Apple Maps has been expanding its transit support for quite some time, and it continues to grow in its usefulness.
Beginning this week, Apple Maps now supports transit information in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and it is expanding its data in Michigan. Transit information actually launched in Detroit, Michigan, back in February of this year, so the Maps app is broadening its range to help even more Maps users when they take public transportation.
The specific public transport systems that are covered aren’t known at this point. However, if you are in these areas and try to use the Transit option while in Apple Maps, it should populate the data you need to get to where you need to go. Transit data is a new feature in the Maps app for those in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
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. Apple is starting to pick up the pace in 2018, though.
That includes the most recent rollout in Luxembourg, while also expanding to even more areas in the United States and Canada.
Back in June it was reported that Apple is working on a massive rebuild of Apple Maps, with the service being built from “the ground up” with first-party data. This is primarily going to be for showing real-time information for traffic, road systems, construction, and other elements of that nature. However, it should also provide even more detailed neighborhood information as well. Unfortunately, those changes won’t be around for quite some time.[via MacRumors]