Awesome: Local Transit on Google Maps for iPhone

I didn’t notice exactly when it happened, but Google Maps has been updated with information about the public transit routes and fares here in town. It’s pretty awesome. Instead of fighting with paper maps or the local transit authority’s own trip finder implementation, I can just pull up Google Maps on my iPhone and plot a trip from my location to wherever I need to go.

Not only is it pretty sweet that I get information like bus routes, total fare required, and scheduled departures, but if I keep monitoring the app while on the bus, it’ll also tell me how far away I am from my stop:

I’ll have to keep an eye on it to see if it goes by traffic or published schedules to adjust the time, but either way it’s pretty sweet. It’s good to live in the future.