South Carolina in the United States.

Apple has officially brought transit directions to the Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville areas in South Carolina. These are the three largest metropolitan areas in the state, and now Apple Maps users can get public transportation information as they navigate each city. That includes The COMET bus line in Columbia, Greenlink Transit in Greenville, and CARTA in Charleston.

As usual for areas where AMTRAK travels through, this transit information is already present in Apple Maps, as that was added back in 2016.

The last update to Apple Maps transit was earlier this month, when Apple brought transit information to Tucson, Arizona.

Apple introduced transit data in Apple Maps back with the launch of iOS 9, and, since then, the company has been rolling out coverage support for new cities all across the globe. The expansion was going along quite nicely throughout 2017, but near the end of the year the updates slowed down. So far in 2018 there have been two updates to the feature.

Our Take

Apple Maps has improved quite a bit since its debut all those years ago. This writer can say that, usually, he opts to use Apple’s first-party option than use something like Google Maps. The rollout of transit information support has to start happening a bit faster, though, as this is certainly one feature that Apple trails behind the competition.

Do you use Apple Maps transit information?

[via MacRumors]