For major metropolitan areas, transit information can be a requirement for many visitors and residents, which means Apple has to continue to add the feature within its stock Maps app at a semi-regular basis.
As such, the company has done just that, as first reported today by AppleInsider. The newest addition this time is Orlando, one of the largest and most populated cities in the state of Florida. The new transit information includes support for the Lynx bus routes and stops, and Apple Maps can quickly show users the wait time and travel time between stops, as well as the necessary bus routes someone might need to take to get to their destination.
The data being provided to Apple is provided by the Central Florida Regional Transit Authority.
Apple Maps recently brought new transit information to three different cities in South Carolina, adding the feature in Maps in late February.
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.
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?